[Answered] PS3 cech-2501a not reading BR disks help?
i was handed a free ps3 and was told if i can fix it i can have it so i'm determined to fix this thing.it doesnt read BR disks but reads normal disks.iv cleaned the lasers and did a factory reset (which looked like it didn't do anything, total waste of 10 hours) and nothing worked. i'm pretty sure the laser itself is still good because i can see the blue laser light up when it goes to read a disk.the laser has already been replaced by a technician and it worked fine for a few months and then suddenly stopped working again.
any idea what could be wrong? i'm hoping its a software issue rather then hardware because i really don't have the money to buy a new laser.
With that model the control board is set into the motherboard so there is no remarrying with that model. I would replace the laser in it and I am almost sure that will work. There are two parts to these one part for reading CDs and DVDs and the other for reading games and Blu-rays. You get a laser off eBay for 35 dollars and easy to put them in.