PS3 plays games but not Blu-Rays. Replace drive or laser?

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  1. Sportsmaniac1322
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    A friend of mine has a PS3 that supposedly will play games and DVDs fine, but won't play Blu-Rays anymore. Considering that was its main use, he's offered to sell it to me for cheap and I think I'll take him up on the offer.

    So my question is this: if I do buy his PS3 and attempt to fix it, what do I need to replace? I'm willing to spend the money to get a whole replacement drive, but if I can get away with spending less on just a laser then I'm all for it.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    PS3 games are stored on BluRay discs (at least the big ones AFAIK) so if I were you, I'd attempt some lens cleaning before you swap drives/lasers.
     
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    I'd get it for around $75 I think. If I can get it working well then I think it'd be worth it. It's a Slim, so ylod shouldn't be as big of a concern.

    But do you think the lens by itself would fix it, or do I need a whole drive replacement?
    How would I go about doing that?
     
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    Standard disc drive cleaning set and a few spins will suffice.
     
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    Seems simple enough, I'll definitely try that first.

    If that doesn't work, then should I look towards a lens or drive replacement first?
     
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    Did your friend at any time swap the drive and remarry it?