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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Blu-ray drive won't read disks

Hello, i just fixed a YLOD on a PS3 By following you're guide, when i assembly the ps3 when i turned it on the Blue ray now, wont read discs, it happen for me that i got.

5 other Blue ray drive's at home so i replaced them with the other one, but the problem still occured, what its the problem i cant find out what is causing the problem

(CECHL004 60gb)

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While this is potentially a dirty laser, it's more likely to be a case of a bad blu-ray laser and it's not dirty, but rather failing. If you replace the drive, you'll void the warranty if it has any left but more then likely it's out. You can replace it using the guide here: PlayStation 3 BluRay Laser Replacement

The other thing that iFixit doesn't cover is you have to change the PCB, since the drive boards are married, which also means you need to get the correct drive so you can install the PCB. iFixit doesn't mention this for some reason. Unless we know which PS3 you have, we can't figure out what drive you need.

If you go the Sony route, it's $150, you'll get a refurbished exchange system and lose your save data. Sony will not preserve your data, but I think you get a 90 day warranty too. This is only if you can afford to lose the data and $150 is viable for you.

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i got the 60gb one think its called CECHL004, btw i got 5 playstation 3's fixed 3 of them that had YLOD, but Blue ray disk drive wont work on any of those 3, the 2 others still have YLOD. waitinf for thermal paste to continue.

But it just seems weird that i fixed 3 but now the blue ray disk drive wont work, on all 3 its accepting disks, but they wont appear. On ps3 "desktop" where you can access the game.

Please help me, btw thanks for the other answer. Already cleaned 1 lens but that didnt worked.

Am i doing anything wrong, all 3 should be CECHL004


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