Well my PS3 is currently apart and awaiting a emergency operation Laser Lens Replacement with deck.
I have the PS3 apart in my spare bedroom and have ordered the replacement Laser Lens with deck.
My fear is putting it all back together again as you may know that didn't work out so well for humpty dumpty...
I should get it Wednesday and if all goes well be back up and running the next day.
Your better off buying a new one man.I did... My disc reader was messed up badly. But still, ps3 always better than trashbox!
But good luck with your ps3. dude.
But buying a new one would be better. I hope you know what you are doing if you replace it yourself.
If you bring your ps3 to sony for a fix, it costs soo much $ that no one has
Buying a new ps3 is less stressful & depending on how old your ps3 is, something else may brake down. The Fan/motor & disc reader was all ****** up on my old one.
@L-Kabong: So sorry about that, mate!
Anyway, let me see... First of all: What's the version of your PS3? (FAT - SLIM - SUPERSLIM)
Also... What's the ID code?
I mean, there should be a label with PS3's serial number: at the end of that number, there's the code (my PS3, for example, is "CECH-3004A")
I've already order the correct part but ....
It is a PS3 Slim.....Not the crappy Supper slim though.
Back code ends with CECH-2001A
Now the part number for the laser-deck is KEM-450 then below that is AAA.
I could have ordered a complete Blu-ray player but that wouldn't have mattered since (From my research) the controller board for the Blu-Ray player is paired to the main mother board, and I'm not sure what it takes to pair them together. So even if I got the new player I would need to crack it open pull the control board from it then attach my old one then put it back together then put everything else back together.
I went to a near by PC shop that said they work on PS3's but they were very clueless. I had called the other store that they have in the next town over and the guy there seemed very knowledgeable and said the guys at the store near me should know what to check and that he trained them, he was pissed when I told him that I called to that store and they told me to call him.
In any case I don't have $150-200 to pay for them to "fix" it.
It's also a good project for me to work on and figure out.
@L-Kabong: - "It is a PS3 Slim, not the crappy Supper slim though." - LOL! Well, that version is not so bad, after all (it's also a bit easier to disassemble)...
Yeah, laser decks are usually KEM-400 AAA or KEM-450 AAA (or 200, 250, etc according to the countries where PS3 is marketed)
And yes, blu-ray player's controller board is paired to PS3's motherboard, just like the hard disk (that's something I really hate): in any case, if I remember correctly, there would be a way to pair a different controller board to PS3's main board through a software, but... it's not that easy and, as you rightly said, there would also be to do all the boring work you mentioned.
You know, it's quite sad to see that unfortunately too much shops very often are full of incompetent people who don't know what to do, even if they're supposed to have been correctly trained...
Anyway, mate, from what I see looks like you perfectly know what you're about to do with your PS3. When I read your first message, well, I mistakenly thought you were not familiar with these things so I assume I didn't understand well: aside the fact you cannot waste 200 bucks to pay someone to fix your console... What's exactly your problem about the replacement of the blu ray player?
As Doctor House said once..."Who da Man? ....I Da Man dats who!"
I finally got the replacement Laser and Deck assembly today and after several attempts got it working correctly. I had forgot about a little plastic gear that came out while I was taking the Blu-ray player apart. I didn't have a clue as to where it went and how it was used. Finally after some searching on the net and youTube found a clip where the person quickly put the unit back together and never once mentioned how important that damn little gear was. It would not grab the disk with out in in the correct place.
In any case it's all back together and works like it should *fingers crossed*
So I'm back in business for some $32 and 6-8hrs work. But hey I learned a lot so that's good for me brain.
Ohh BTW there's only about a dozen different blu-ray players and internal decks each with their own little quirks and issues.
@L-Kabong: - "As Doctor House said once... "Who da Man? ...I Da Man dats who!" - Hahahahaha! The great Dr. House!
Yeah, a lot of people had problems with that little gear (and the related spring)! The only way to avoid this s**t is to simply leave a disc inside: I'd have to warn you before you started replacing the unit, but I forgot... Sorry!
Anyway, I'm really glad to know that you successfully managed to fix your PS3!
Good luck, mate!
All this tech talk makes my brain hurt! lol.
Glad your ps3 works man, or from reading what everyone said it seems that way! XD
Hey wanna be friends? Hit me up in a pm (if you want). But damn that 200$! That literal is 3/4 of the price for a new ps3. I mean for reals. Its like they expect us to pull $ outa are ***
But thats cool you got it working, saved your self from the corporate bast*rds lol
That is exactally what I did after I started having problems and then it went to total shit....damn.
Ohh well I tried to replace the lens/deck and it worked for Hollywood type discs but bit home made burned DVD-DL discs.
I sent it back and got a full rebate from the seller on e-bay.
Now on hold as to what I need to do, either try another deck with lens or a full DVD unit and then replace the board with my old one because Sony has them married. Dumb as it sounds the main mother board is synced or married to the main board for the Blu-ray player.
I did go to Best Buy and buy a Bly-ray player and it plays all my burned discs. But no way to have games or my sexy women based themes,
Noo I never said he'd send me another unit....I dunno where you got that idea.
But he went farther then his listing said which was just to refund the cost of the item not shipping back to him.
They required a tracking number which really ads to the cost of shipping.
I bitched and he musted have though I'd nail him with a bad rating on e-bay ,,,,,
So anywho my ps3 is once again in pieces in my spare room and I'd like to know your all opion as to what you think I ought to do.
a) Buy a whole new blu-ray player for the old PS3 and install it.
b) do nothing and wait for winter sale on the new PS4 and buy one then .
c) look for a deal on e-bay for a PS3.
**I actually saw one while I was waiting on the replacement parts...a hell of a deal a PS3 with a 500GB HD. They said it was like new and only used a few times and they got it for their son who like X-Barf better and ignored the ps3.....so they wanted to sell it. Had the box and everything for $180 ...... ***
I do have half a mind to wait and get the new PS4 but when will they add in the option to run your own themes?
And for that matter once they do that update patch to allow for personal themes when do you think someone will crack and make a theme maker like there is for the PS3?
A couple of years....OMG!!
Okay so that tells me all I need to know then....I will wait on the PS4.
Now to get another PS3 or the blu-ray player replacement.
I'm am watching a few auctions and have a couple bids in place.....wish me luck
It also appears that if I want to keep my games that I played at the same progress I was in them, (Saved Games)
I'll need to hook up one ps3 to the other ps3 via a cable and move them over according to the tech I just spoke with at Playstation support,
@L-Kabong - Well, mate, I usually avoid to buy on the internet (especially things like that), because I don't trust that much: I mean, the stuff shown by sellers always seems to be trustworthy, but very often you may get a nasty surprise.
Anyway, if that's your only option... I wish you good luck!
I have had the new PS3 for several weeks now but been busy with other things.
The new PS3 works great, but Moving the old profile and stuff from the old PS3 to the new one has proved to be a byotch!
No matter what it fails to move the profile. I have even go so far as to get a 128Gb Thumb drive and just backing up the profile stuff to it failed.
It looks like I will need to reinstall everything from scratch on the new replacement PS3.