I have exactly the same problem, my 80gb fat will read cd's and dvd's but not blurays, just get spinning icon in top right of screen. Although in my case, sometimes a dvd will suffice to direct boot games that alledgedly do not have discless support (Saints Row 2 for example). Is it definately the case that PS3 phats have only a single laser ?
CECHA-CECHE fats have single laser, CECHG has either single laser or dual laser, and CECHH to current have dual laser.
However even with single laser it does happen that you cannot read BD while CD-DVD works, it is a laser fault and needs to be replaced.
What he said! When I opened my 60GB single laser BD drive cause it wouldnt spin, I put a disc with a clear inner circle in to look at the laser activity. I think its supposed to go blue first then red, but mine only went red..so Im guessing if the drive would have been able to detect discs and spin still it would have played DVD's but not BluRays like yours.
Originally Posted by Pereb27
Give it a go, see what the laser is doing. Nothing to lose.