[Answered] Missing BR Drive after update Recoverable?
My nephew was playing a game online awhile back and was kicked when his PS3 restarted on him. He said he had just updated a little earlier. Now, as with a bunch of others he has lost access to the BR drive. Disks still go in/out and the blue light acknowledges the presence of a disk.
I have tried a different BR drive and ribbon cable. No difference. I restored the HD. Again, no difference. I used a different drive from a PS3 with a dead processor (bad solder) and still, no change.
I have purchased a PSJailbreak, and want to know if anyone has any thoughts or knowledge if I can repair this system by downgrading the firmware VIA the jailbreak downgrader to something prior to the 3.0 update that caused this.
I have searched for awhile to find a repair idea and nothing. Nothing other than Sony saying the upgrade did not do this, and that it is simply coincidence that hundreds if not thousands of units aquired this same issue at the same time.
Me thinks there is some denial going on. Any help out there?
Best Answer -
Posted by EiKii
it sounds like a bad laser, if it would been any hardware problem i.e damaged BD-board/bad connection i think the update would have halted, as it checks the hardware and if there is any problem like no bd-drive found it will stall. But if its the laser it will check as functioning and update, but won't read discs.
replacing the laser isnt very hard, (depending on how handy you are) don't think the stores charge much either to change it, just make sure you get the right deck/laser as there is 2 different i think, old one had one lens (read both dvd/br-discs) newer drives has 2 lenses one for dvd-r movies etc, and the other for Bluray. probably they did it that way to save the BR laser when playing dvd movies etc.
hope you solves it, GL