Well the weird part is my friend had a bluray drive that fit my ps3, so i replaced that drive and attached my controller on the back to marry it. Once i put it all back together it read game discs and i tried at least 5 different ones. Then after the install I shut it down and brought it home thinking it was fixed. The next day i tried playing ps3 discs and nothing works just the spinning icon and sometimes it stops completely after short period of time.
Are you sure its not the lens 30-40 dollars isn't bad on amazon or eBay for lens is pretty cheap! I was thinking of buying a 400AAA laser lens to replace my original laser lens. This is the second time this has happen to my ps3, but i paid a repair place to fix it about 3 years ago. Its been working ever since, so I'm thinking it just wore out?
The only part i don't understand is when i formatted a new hard drive this error started happening. Before i had my original 80gb hard drive my ps3 read ps3 disc, bluray, dvd ect. I feel confident that i can replace the lens with no hassle, so i might do that if you guys suggest that.
I don't really think Sony really would give me information besides explaining i need to send in my ps3 for a technician to fix it for 150 dollars. I can successfully say my ps3 is fully functional beside my bluray drive, so that would rule out the OFW issue.
Thanks though ill need all the luck i can get it!
Few replacement lenses i have been looking: amazon.com/Replacement-Laser-KES-400A-KEM-400AAA-Playstation-3/dp/B006P9GRLQ/r