Thread: Blu-ray drive Clicking Noise
07-04-2010 #1realdealneal Guest
Blu-ray drive Clicking Noise
Need some help with this one. My friend gave me his 40 GB PS3 b/c of what happened to it. Here's the issue:
When I insert the game into the console, it makes a clicking noise and nothing happens. It didn't read the disk and basically nothing. I want to fix this myself without sending it to sony. I might as well spend the money in buying a new PS3.
Send me the links or help me out.
07-04-2010 #2imtoodvs Guest
have you tried cleaning the laser on the bd drive, also does the blue light in front of the ps3 come on when the disc is inserted. you may just need to replace the laser worst case scenario , its very common on 40gb PS3's.
07-04-2010 #3realdealneal Guest
thanks for responding back. once i inserted the disk the blue light blinks but does not stay on.
07-04-2010 #4cfwprophet Guest
Sounds like a lense problem. The drive is still unopened? Some one other that played with it?
07-05-2010 #5imtoodvs Guest
CFWProphet is right, I'm pretty sure its the lens too.
the sensor on the slot tells the ps3 a disc was inserted but the lens cant read the data (that's the clicking noise your hearing). once you replace the lens, it should be good to go.
Personally, i'd rather have a YLOD than a busted lens (YLOD is cheaper to fix)
here's your part : http://cgi.ebay.com/PLAYSTATION-3-LA...item27b2fa489d
07-05-2010 #6realdealneal Guest
THANKS AGAIN GUYS. I'm pretty new to this and have never opened a console before. I've done my research and hopefully I can do this. Any good tutorials out there? I mean I've found some good youtube videos but that should be good enough I guess. Oh what's YLOD?
07-05-2010 #7Denbo44 Guest
Search YouTube for user “junker15” awesome vids of PS3 Blu-ray drive diagnostic and repair.
- Join Date
- Apr 2005
Some more info on the PS3 YLOD: http://www.ps4news.com/playstation-3...of-death-ylod/
07-06-2010 #9realdealneal Guest
nice... those lights suck. I might have just found the problem. It must be the lens b/c when I moved the lens from its original position and turned it on the lens didn't move back. The clicking stopped but the disk doesn't spin.
07-06-2010 #10joffe Guest
However, my 2nd hand CECHH had the same problem, so i followed this guide:
until the lens and servo block was accessible. I literally washed it so that lens, prism, laser- and photodiodes were soaked with this cleanser:
blowed it dry carefully 'by lungs' and left the drive in a warm place for 1h to let evaporate the cleanser. Drive worked perfectly again after re-assembly.
Hope that helps