I have a friend of mine that wanted me to look at her 80 gig PS3 (original model with the memory card slots under the cover) that is having trouble reading discs. Since I repaired several PS2s and Xboxes (both kinds) for her I agreed to take a look at it.
It has the characteristics of a weak laser. It will read discs for a bit, then you will hear it trying and trying to track and then it gives up.
Has anyone here replaced a blu ray laser lens to correct this symptom before? Do you think my diagnosis is correct? The rails are clean and lubed properly as well as the worm gear. Also the lens is clean as well.
I would be interested in hearing what y'all have to say.