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Are you getting Disc Read Errors in PS3? Check this out?

Discussion in 'Games' started by sarareid, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. sarareid New Member

    Sep 2, 2009
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    PS3 Disc Read Error Repair Guide

    This fix is for those of you that don't seem to have problems running downloaded games and using media off of sources that are not the drive. Most often this is caused

    by the Blu-Ray laser going bad.

    This will require a part KES-400AAA looks like the going rate is $70-$100.

    Some Additional Tips Not In The Guide:

    * If you have worked on PCs this shouldn't be that hard. If you have worked on Notebooks, you shouldn't find the PS3 to be very difficult at all. Most notebook

    chassis are far more tedious then the PS3's.
    * DOWNLOAD THE TIGUY99 GUIDE!!!! Read the guide a couple of times. Note the manner in which the PS3 is sitting in each photo.
    * Have the guide open on your notebook or PC as you work. Otherwise print it out.
    * Make sure you have enough time to take it apart and put it back together. It will take about an hour. You don't want to take it apart then try to put it back

    together the next morning.
    * Make sure you have a clean work area. With PLENTY OF LIGHT, I used my kitchen counter.
    * Have places to sit parts out of the way.
    * Have the right tools, you don't want to strip every screw.
    * Get a ground strap in addition to the tools outlined.
    * Have several containers to keep the screws in, one for each level of "disassembly" is what I used.
    * Careful getting the first rubber foot off, I trashed mine.
    * Keep track of where the coarse threaded vs. fine threaded screws come from. The coarse threaded screws generally screw directly into the plastic chassis.
    * Clean the pieces as you disassemble the PS3, a vacuum with a hose attachment and canned air work great. Stubborn dust bunnies may require a paper towel dampened

    with alcohol.
    * Keep the work area clean as you work. Be careful not to vacuum any screws. This will insure no dust (or pet hair) get into any of the blu-ray drive's internal

    * A few minor steps are missing from the guide, but they are fairly easy to figure out.
    * Careful with the ribbon cables, each one has a clip to hold them on. Some release the opposite way of others.
    * Righty tighty, lefty loosey!
    * When assembling the PS3 make sure you have all the cables where they should be as you put it together. You don't want to have to take it back apart a bit to get

    a cable where it's supposed to be. Be sure ports meet the port-holes as they are supposed to. Over all everything should have a tight fit.
    * When you put the screws back in you just need to secure everything, you aren't entering a strongman contest. Over torquing these screws may result in a funny

    looking PS3.
  2. 1Kurgan1

    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    This isn't always true. The PS3 can mess up a patch on your system and it will slowly mess things up. This is what happened ot my console, at first it wouldn't play BF BC, then it played it fine for about 6 months. Then the issue arose again, I sent it in since I had a warranty and they sent it back saying my drive was fine and everything checked out.

    So me being all happy puts BF BC back in and disc read error. So I do some more research and find out about patching issues. Unfortuneatly you cannot uninstall patches. Good thing was it was only for BF BC, bad thing was, thats the only game I wanted to play. I wasn't going to send it back in, but then one day it started doing it on every single CD game I owned.

    And apparently it's giving them freaking issues because it's suppose to be back to me in 7-10 business days and it's been almost 2 months... :(:mad::banghead:

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