Hi. I have an original 60GB PS3 with PS2 backwards compatibility etc. and found out today that the disc drive has virtually given up.
- I insert a disc
- Blue light flashes as disc moves into drive
- Blue light stops flashing and remains on and no sound of a spinning disc comes from the drive
- Busy icon on top right of screen remains there forever
I'm able to do everything else on the PS3, including playing games downloaded from the PSN, but simply any format of disc will not load any more.
I've tried backing up my data to an external hard drive and going through the recovery options in Safe Mode 1 by 1 and the problem still persists.
I'm able to insert and remove the disc without problems - It just seems that something has gone wrong on the PS3 that tells it to start reading the disc.
I'm aware that I should give Sony a call, but I thought that I should check here first to ensure that I can keep my PS3's existing 60GB model features.
Unfortunately I ran out of warranty in September last year, so does anyone know how long it will take to receive a fix/refurb and how much it would cost?
Thanks in advance.
just needs a new laser, when it fails to shine, the disc doesn't spin
i fixed a few with the same problem
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other options are available, such as DIY that deadbluray mentioned
full list, with pros and cons - check the 'blu-ray problems' link in my sig
Just make sure you eject the disc before taking the drive apart if you go DIY!
The drive will be useless(ish) to you, because as soon as you plug it into the new PS3, it will force a format of it.
restore to a DIFFERENT PS3 doesn't always work as well as it should, especially if you have copy protected game saves
There is a bit more detail on that sort of thing in my YLOD thread
just realised that I hadn't mentioned - the £130 option from Sony gives you a 3 (three) month warranty.
Mine did that straight after installing the 3.21 update & so did loads of other peoples 60gb ps3's too.