PS3: PS3 Bluray dead!

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  1. Pure Mongrel

    Pure Mongrel Retired Captain

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    So finally get on the PSN ... YAY!

    Find out Bluray drive dead ... Boo!

    Considering how I have barley used this console (The original released model), I am disappointed to say the least.

    Disks eject ok, but it does not register any disk type.

    Anyone know what it costs to get fixed?
     
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    If your doing it yourself and you know what the problem is then as little at $20 for a new chip and up to $100 for a new laser or $45 for a laser alignment upto $170 for a replacement drive installed.

    Personally I would get a new one or find out what options you have through official channels but if you dont use it, is it worth it?
     
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    The only reason I am considering fixing it is because it is the model that first came out with the 4 USB ports, backwards compatibility, etc.
     
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    Until it to dies. Then you will have an expensive brick.

    Replace the drive mate in total. It's easy to do yourself.
     
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    It is? Cool. Can you point to a guide mate or do I just google?
     
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    omg, that really sucks mate :( ive quite often thought about if that can happen. I have a dozen or so blu-rays but dont actually use it a great deal. I hope it doesnt cost you to much to fix. Not sure what i would do if mine packed up. I think i would probably just buy a blu-ray and invest in an xbox and buy ff13 again :/
     
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    Remember my sticky on the YLOD Fix ?

    Just follow the video guide from YouTube - gilksy1's Channel for the break down of the PS3 but obviously only go as far as removal of the BlueRay then reverse the procedure to replace.

    I think people are selling BlueRay players for PS3 on ebay but you could source from a reputable seller maybe, then install yourself.
     
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    Does that include the delivery fee?

    Sounds about right. I heard a friend got his repaired in Chatswood for around $120 but he took his machine in to them and collected it.
     
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    PM, I have two dead original release PS3 carcasses here, that I never got around to offloading onto Fleabay for spare parts yet.
    AFAIK, the blu-ray drives are still working and just gathering dust, because both units were repaired-and-re-failed YLODs. If you're willing to let me tamper with your PS3's innards, I'd be happy to do a drive transplant for ye.
    (International Standard Currency rates apply. - ie, for the cost of a decent bottle of scotch)

    PM me and we'll arrange a meetup. I'm on the Goldy, as you know.
     
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