I'm sorry for you but a PS3 without a working bluray drive (bad laser won't cause this problem as the console can still talk to the drive and will receive an "no disc" message. Bad drive will not send that "no disc" message back and that's what causes your problem) is not usable. You might want to research more on the PS3 forums if someone discovered an solution for that problem. Otherwise you're stuck with a paperweight.
SCPH-10000_GH-001 SCPH-15000_GH-003 SCPH-18000_GH-008 SCPH-30001_GH-005 SCPH-30000_GH-016(V4) SCPH-30001_GH-010(V4)
2xSCPH-10190, 2xSCPH-10350, 2xSCPH-10280
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