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Issues with PS3 reading disks.
Issues with PS3 reading disks. –
First of all, I am a new member from Sydney, Australia. Thank you for "letting me in".
I am having an issue with my PS3. The disks will not read at once. I usually need to put the disk in a take it out around 25 times (I am not exaggerating), until it finally picks it up. Once the game is playing there are no issues whatsoever.
I thought about replacing the lens, but I don't even know what to look out for. My PS3's model is CECH-2002A, and with that information I could not even find a suitable replacement laser. Looking at lasers in eBay they all have a list of suitable models, a long list of models which of course excludes mine....
Does anyone have any ideas on what could be causing this issue apart from a faulty laser? I am open to all suggestions and have no issues opening up my machine, it is cheaper trying to fix it or buying a new one than sending it to Playstation Australia to get it fixed (yes, for the money they charge you may as well buy a new one!).
Please accept my apologies in advance if I have created a post on a subject previously covered. I have been looking at threads for the last two hours but I tell 'ye, if it is there then I cannot understand the linguo. I have to hang around the forums more often and read a lot.
Thank you all and have an awesome day.
have you tried using a cd/dvd laser lens cleaner? You know, the discs that have the little brushes on the data side of them. They're usually pretty cheap or maybe you even know somebody that will loan you one. I'd try that before thinking about opening the drive to replace the laser
Fiery the angels fell. Deep thunder rolled around their shoulders... burning with the fires of Orc.
I actually went one further than that when I first got the PS3 from a friend of mine who said if I could fix it then I could have it. I pulled it apart, cleaned the lens with the good 'ole cotton tip (like we used to do to VCR's back in the day) and reassembled it. The very first game I put on worked first go! And from there on I've had this issue.
What is causing this is a mystery to me. Maybe the drive is not aligned? Has the lens finally had it? The machine was working fine until my friend took it on a plane trip and when he got back home two weeks later it wasn't working (I honestly don't know why he would take the PS3 interstate, it's not as if NO ONE ELSE has one).
One thing I did notice is, and this is funny as, if I turn on the PS3, leave it alone for say.... one hour, and THEN try to load a game then I will not have to put in and remove the disk so many times, it would work on the second or third try...."?"
Does anyone know what laser make and model would be a fit replacement for my PS3 CECH-2002A? If all else fails I'll replace the laser, but I have been looking around for over a week trying to find a laser that fits my model and just can't seem to find one.
Hello everyone interested.
I actually looked up this issue in YouTube of all places..... I am having the issue that my PS3 makes like a disk ejection noise and ends up not reading the disk. It appears to be a common problem solved by replacing the laser, and I am still trying to find what the suitable replacement would be. I feel I am getting warmer though.
New issue is that my L2 button is gone. The tiny metal spring that keeps the button up has broken. This is easily and cheaply fixed. I ordered a replacement from the United States. Once I have that in my hot little hands it should take me about 10 minutes to be back on track.
Once I find what the suitable replacement laser is I will post the information here in case someone else is looking for it.
Have an awesome day.
Finally found a replacement laser, the model should say that it works for KES450A, KES-450AAA. Happy with the price too, it cost me AU$28.90 (£18.95, US$29.74, €23.59).