A friend of mine dropped his PS3 off to me as it has recently stopped playing DVD's. This is in any form i.e, PS2 games, Movies, Data etc. (This has only occured since he updated his firmware to 1.81, although think this may just be a coincidence). When a DVD is inserted, it spins once or twice but nothing on the XMB loads. I get the small icon in the top right corner that a disc is trying to load but nothing ever does and the icon disappears.
I assumed it would be the laser or something within the BRD as CD's and Blu Ray films/games play and load fine.
I stripped the console down and changed the laser from a working machine, tested the new laser with a PS2 game and it still does not load! I then tested the laser I thought was working incorrectly in the other PS3 and that loaded PS2 DVD's fine. :??
I tried changing the HDD just to see if his 120gbdrive maybe causing it to play up but there is no difference with a 60gb.
A couple of facts:
The machine not loading DVD's is JAP 60gb model. (1.81 FW)
The machine that donated the laser is PAL 60gb model (1.70 FW)
On the Jap machine he has the switch installed to play backup PS2 games/PAL PS2 games.
Is there anything else I can swap to try and find what the problem is?
Pic attached to show what I have changed. Thanks in advance, i thought a laser change would of cured this but guess not...