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10 Aug 2009
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I have a sneaky suspicion that the laser in my ps3 is the incorrect one

 

which laser is supposed to be in my ps3 the code on the back of my ps3 is model CECHG03

 

Which one can i put in?

 

KES-400A

KES-410ACA

KEM-400AAA

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P.S.. Also what color is the lense supposed to be when operating certain cds?

I got a red for a DVD, Violet for a bluray, But didn't get anything for a CD. (but ill check with a different CD just to make sure)

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raven2008 wrote:
p.s. also what clour is the lense supposed to be when operating certain cds i got a red for a dvd a violet for a bluray didnt get anything for a cd but ill check with a different cd just to make sure

Please add some punctuation to your messages. I can't make any sense of them.

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Hey Chimp hope your well bud.

 

@OP so you have bought a new Blu Ray drive and you want to change it over, is that right ??

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@OP so you have bought a new Blu Ray drive and you want to change it over, is that right ??


It's quite obivous that he wants to know which one to buy.

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lol

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Just to make sure, could you all check my video on youtube of my drive loading,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHHq4w1JH0k

 

am i right in thinking if the bluray board underneath is wrong it wont spin?  

 

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so nobody knows?
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@OP so you have bought a new Blu Ray drive and you want to change it over, is that right ??


It's quite obivous that he wants to know which one to buy.


I find it best never to assume bud.  Well after looking up all three modles they all seem to work on the PS3 so its strange that it wont read the disc.  Are DVD's and CD's working ok ??

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Dwadly wrote:

I find it best never to assume bud.  Well after looking up all three modles they all seem to work on the PS3 so its strange that it wont read the disc.  Are DVD's and CD's working ok ??


Obviously, but you can't use any of the three on any ps3. Has to be the right drive for the right version. :)

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"The wizards first rule applies to both YLOD and the SLIM."

"Tons of trophies doesn't say you're a great gamer, it says you have too much free time."

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Wouldn't the outgoing Laser have a part number or serial that would be comparable to the new one you want install?
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hi

 

i bought the system from ebay few months back (had drive problems)

 

so i guess the other owner tried to fix it but to no avail

 

this is why im guessing it might be the wrong laser

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Holly smokes this is a tricky one then as you have to match your model with specific drive ouch.  They all just say it will work but does not mention you need a specific.  Also after looking on the web there is no clear guide eg this model number needs this drive.  Going to keep looking for you OP :Thumbs:

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ok thanks Dwadly :)

 

much appriciated

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it reads bluray and dvd well laser comes on but dont fully read the game
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So as you can see the drive has a couple of lenses the Blu Ray and standard DVD if she loads a DVD fine but wont load a Blu Ray then the Blu Ray lense is dead bud :Thumbs:
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dont load anything mate

 

spins tho lol :)

 

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when i mean read i mean laser light comes on but dont actually load anything
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so its more than likley the laser

 

now is the hard question which 1?

 

i've read a few places that they used a double laser in some of there 40gb models

 

and visa versa

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raven2008 wrote:

so its more than likley the laser

 

now is the hard question which 1?

 

i've read a few places that they used a double laser in some of there 40gb models

 

and visa versa


visa versa? You mean they used double 40GB models for a single laser? ;)

 

If the laser actually turns on, chances are it's just misaligned. I don't know much about the workings of the bluray, but it could be possible to just realign it (however that's done).

 

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"My PS3 is not fat, it's just big boned."
"The console war is as real as the war on terrorism."
"The wizards first rule applies to both YLOD and the SLIM."

"Tons of trophies doesn't say you're a great gamer, it says you have too much free time."

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The 40gb machines were is the model that to date, has had by far and away the most issues with the Blu-ray drive. The 60gb has 2 lasers. 1 for blu-ray, and the other for DVD, CD and SACD. In the revised 40gb machines they used just one lasers, a much cheaper blu-ray one that read DVDs and CDs as well as Blu-ray, however they turned out to malfunction after so much use, and Sony recalled alot back in. These were then replaced with new drives. Some were the much more expensive drives used in the 60gbs, whilst the majority were replaced with single laser drives again, but this time with a more robust Blu-ray laser. Now despite all of this, with your model, first of all are you sure its a hardware issue? The reason i ask is that the drive itself is mechanically working and the Blu-ray laser is trying to read the disc. First i would check to see if its down to software. It could just be that the driver software in the PS3 has become corrupt and just needs reinstalling. To do that, have a look at the link below. If that does not work, I would suggest posting this in the Technical Help section, the guys there will help you out im sure! http://community.eu.playstation.com/playstationeu/board/message?board.id=147&thread.id=28562&page=1
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