Two major problems in one day, but the PS3 was free so keh..
Anyway, after discovering my Bluray drive was screwed, I decided to follow a Youtube tutorial on how to check to see if its the lens or if the drive is completely buggered.
Bare in mind this is an old 60GB console, and I know it had been cured of YLOD previously by what appears now to be a complete idiot.
Basically, when it came to removing the bluray drive, the clip that holds the ribbon in on the PS3 side felt really stuck down, almost like it had been glued into place. I gave it a bit of force and it came off completely, but now there is nothing to secure the ribbon cable into place!
Any suggestions on a quick fix for this?