I own a shop that fixes and mods consoles. While I've learned and worked on hundreds of 360's, PS3's are starting to trickle in now. I had 2 systems come in that aren't reading. Order new laser assembly's for them. Installed them and neither system still read, doesn't spin, anything.
Its the correct laser for both units, yet an audio cd won't even play, nevermind a game or movie. I've gotten all the clips back together properly for the drive, it takes in and ejects disc fine, just they won't even spin. I've read a bit that their is some issues with the controller chip on PS3's (like the old PS2 v9/10's and the need for the romeo mod).
Does anyone have any experience with this or what could be causing it or a way to test if it is the controller chip? The laser units had no static solder blobs on them, so its not that, just the things won't even spin. Try swapping parts, putting the laser from the new assembly onto their old assembly, nothing seems to work.
Thanks for any help or ideas.