Any thoughts I my last comments? Any ideas when they might get more blu-ray drives in?
Not sure myself, need one too. Look under comments section under ps3 laser replacement for more info. They are supposed to sell them on this website but I think they are still out.
Is it also safe to assume that there are no new parts for this machine any longer or can new parts still be ordered fromSony?
I read someplace as well that are upgrades to parts that can extend the life of the of this model of ps3 and to possibly prevent ylod such as a fan with more blades, leaded sauter(correct the spelling if incorrect if you dont mind) and some other things that Ican't recall. Feel free to share and let me know if I should be asking questions unrelated to the part being fixed elsewhere. Thanks for your support.
Worst case scenario, for some reason, replacing the drive doesn't fix the problem, what else could it possibly be if anything?
I think I'm gonna go ahead and just replace the entire drive as I'm pretty handy and dexterous but I've never attempted to fix one of these. Tom Chai mentioned above that it's best to replace the entire drive due to avoid calibration issues. Unless I'm mistaken, I've found quite a number of drives for sale online that are all less than $30. The one above that is unavailable is listed at $75. Is there a reason for the difference in price?
Thanks again for the info. When you say you're not endorsing the seller, I assume you mean that you are unfamiliar with them and can't honestly comment rather than you won't endorse them because they're a crook. I'll fix this thing or at least attempt to before I take it to a local repair shop.
Thanks man. I really appreciate the answer. I do have the CECHA001 with the four usb ports in the front. I guess it actually has the PS2 chip inside rather than the semiBWC that came soon after. I read about the 2-laser thing myself but does that mean that the secondary laser is just for ps2 games whereas the primary laser reads everything else kind of like how it's capable to read everything in the newer Slim models but ps2? It recognizes the ps2 disc when I insert it and I can hear the parts start whirring but then the screen goes blank and I can't even quit playback and return to the main menu via the PS button but I can still hear the whirring of what I assume is the disk drive, I have to turn it off and back on again.
Not sure if this is the best way to do this. I just need a little help or a point in the right direction. I can't seem to find the information I need on the playstation or Toms Hardware forums. I bought a ysed 60gb ps3 on Ebay. It plays everything but ps2. It see's that a ps2 disc is in the drive but thescreen goes black and the controller turns off when I try to play it. Could it be a problem with the laser or something else? I'm trying to educate myself in electronics better and DIY maintenance but am very frustrated by the lack of poor support I have found online and the amount of uneducated and inconsiderate answers I find in certain forums. I'm hoping somebody can help me here.