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Fat PS3 BR drive not recognizing any disks
Fat PS3 BR drive not recognizing any disks –
I have and old 40 GB fat ps3 jailbroken for quite sometime now with KMEAW 3.55 and a older version of MM (2.0 something). Everything was running fine yesterday. Smooth as silk. Today, When I insert and any type of disk, the drive spins for 2 seconds and stops. The PS3 does't recognize that there is a disk in the drive. There were no signs of failure prior. Is the some type of diagnostic I can run to check if the BR drive is kaput? Or maybe a setting that disables playback?
Thanks In advance for you help!
Don't know how confident you are about opening the console, but I had a similar problem with my drive not reading discs etc. Has the console been dropped recently? What I did was open up the console and take out the screws that hold down the drive. Underneath the drive is a ribbon cable that connects to it. Mine had come loose and wasnt connected all the way. Made sure it was connected snuggly, put it back together and viola!
Jake - I can certainly crack her open. But wanted to see is there was any way of telling the whether the drive was shot first.
Yea...I really don't know what to tell you there. I would go ahead and just check and make sure the ribbon cable is properly connected. If it still doesn't work after that then something isn't jiving. Good luck and advise after you check it out I'd like to know if that fixes it.
K will do Thanx! If I remember correctly I think I can try to remarry without downgrading as well. Since I'm still on 3.55. I'll do a search thanks again!!!
If it's not your BD drive ribbon, then you may have a problem with your laser. Earlier models are reported to have these sorts of laser malfunctions, much like if you remember PS2's burning out while trying to handle the graphics on GTA. If your drive still does not work after trying what jakenastysnake has proposed, you may want to look into finding out what exact model of PS3 you have (by serial number ; CECHB01, CECHA01, etc., etc.) and get yourself a new drive assembly/laser. Sounds like a daunting task to rip apart a laser and re-assemble it, but there are many a video/manual/tutorial to show you how to do this. And I assure you it's much easier than it looks. If the problem continues to occur after that, then I'm not sure what to say.
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