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ps3 wont suck in the disc
ps3 wont suck in the disc –
all started when my ps3 stopped reading blu rays, i took it apart, big mistake, well in the scense it just made things worse as now my ps3 wont even try to suck the disc in, just nothing happens, ive watched many videos to make sure its all allighned wich im pretty sure it is, when the ps3 is in stand by mode it switches on when i slide the disc in, but wont take it in, if i hold the eject button for 15 seconds it trys to do somthing but it just sounds dead, the noise is like a dead noise if you get me, allmmost like its trying to do something but cant, when i took the drive apart i dont see any sort of activity from the laser, is there any way to trouble shoot the problem, like if the lasers dead or if the motor is dead, i dont wanna waste money buying new drive if its not that, i take it you can still buy a new drive and switch the boards, its a 60 gb fat, 300aaa laser
could be a number of things like misaligned gears on the motor(s) or the piece that holds the laser in it's track is out of place. Or it could be a simple piece of dust somewhere it's not supposed to be. I don't know if you know but CD/DVD/BluRay drives are assembled by machines in what amounts to essentially clean rooms (Meaning lab type environments). My only suggestion is to take it back apart and give it a good cleaning with an air duster, recheck that everything is in line and move the piece that holds the laser as far from the spindle as it can go without putting any real pressure on it. That will usually reset the tracking for it
thanks so much for the reply, when i take it apart are there any things to check to make sure its working, like if the power cable is connected with the top off, should i see the laser light up, because i dont, do you think its worth buying a new blu ray drive? im on the latest firmware i take it you can still do that if needed? by switching boards, im actualy really annoyed with myself, it was out of warranty so i didnt think there was any chance in hell ony would fix for free but guess what i emailed them then got a phone call from the manager saying hed swap for a slim free of charge, of course ive taken the sticker off, its in tact but you can see the words void and i dont want to risk havingg to pay the delivery charge, plus i like my faTTY
just took it apart again, im really thinkin its got to be the laser cuz theres no resopnse from it at all, it wont try to spin the disc or anything, no lights from the laser no movement nothing, i suppose at least if i buy a blu ray drive it will all be alighned properly, though im very sure mine is anyway, as i said it wasnt reading blu rays so its very possible the laser is gone
Last edited by leroy1985; 01-16-2013 at 09:20 AM.
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because i broke them wires and that is what happened to me but thankfully all I had to do was push the disk in further then it would suck it in but that probably isnt the problem.
If that isn't the problem then the ribbon or blu-ray power cable is broken or not properly inserted or one of the mechanics is broken in there and/or has probably misaligned itself which I think is the problem.
If you can try to take pictures of your blu-ray drive taken apart so I can see it.
thanks for the reply, i dont have anything to take a picture with, no phone nothing, i can move the cogs with my hand just fine, but say it was not aligned properly, shouldnt the lasers stil move and light up? also ive now watched many alighnment vids on youtube and i have it exactly as they say, the left slider is not connected to the cog if you know what i mean and the cogs move fine by hand, i obviously cant be 100% cuz there maybe something im overlooking i just dont know, i seen a drive for 36 quid, might just buy that, if that dont work ill get a ribbon cable then give up and just sell the drive on again i suppose
I know this sounds risky but maybe completely disassemble the blu-ray drive and put it back together because I thought I broke my ps2 when I tried to take it apart for the swap trick but completely gutting the machine and putting it back together fixed it. When you try to push a disk in does the ps3 do anything when you force it in. If you can remember when you took it apart the first time what parts did you try to take apart because you may have slightly taken something apart. Also the laser would only light up and move with a disk in there not when there is nothing.
Inside the blu-ray drive is a mechanism, it opens up sort of like a butterfly opening it's wings and it's kind of complicated, this mechanism presses down on a sensor whenever it feels that a disc is being pressed into the drive, which in turn triggers a motor to suck the game in and it opens up as it is pulling the disc in, then closes after the disc has been taken in to hold it in place. it's possible that this thing is misaligned, and the only real way to fix it is to take it apart piece by piece and reassemble it. The thing about these mechanisms is that there are a couple of different ones, so dissassembly and reassembly varies based on which one you have.
Search youtube with "ps3 drive mechanism reset" you'll find videos of people demonstrating how to disassemble them and then how to put them back together. Make sure you are tearing this thing apart in a very clean room because sometimes when you go to take them apart springs and little pieces fly everywhere and you don't want to lose these pieces.
ok guys thanks for the replys, so i brought a new drive and it does the same thing also new ribbon cable, after doing some digging i suspect its not getting 12 v, from the motherboard, now someone did a fix the problem is i dont know what exactly goes where, im confident i could do it as its really simple when you know what goes where that the only hard part, i was hoping there is a ps3 guru that can help me from these pics find out what i need to do, heres the
i cant quite make out whats going on, i knwo hes just getting 12v from somewhere and making it go to the drive like that, what i dont understant is it doesnt look like its 2 wires going from point a to b, but theres a third location? thats what i dont get, 3 pics not just 2
im about to test points with a multimeter just to be sure its the problem
heres what he wrote
Well, I added the temporary Jumper from the TH6002 Fuse back to the Black Lead wire on the BluRay Power connector. To my Amazement, the Drive Came to life when I powered the Motherboard. Couldn't do a full blown test on if everything works, but I was able to get the Drive to accept and Eject a disc.
Last edited by leroy1985; 01-24-2013 at 04:36 PM.