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Blueray drive / logic board question
Blueray drive / logic board question –
My blueray drive won't load anything, the laser is good and it spins the discs, also the little loading icon that looks like a clock on the right top of the screen spins for a while then stops but the disc keeps spinning.
I put the blueray drive in another ps3 ( changed the logic boards over) and it works mint, plays DVD audio and ps3 games.
Swap it back to my original ps3 ( and logic boards back) same thing disc spins but nothing,
I suspect the logic board is toast what do you think any ideas?
Another question: if it was an unmarried board would the loading icon spin?
Thanks in advance for your input
ps I have spent the last 4 nights googling it but get mixed results
It sounds like the drive board is bad, or is missmatched. The symptoms are almost identicle. Did you get this system used by any chance? Almost every system I get on ebay that "has bad blu ray drive" ends up being either a missmached board or bad board. People on ebay just arent very honest it seems (always leave a bit of needed info out) Does the laser light up when it spins? If so then you have a missmached board. If it spins and doesnt light up then chances are the board has gone bad. Either way I hope your firmware is lower than 3.56 because if not then in order to fix the issue you are going to have one hell of a soldering job to do. If its 3.55 or lower search on the forum on how to marry or remarry logic boards through devs_usb.
Thanks for the reply, i bought 3 ps3's in parts, 2 are working well after swapping parts (logic boards), and both are at fw3.60, the last one was at fw2.19 or something low, i updated to 3.55ofw then to kmeaw 3.55 but couldnt get anything but black screens when i ran multiman, after realising you need a working drive and possibly a disc in it i googled for a few hours and found out as much as i could about the drives, appaently if the board is mismatched the loading icon (top right of screen) wont spin around can someone else please confirm or deny this aswell, i tried one of the other drives in the ps3 with an intentionally missmatched board and confirmed the icon doesnt spin , mine spins around so asume its the correct logic board for my ps3.
Any way yes the laser has been tested and is good (i have tried it in my other ps3 with the correct board and it plays audio, dvd and ps3 games), when (back in the problematic console) i insert a disc, the blue laser shines, if its a dvd the red one comes on and the disc spins up, also noticed that the speed at which the disc spins is different for audio, dvd ,or ps3 game.
i have bought another board the same as mine (bmd-001 a3) and will attempt to swap the nand chip over, unless anyone has any other ideas i should try.
as always i am happy to hear your encouters with theses board/drive problems, im thinking about writhing a guide to diagnosing problems with the drives,
If you are below 3.56 then you dont have to swap the nand chips unless you just want to, seach on here for remarry blu ray logic board.
Logic board errors are very strange and confussing. Sometimes if they are bad or missmatched the icon doesnt spin other times the icon spins when bad or missmatched.....very confussing