My PS3 Refuses To Read Discs

It sounds like the Blu Ray Laser has gone out and needs to be replaced. So yes, it is repairable. Here is the post that has everything that you need in order to order your new laser, where to order it from and how to replace it yourself...

You need to find out what the model number on your PS3 is. The reason that I say that is because the older PS3 Blu Ray Laser has one laser, but the newer PS3s have 2 lasers. Whichever one you have, I recommend going to the following website. This is where I got my replacement laser. They are easy to deal with and you will have it in about a week or so.
If yours is an older one, then this is the laser you will need....http://www.yallstore.com/laser-lens-...ps3-p-273.html
If you have a newer PS3, then this is the laser that you will need....http://www.yallstore.com/laser-lens-...s3-p-4462.html
Look on the back of your PS3 and get the model number. It should start with CECH***. Here is a compatibility chart that shows which laser goes with which model....http://www.rockfordpcrepair.com/ps3l...tiblechart.htm

Also, if you would read some of the earlier posts, here are the step by step instructions on how to replace your laser.

Here is a three part YouTube video that takes you step by step from cracking the PS3 open to reassembly.......
Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc_-Z6-HFO0
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrKIB...eature=related
Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUntr...eature=related
These are the videos that I watched when I did mine. Trust me, you will be just fine. Once you've done it, you will sit back and think "Man that was easy". There really is nothing to it. Just don't lose any screws, and I would recommend a screwdriver with a magnetic tip.

Thanks
 
This just happened to my friend today. He went into safe mode one day to wipe the drive and restore the PS3 system and after that he got the error code 8001002B.

Would the above method work for him? Its a PS3 60GB by the way.
 
This just happened to my friend today. He went into safe mode one day to wipe the drive and restore the PS3 system and after that he got the error code 8001002B.

Would the above method work for him? Its a PS3 60GB by the way.
If I were you, I would google the error code you listed. Do a search for something like "PS3 error code 8001002B" and see what it says.
 
Did a search before posting. People who had that error code, had game disc related issues. Couldn't find the restore PS3 system and error 8001002B combination.
 
that also happend to me tbh; it was only 1 month before the warranty expired so i sent it and it didnt cost me a single red penny. they told me i had a faulty fan and it was on the news a month before that 80% of all PS3 systems had faulty fans *non working fans to keep the game cool* thats why it quit working it overheated. That was actually 2 years ago when i sent it away to get it repaired and now it works better than ever and they gave it a very powerful fan i hear it all the time especially yesterday because i played Batman: Arkham Asylum for 8 hours
 
I just bought the laser from your link. Now I just have to pray that I'm tech savvy enough to crack my 60g open and switch 'em without a hitch.
I was just curious if you got the part yet, and if so were you successful in installing the laser? Also, if you didn't see my earlier post with the videos....here they are.

Here is a three part YouTube video that takes you step by step from cracking the PS3 open to reassembly.......
Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc_-Z6-HFO0
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrKIB...eature=related
Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUntr...eature=related
These are the videos that I watched when I did mine. Trust me, you will be just fine. Once you've done it, you will sit back and think "Man that was easy". There really is nothing to it. Just don't lose any screws, and I would recommend a screwdriver with a magnetic tip.
 
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The PS3... I broke it. I received the laser and went to replacing it by the videos. When I got to that microscopic plug that the guy in the video pulls out with ease, mine wouldn't budge. It's that tiny plug with the black wire and the red wire that I'm referring to. So, I don't want to force it, because the wires look precariously delicate, so I just go on with the job. I replace the laser only to discover, while putting it all back together, that I snapped off the red and black wire at some point because I didn't unplug it. Now my Playstation sucks in discs and won't spit them back out. I had to open the whole damn machine again to retrieve the disc I used on the test run.

I think I broke it.
 
The PS3... I broke it. I received the laser and went to replacing it by the videos. When I got to that microscopic plug that the guy in the video pulls out with ease, mine wouldn't budge. It's that tiny plug with the black wire and the red wire that I'm referring to. So, I don't want to force it, because the wires look precariously delicate, so I just go on with the job. I replace the laser only to discover, while putting it all back together, that I snapped off the red and black wire at some point because I didn't unplug it. Now my Playstation sucks in discs and won't spit them back out. I had to open the whole damn machine again to retrieve the disc I used on the test run.

I think I broke it.
I'm sorry to hear that, man. You must have got one that was really stuck in there. Mine came out easily, just as it did in the video. There has to be some way to crimp those two wires back into that little plug.
 
This the danger when you do this kind of repair yourself. I would rather spend the $150 and get a replacement than risk an amateur like myself botching the repair.
 
This the danger when you do this kind of repair yourself. I would rather spend the $150 and get a replacement than risk an amateur like myself botching the repair.
Watch the videos that I posted earlier. It really is an easy DIY project.
 
Don't care. I'd rather a pro do it or get it exchanged. I'm not taking any chances.
Must be nice to be able to throw money away like that, plus it sounds like you have absolutely NO confidence in yourself.
 
Could anyone recommend a good thermal paste for the PS3?
 

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