Another dead PS3...

Discussion in 'PS3 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Weaselpipe, Jan 31, 2013.

Jan 31, 2013

Another dead PS3... by Weaselpipe at 8:45 PM (506 Views / 0 Likes) 3 replies

  1. Weaselpipe
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    Swelled by the success of 'fixing' a PS3 that didn't really have a problem I bought one for my brother that had the same problem. Basically the HDD corrupted and needed reformatting or replacing, then put the update file back on. The issue I have is that there is a disc stuck in the drive and it will not eject or force eject, so when I try to update the firmware it tries to read the Blu Ray drive and not my USB stick (the USB flashes until it tries to update, then it starts whirring the disc like mad instead).

    Any clues? Other than dismantling it I am stuck
     
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    Save yourself the headache and just take it apart. They're not super involved, but it's still not the type of thing you'd want to do every day for the hell of it.

    Look up a teardown on ifixit for the model that you're taking apart.
     
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    Which model is it? I've seen a few ways of getting a PS3 to hit the disc out of the console and there are actually a few videos regarding it too:



    Also this could possibly help you (extreme, but the point is still valid).

    It is also possible to pop open the whole console, but that is a lot more risky due to the possibility of error in pretty much everything that you touch (PCB, Wiring, bumping the laser to the wrong position when dismantling, etc).
     
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    I've never run into any issues with those, even after dropping screwdrivers tip-down onto the motherboards, not that that is ever a good idea. As long as you're careful and follow a good teardown like one on ifixit, it's pretty much as straightforward as can be. Just don't be rubbing your hands all over the laser lens.
     

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