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ok thanks a lot for the help guys. first ill clean the lens because my bro smokes a lot when he plays ps3, then when that most likely doesn't work ill try and find a good deal on a blu-ray player.
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where can i buy a blu-ray drive? I don't imagine best buy would carry them but does the sony store have them?
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Are you outside of your warranty? If you bought your PS3 within the last year... send it to Sony.

Also... I know you are a new member... but discover the Rep+ button. You have been given a lot of good information in this thread.

Cheers and good luck.
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It took me about 40 mins from start to finish - being extra careful, and also drinking beer.
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The older PS3's had 2 separate lasers... 1 for blu-ray and 1 red laser for dvds. This is no longer the case... Sony has since been able to integrate the lasers together to save on costs.

This is a common problem and I have heard of A LOT of people with this issue.

Unfortunately for you Sony will not cover this wide-spread problem outside of your 1 year warranty (much like they gave all their customers a middle finger with DRE's on the PS2). Even though DRE's were a very common problem Sony refused to warranty those outside of the first year... I think that regardless of how many people this happens to, Sony will continue to refuse to acknowledge their defective equipment and force users to pay for the repairs.

Not to bring up "teh consolez warz" but... hey... at least Microsoft acknowledges their hardware issues, owns up to them, and repairs them for free.

I went through 3 PS2's... all with DRE's before moving to Xbox. I still have my launch 360 (no rrod... even after TONS of hours...). I bought my PS3 when the 40gb version launched. So I've had that for just over a year. I'm praying that my PS3 doesn't eventually have the same problem.
Not quite right..

The 60Gb and some older 40Gb versions have laser model number KES-400AAA installed (the laser part). This is the combined diode, and is easily recognised as one lens on the laser deck. This laser is generally more expensive than the other.

The newer consoles now have 2 seperate lasers, one for blu ray and one for other formats. This is recognised as there are 2 lenses on the laser deck. This is model number KES-410ACA (the laser part).

A model number that begins with KEM includes the laser, the deck, and motor etc.

The easiest way to tell if it is the laser that has broken, is that the disc does not spin up. This is because the laser emits a signal, which is reflected by the disc back to the laser, which triggers the disc to spin up. If the laser has gone, there is no signal so the disc does not spin up.

The fact the blu-ray doesnt work indicates to me the blu-ray diode has gone, but the others still work. You'll have to open it up to determine which model number you need. If a laser replacement does not work it could be the drive board, which is much more tricky to replace! (Requires soldering/flashing of NAND chips as the drive boards are paired to the motherboard).

(I've researched all this as I had to replace one not so long ago!)
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And if the disk is spinning? It reads every other disk (DVD and bluray) besides my Oblivion game, which I have been unable to play since I bought it this week.
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