Has anyone tried opening up their ps3, and physically cleaning the laser lense? It worked for me a while back when my GT5 disc wasn't loading.
It's easy to do. All you need is a screwdriver, isopropyl alcohol and a "Q-tip".
Sorry to hear it didnt work "Soemthingtosay".
@ DaletonaDave.... thanks for the suggestion. I actually just opened her up yesterday to clean the dust manually to rule that out. Obviously that didnt work but I did not clean the laser physicallly myself. Time to try and do that today now!!! Thanks for the new idea!
I will report back how cleaning the laser sensor goes. Thanks!
Any luck getting your system to work after cleaning the laser sensor?
I think I'm gonna try to replace the blu ray laser myself. I found a few vendors on Amazon and Ebay that sell blu ray lasers for the ps3 and a few people have talked about replacing the blu ray laser on the forums. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002MROR7G/ref=ol
My PS3 laser only lasted about 2.5 years of light usage. For sure check the YouTube tutorials first, then open up the drive to verify the laser model# to make sure you order the correct part. I used Amazon.com and it worked out great. Took about 15 minutes to replace the part.
Just an update, my PS3 is now playing Blu-Rays, DVD's and Games, its running near perfect now and I have not done a thing to it and I did not turn on disc auto load. It's weird that over time that the problem fixed itself but the only things that I have noticed is that whenever I put in a disc in, it takes awhile for it to load it up on the screen but thats it. Loading time in game is normal and the games never freeze on me. although I've been having some media server error going on but I think that has something to do with my router.
lol wtf thats weird... how much do you have your PS3 on? were u just leaving it on and not using it, or just turned it on every couple days to check if it worked or what? while it wasnt reading discs what were u doing?
No whenver I turned it on I'd play it or watch a DVD on it, on average I'd say I have it on about 14-21 hours a week, whenever I would either switch to another game or DVD every now and then I would put a Blue Ray in to see if it worked then go back to what I was originally going to do. Sometimes I would turn my PS3 on and leave it on for 1 hour but that was only to recharge my controllers so I didn't do that very often. I think my PS3 stopped reading games for a total of 2-3 weeks and Blu Ray for about 3-4 weeks.
@sphenoidbone; one thing that worked at one point, is when I took apart the playstation unplugged all the ribbons and when I hooked everything back up and inserted modern warfare 3 it worked or at least recongized that there was a disc but never played it :-( but Im like all of you i was playing the game it froze and when i turned it off it never worked again!!!!