Hello people, I bought a 60gb whose bluray drive wouldn't suck in my disc and seemed to be completely dead.
I tried updating firmware but it got stuck for a about a month, i bought a new bluray drive (swapped logic boards) and even though it didn't work the first time, about a week after switching drives my firmware updated.
Sadly, this new drive seemed as dead as my old one, and since I know this one works, I figured the problem was something else. This assertion was justified when I downloaded a PSN game and froze with a black screen when I launched it. I inspected the ps3 and noticed the blue ray ribbon end that connected to the motherboard had black marks where some of those yellow things are (if you haven't been able to tell by know, I'm not very experienced with this stuff)
Now that seems like the logic thing I should replace next, but could a damaged blue ray ribbon leave every function of my bluray not to work and me not being able play anything. Could I also have a bad logic board, or need a new power cable? Is it possible the problem lies with something else not concerning the bluray?
I should note the ps3 comes on fine, connects to wifi, can download stuff off PSN, but like I said, a black screen when I launch whatever I download. Also I but my bluray drive in the position when there's a disc inside and the blue light stays on, so my ps3 can sense that.
Sorry for my noobishness