One thing that might be causing some unwanted PS3 disc drive failure is improper alignment, usually caused from blunt force trauma. Okay, it doesn't have to be that kind of forceful damage, it could be something as little as a jiggle of the console, but if you're drive isn't working, it might need properly aligned. This video will show you a list of the major things to check when doing the PS3 drive alignment.
Nothing in life is perfect, including video game systems. For the Xbox 360, it was the dreaded RROD and for the PS3 one of the most common problems has involved the blu-ray disk drive and/or laser. So in this particular tutorial, you'll find out how to fix game and blu-ray disc loading errors by using the hidden recovery menu. It's pretty easy to do and it may result in reseting it to factory settings. So good luck and enjoy!
This video shows how to take apart a Play Station 3 (PS3) in order to clean the disc reading lens. First locate the sticker that says "void if removed" and remove the plastic cover from this point with a screw driver. Once this cover is removed there is a second cover which is removed by unscrewing the nine screws which hold it into place and rotating the cover towards the front of the device. Disconnect the disc housing on the right by pulling out the smaller cable then remove the five screw...
When a game or DVD gets stuck in the disc drive on your PlayStation 3, don't reach for that butter knife just yet. Digging in there with a serrated blade will do way more harm than good. If your disc has been devoured by your PS3, the only true way to make it puke it out is to open that sucker up and perform some minor console surgery.
See how to completely disassemble your Sony PlayStation 3, all the way down to the motherboard, for troubleshooting extreme overheating. Watch all three parts to see the full disassembly of the PS3, starting topside, moving bottomside, and to the mainboard. You will have access to all the PS3's innards, including the Blu-ray Disc drive, heat sink, and more. Make sure you are grounded before touching an inside components!
Sometimes (it happens to everyone), your PlayStation 3 will eat your discs. Your Blu-ray DVDs will be… you will be unable to eject them. You may not know what to do in this case, but after watching both parts to this video, you should be able to emergency eject a stuck disc in your PS3's Blu-ray Disc drive. Recover it without scratching and damaging it.
After you've already taken your PS3's Blu-ray Disc drive apart and fixed anything necessary (or maybe nothing at all), you going to have to reassemble the drive (obviously). This video teaches you how to do just that.
This video contains instructions for disassembling the Blu-ray Disc drive in your PlayStation 3. If you've never attempted to take apart the Blu-ray drive, then you must watch this, or you may possibly damage your PS3 for good! See how to teardown the Blu-ray player, all the way down to the laser transport. This is very useful if you need to replace the drive and want to save about $70-$100.
If your Blu-ray Discs aren't playing properly in your PlayStation 3, then the answer may be as simple as a dirty lens in the Blu-ray Disc drive. Anybody with a few screwdrivers can do this themselves, right at home, no repair costs. But it would void your PS3 warranty, so beware.
If you're not sure what's wrong with your PS3, then a little troubleshooting should be done. If it's your DVDs that aren't playing properly, it may be the PlayStation 3's Blu-ray Disc drive. This video shows you exactly what the functioning PS3 Blu-Ray player should look like when inserting discs. If your's isn't working like this, then it might need replaced.
Although your Blu-ray Disc player inside your PlayStation 3 may be working just fine, there are cases where they have been known to fail, specifically the laser. This is a very rare case, but if it happened to you, if your Blu-ray player isn't reading your movies anymore, this guide aims to help you fix it. Watch the video to learn how to disassemble the PS3 to retrieve the Blu-ray player.