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BR drive not taking discs after reflow
BR drive not taking discs after reflow –
Re-flowed a system and now the BR drive, which was working before, will not take a disc. Blue blinking light when the disc is attempted to be put in. I know generally if the data cable from the MB is unplugged or the clip is broken you get no light at all when a disc is attempted to be put in (just like the broken red/black tiny sensor wire problem), so I'm thinking it's probably not that. I also did not even remove that data cable for the re-flow because of how damn easily breakable and fragile that clip is.
The problem is definitely not the drive itself because I have tested 2 different drives from other systems that will take a disc, that will not take a disc when put in this one.
What are the most common things to get fried in a re-flow that may cause the BR not to work anymore? Could this just be the data cable? I've never seen a broken data clip/cable cause the blue blinking light. It's usually just no light at all and no accepting of discs.
br drive will blink blu lights for eject reset, but no gears spin
br drive will blink blu lights for eject reset, but no gears spin –
I don't know what it's called.....the eject or BR reset? Anyway, whatever it is if I hold the eject button down for 10-15 secs, the blue light will begin to blink but I do not hear the gears rolling like I normally would. Does this mean the ps3 is identifying a BR misalignment but can not give power to the gears?
take an ohm meter reading? Here we go again....
To quote hirokitanaka: "Help me GARY-OPA-KENOBI. You're my only hope."
When you tried the other drives did you try a different ribbon cable as well? You may have damaged the ribbon cable while reflowing the motherboard. As for misalignment, I highly doubt that being the problem as you said you tried 2 other working drives that work perfectly in other consoles except this one you are having issues with.
Well, I left a small tidbit out because I did not want to cloud the issue. The drive that was originally in the YLOD system is now acting up in other systems as well. Before I re-flowed it, it worked fine and I have not taken that drive apart ever.
So, in other words:
1) I had a red blinking light ps3 with a working drive laser.
2) I re-flowed the system and it came back, but the drive in it would not take a disc (blue blinking light when attempted to put disc in).
3)I did the eject button hold for 10-15 secs, and saw the blue blinking but I don't think I heard any "rolling" sound.
4) put other drives confirmed as working from other systems into this system and get the same issue
5) put original drive from red blinking system into other ps3, and get blue blinking light, both on start-up as well as when disc is attempted to be inserted!!!!
Therefore I know the main problem lies with the re-flowed system itself and not the drive, since working drives from other systems do not work in this system. BUT what kind of problem could also actually misalign a previously working BR drive???
Two part answer here. The first is about bluray drive. I actually had a similar situation where the drive would not take any disks and I had to realign the drive. What caused mine to do this was dirt/dust build up between the gears. Here is a tutorial on how to fix it properly. A little tip: if you attempt to do this, I find that removing the screws holding down the motor make the gears easier to turn. It was a pain to get it right though...A lot of trial and error.
As for it being related to the motherboard, that is an area I cannot shed any light on as I have never come across that type of situation although I am curious to know what it is. Good luck.
Honestly I think the answer staring me in the face is the one I don't want to believe. I must've burned something out on the MB during the re-flow that is not allowing power to get the BR gears. I'm hoping someone else can confirm this can sometimes happen.
As far as the drive that is now acting up, I can definitely take it apart and fit it, even if I have to assemble it from spare parts. That's not a problem. The main question for me is tat would be a hell of a coincidence for the drive to only now start having problems at the very same time the MB had it's first drive related problem. I have to assume in some way they are related, but I have no idea how the burned MB can cause a working drive to internally misalign.
TESTED WITH A MULTIMETER
TESTED WITH A MULTIMETER –
Using a multimeter I tested the 4 pin output that gives power to the BR drive, and got 11.75, 0, 0, 5.1 pretty much just as it should be (12,0,0,5) in order starting with the black wire. So I guess the PS and MB are definitely sending power correctly through the wire to the BR drive.
I have tried 3 different motherboard ribbons (the one that connects to the BR drive from the MB) and get the same result with all 3. I have tried 2 different BR drives both confirmed as working in other systems, and they will not take discs in this one.
The system will STILL not take in discs (with a blue blinking light when attempted) and I have ruled out the drive itself as the problem, the PS, power wire, the MB ribbon.....
What is left to test?