View Full Version : ps3 bluray drive.

Giggle Squirt
08-07-2010, 04:17 PM
My bluray drive died on my ps3. I was wondering if anyone knew someone who would replace the drive without having to send it to sony.

08-07-2010, 04:18 PM
Try Soo Video/TV.

08-08-2010, 08:29 PM
Drive are more than likely locked to the system in the same was as an xbox. Will be hard to replace without knowing how to do it.

08-16-2010, 04:50 PM
Anyone know where I can get it fixed? It reads games sometimes but then freezes. I tried formatting it nothing changed. It will read DVD's and CD's... been getting different error codes too. I really don't want to buy a new one.

08-20-2010, 07:24 PM
i can only recommend sending it in to sony for repair ... specially if its the phaty with BC ...

08-26-2010, 04:47 PM
what is a phaty-BC. I have the 250gig are there any recognizable defective blue ray drives in them?,or are they all made the same.

08-28-2010, 10:30 AM
ours went out a couple weeks ago my fiance had the extended warrenty threw future shop sony fixed it had it back to us in less then a week sending it away is probly the best bet

08-29-2010, 11:48 AM
Ugh. Mine doesn't have warranty. I was hoping to find someone locally to fix it. Anyone know what it costs to send it away? If it costs as much as a new one, I'm going to just do that. Does sony remove the backwards capability if you send itto them?

08-30-2010, 03:31 PM
Im pretty sure it costs like 100 or 150 to send it away from what people told me. Sony won't remove any features on the repair.

08-31-2010, 11:40 AM
Sounds like it might be worth just buying a new one with warranty...

12-02-2010, 04:00 PM
So, I need a new blu ray drive. Anyone know how much they are and are able to fix it?

12-05-2010, 04:54 PM

12-15-2010, 09:10 AM
unplug the power supply in back of machine wait then back in,then hold down the power button till u hear 3 beeps. Keep in mind it will all memory,saved games,pic,music all of it. try that out.

12-17-2010, 04:01 PM
You can have it fixed for less then what Sony wants. Replacement eyes can be had for a reasonable price then someone like me could easily replace for a small fee.

12-28-2010, 10:36 AM
If you can find one and give me a price, I may be interested.

01-15-2011, 05:03 PM
did u get it fixxed?

01-16-2011, 06:19 PM
you could try and restore and reset everything thru the recovery mode on ur ps3 in order to enter recovery mode you have to turn off the ps3 then you have to hold down the power button it will cycle on then back off when it goes back off, hold down the power again it will beep once then pause then beep 2 more times, then you let it go and u will enter recovery mode, from her you can do 6 different things i think options 2 thru 5 will work for u as 6 is for updating firmware... no you can't downgrade firmware with this and the first one is i believe to restart the ps3. If you do any of the options 2 thru 5 make sure that you back all your data and i mean all your data cause these will set everything back to default as if you got it out of the box with your current firmware. http://www.naschenweng.info/2009/06/02/ps3-recovery-menu-fix-your-bluray-issues here is a link to a little more info on this as i mentioned i did see this awhile ago when i had drive issues but i no longer use my 80GB fat for games as i have a 320GB slim model, my old one is now Jailbroken and run homebrew with emulators

01-17-2011, 12:54 PM
No, I have not got it fixed yet. I don't think what DarkAssassin is suggesting is going to fix it as it is a hardware issue.

01-17-2011, 06:49 PM
i do beleive the 3rd option is for drivers and some other stuff again i'm just suggesting things that might help out, try googling to see if there is something else if not and u decide to get ride of it let me know. i'd be interested in it lol i could u another media server for the bedroom.

01-18-2011, 10:54 AM
I may give it a try. I just bought a new one yesterday. I'm thinking about trying to make it a media server... if I can figure out how.

01-18-2011, 05:34 PM
its not hard all u need is a program called PS3 media server and this will allow u to stream any pics music or movies from your desktop or laptop over either wireless or wired connection and will play just about any file extension for media. i have both my PS3's connected thru this and they run flawless even at 1080p or 1080i

01-18-2011, 11:14 PM
Do you just download to your laptop? Do you know if it's possible to transfer files and saved games from one PS3 to another?

01-19-2011, 12:49 AM
yeah you just download the program PS3 media server get the newest one then install it there is no setup or anything then u just have to set up which folders to watch and then enable media sharing on the ps3 the program will automatically recognize it and then scroll thru the xmb on your ps3 to either movies or music or photos and watch, listen or look its really easy. As for transferring saves from one ps3 to the other no that all u have to do is use a pen drive and scroll to the ps3 saves that u want and press triangle, then press copy and choose the pen drive then pretty much reverse that on the new one or u can go to setting then system setting and down to data transfer utility and transfer from one ps3 to the other thru Ethernet cable. if u need more help just message me

01-19-2011, 03:06 PM
Does it have to be ethernet or can you use USB? Does it transfer profiles as well? Does that program work with an external HD as well? I have an old laptop HD in a Sata case I'm using.

01-20-2011, 12:41 AM
data transfer is down from PS3 to PS3 thru ethernet cable, no profile are done when you re sign up to network on the new ps3, not sure about the external never tried

01-20-2011, 09:28 AM
Thanks! I got it call taken care of last night! I'll have to try that program now.