Problem playing anything Bluray

Discussion in 'PS3 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Ryoku83, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Ryoku83
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    Anyone really know a lot about the bluray drives in the PS3 and able to help me diagnose what could be broken so I can order a new part? The problem im having is that my PS3 will no longer play blurays (well not for long). If I put a movie in it will play for a min or so then freeze. Same problem with most PS3 games, I'll be running around in an area and then the music will stop. Then when I try to leave the area or talk to a NPC the game will freeze. My guess it anytime it needs to load anything off the disc it freezes. Games that have a install to HDD feature do not freeze. DVDs and PS1/2 games work fine.

    Its a 80 GB CECHE01 NTSC PS3 Fat that came bundled with Motorstorm.
     
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    Oddly enough my PS3 developed exactly the same problem last week. Fortunately mine was still under warranty so they sent me a replacement.
     
  3. Ryoku83
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    Guess I'll just order a replacement drive and hope it fixes the problem.
     
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    Unfortunately just replacing the drive can't be done without problems (the logic board is paired with the motherboard of the bluray drive). Try opening up the blu-ray drive itself and clean the lens with some isopropyl alcohol
     
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    I don't have a PS3, but that sounds most likely to be a dirty lens to me. Sounds a lot like what started happening to my Wii when playing Brawl. Now it's hard to get it to even recognize the Brawl disc, but USB loaders solve that problem.
     
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    My wii started making a weird sound while playing. I figured the motor in the drive was going or something along those lines so thats what motivated me to softmod my wii. Now all i use the drive for is ripping games to my HDD. Sadly my PS3 Lens isn't dirty.
     
  7. Devante

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    Replacement drive shouldn't be any problem. Just swap the circuit board out with the new drive and you're fine.

    By the way, where's a cheap place for replacements?