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PS3 won't play Blu-ray, DVD or CD...Warranty gone
PS3 won't play Blu-ray, DVD or CD...Warranty gone –
So I have an older Fat playstation 3 that no longer reads cds, dvds or Blu-rays. I checked and saw that I no longer have a warranty on it.
I went out and bought this-
Amazon.com: Maxell BR-LC Blu-ray Lens Cleaner: Electronics
However, it was no help as I couldn't even play that disc. I have heard that some people clean their blu ray lens to fix this issue and I found out how to take out the Blu Ray unit/drive (safely and in a clean environment), however I'm not sure what liquid to use to clean the blu ray lens. What should I use? Can I use just compressed air to blow off dust?
Last edited by grunge782; 05-16-2011 at 01:58 AM.
If a cleaning did not fix it, the laser is likely dead and needs to be replaced.
Well it hasn't been cleaned yet. I am asking what is the best way to clean it safely.
Originally Posted by wizdumb
The thing is the disc that blows air to clean the lens wouldn't even load because my PS3 won't load any discs. I did a full format my harddrive to know for sure it wasn't a software problem.
What I am asking is what is safe to clean the lens with. I have compressed air, rubbing alchohol, glasses lens cleaner and a microfiber cloth.
i used a q-tip and eyeglass cleaner, just make sure to not get q-tip too wet and just rub it in circular motion, then flip q-tip and dry... if no eyeglass cleaner rubbing alcohol will work fine, all eyeglass cleaner is is a mix of alcohol and water
And my laser works like new
get them screwdrivers out
edit: also it could be the board on blu ray drive itself, but try cleaning 1st then if it doesnt help.. try to run any homebrew app if it runs, its not your board... after cleaning if it still wont read disks and if homebrew runs, it the laser..
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm
Okay thank you. What do you mean by a homebrew app?
Originally Posted by rysk2982
if your ps3 wont take in any discs, you've got a different problem than a dirty or failed bluray lens
Originally Posted by grunge782
I fix ps3s with laser issues sometimes, though I think after I fix the last two I have I am not going to touch another ps3 with a laser issue. Believe it or not it is easier to fix YLOD then a laser.
Originally Posted by grunge782
If the disc doesnt even get sucked in to the system, yet the blue light flashes when a disc is held to it this means a portion of your motherboard is bad, as far as I know the only fix is to get another mother board.
If absolutely nothing happens, no light no disc load no nothing thin your power supply is probably about to go. Sometimes the ps3 will boot even if the power supply is bad.
Now if you suspect its not either of those then the "load chip" on the control board could be bad. The control board is under the blu ray drive. If this is the case then you should do a search on "remarry ps3 drive board" You will need a new driveboard and hopefully be under 3.56 firmware. If your over 3.55 then I hope you are a real good solderer.
As you can see a blu ray failur can be a catastrophic failur with multi hidden issues as to why the blu ray is dead. Only 1 out of 3 in my experience actually is a simple laser replace. Most times a chip has gone bad, or sometimes a chain of failurs accure. I had a 20 gig that the control board went bad, shorted the laser and then shorted the motherboard.....the 20gb was toast. All though if you didnt know any better you would just think all it needed was a new laser because everything else worked just fine.
in my ps3 repair experience, i've only attempted ylod "repair" 3 times, with data recovery being the ONLY expected outcome if/when the system powered on again. any ylod system WILL fail again - just a matter of days, MAYBE weeks. but i've acquired and repaired OVER 25 dead laser ps3s, not counting the dead laser ps3s i fixed for random people. the over 25 i acquired i personally purchased as broken and re-sold as refurbished... should have kept them all and took a picture! lol
it's definitely MUCH easier to fix a dead laser than to oven-cook a ps3 for ylod "repair". that method isnt even a legitimate repair - just a "bandaid" to get it to turn on again. hot air rework stations arent even up to the task for proper ylod repair. it would take quite a few ylod ps3s to even come up with a true reflow profile for an IR bga reflow station; to call the repair attempt "successful"
I dont know im going to say YLOD is easier because its almost free to fix....secoundly if your using the heat gun method then you should be using no clean flux as well. I use a heat gun and no clean solder flux, remember you have to heat and flux 6 chips not just the 2 big processor chips. Most guys dont use this method which is why they get the YLOD again in a few hours/days or weeks. I have had only one YLOD fail again on me and it lasted a little over two years, and im certain it was because the person who had it didnt give it enough room to breath while it was on.
Originally Posted by sel2killa
25 laser fixes is impressive.....I guess Im just unlucky with it because I never get a laser failure without it having something else wrong too.
Where do you get your lasers btw? I need a 410 drive and a 400 right now.
i get my lasers from ebay, believe it or not. i just look for the deals from merchants with high feedback specifically dealing with ps3 parts. over the years i've gotten kem400 lasers & their caddy, kem410's, entire bluray drives, control boards, ribbon cables, power cables... all at a pretty decent price (compared to what local wannabe repair shops charge me with their inflated prices)