The PlayStation 3 (or commonly known as the PS3) is the third home computer entertainment system produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, and the successor to the PlayStation 2. It was released November 11, 2006

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Why does my cd drive take my cd but doesnt eject it?

I recently fixed the yellow light of death. It had a cd stuck inside it. The repair kit i ordered from ifixit worked wonders. But now when i insert my cd inside it doesnt read that theres a cd inside. When i try to eject it it makes a weird noise. Like a mini machine gun. I believe the cd drive thinks theres no cd inside. What do i do?

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the mini machine gun sound is because you need to realign the ejection system. after replacing the blue-ray laser i always have to do that.

but you had YLOD, did you take the cd assembly apart?

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I did take it apart. I tried what you said. It works now. Thanks. But now i have to give it a little push to take the cd in. Is something wrong with the sensor? If you know i greatly appreciate your answer.


Thats good news! Now you have to look for the small sensor at the front of the cd assembly. It connected to the motherbord with 2 fragile cabels. Maybe you broke it while dissasemble the ps3!(have done this myself once). If you broke the cables, try to repair or buy a new one.


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