broken disc drive? i will help!

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  • addic 21 Jan 2007 00:02:36 477 posts
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    for anyone who has the "broken disc drive" problem:

    maybe you read in a thread of mine before, that i had the problem with the broken disc drive. the drive didnt take discs and made strange noises. as i could not send it back to sony ("import to germany"), i had to go other ways: i opened the console and fixed it by myself! now i know what you have to do!

    here is a little guide:

    what equipment do you need?

    you need an torx 10 screwdriver and a pretty small philips screwdriver like you use it to fix glasses or other stuff with extremely small philips screws. then you need another philips screwdriver, a bit bigger than the small one.

    1. in the first step, you have to go to this page:

    http://www.teknoconsoles.com

    there you can download a video tutorial which explains how to open he console. its pretty good, everyone should have no problems to open the damn thing.

    then you have to download another video tutorial. its named "cleaning the lense". it explains how to open the bluray drive.

    2. time to open the console

    follow the video tutorial until you have removed the bluray drive.

    3. time to open the blu ray drive (you really have to be careful here)

    follow the video tutorial until you see this:

    http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEW...

    lets call the side of the drive, where the disc slot is "the lower side" and the left side on the picture the "upper side".

    on the left and the right side aof the drive you see two long black plastic "things". you normally should be able to move them up and down a little bit. but in the most cases with broken drives, you will see that you cant move the right black thing.

    this is the reason:

    if you look at the big metal "border" which holds all the laser stuff and the lense etc, you see that there are 4 "screws" which hold the thing - two on the lower side where the disc slot is and two at the upper side.

    when you exactly look at the upper right side of this metal thing (its the upper left side on the picture), you will see that it is not in the right position. you have to put your finger on the upper right screw and push it down ("down" in this case really means "down" and not in direction to the disc slot!) you have to be careful but you have to use pressure, too. then you should hear a sound like "CLICK" and it should lock in his right position.

    now you should be able to move the right black plastic thing up and down a little bit!

    after that you can put all the things together again (like in the video tutorial).

    now everything should work fine!!!

    but maybe you can insert a disc but it wont read it and you wont get it out again. if that happens you have to push the eject button for 10 seconds. then you should hear some noises inside the drive, the disc will come out and after that everything should work!

    i hope it is possible to understand my little guide and it helps you guys. if there are question, i will try to answer them.

    Edited by addic at 07:52:04 31-01-2007
  • Rankin 21 Jan 2007 00:05:20 2,930 posts
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    addic wrote:
    personal massage
    lmao
  • Psychotext 21 Jan 2007 00:08:55 54,798 posts
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    Best typo ever!
  • Psychotext 21 Jan 2007 00:09:16 54,798 posts
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    ...and sorry addic, that's really nice of you. =)
  • Dragul 21 Jan 2007 00:10:27 5,482 posts
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    LOOOOOL

    gayest typo ever!
  • addic 21 Jan 2007 00:11:03 477 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Best typo ever!



    lol!!!

    you are right! tried to fix it now...sorry for the grammar! :)


    "a personal massage"

    hehe! lol!
  • addic 21 Jan 2007 00:12:23 477 posts
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    Dragul wrote:
    LOOOOOL

    gayest typo ever!



    stfu dragul!

    come on, lets see how you are writing in german! :)
  • Dirtbox 21 Jan 2007 00:14:53 78,800 posts
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    addic, how about you post what to do to fix it instead, then I'll add it to the PS3 FAQ, giving you credit.

    You can't PM on this forum. No matter how much baby oil you have.

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  • addic 21 Jan 2007 00:20:31 477 posts
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    the problem is, that it is pretty difficult as the proble is far inside the bluray drive. there is one part in the drive which isnt in the right place and is locked in a wrong place and so the mechanism doesnt work properly. you have to carefully push it in the right place. then is everything works like a charm!

    i will try to make a little "how to" and take some pictures of it next week, when i have enough time...
  • Dirtbox 21 Jan 2007 00:22:32 78,800 posts
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    Okay, well for the time being I'll just link this thread until you can work out how to explain it (with pictures if need be). It'll be quite useful since enough people have this problem and I've not seen anywhere else on the net describe how to fix it.

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  • addic 21 Jan 2007 00:44:24 477 posts
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    next week, another ps3 buyer who is living in germany, will send me his console. he has the same problem and he was reading on of my posts in another forum and contacted me. i will fix his console and i will take some pictures of doing this. then i will try to write a little guide and post it here.
  • Dirtbox 21 Jan 2007 00:51:40 78,800 posts
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  • Dirtbox 21 Jan 2007 00:51:40 78,800 posts
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    addic wrote:
    next week, another ps3 buyer who is living in germany, will send me his console. he has the same problem and he was reading on of my posts in another forum and contacted me. i will fix his console and i will take some pictures of doing this. then i will try to write a little guide and post it here.
    Nice one, you'll be a minor internet celebrity :)

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  • NewYork 21 Jan 2007 00:51:43 24,835 posts
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    FluffyTucker wrote:
    Nick it :)
    May as well nick a slab of concrete.
  • addic 21 Jan 2007 00:56:40 477 posts
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    I CAN!!!

    since i was fixing my console, it has the ability to cook coffee and make fine pizzas!!!

    :)
  • addic 21 Jan 2007 00:58:37 477 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    addic wrote:
    next week, another ps3 buyer who is living in germany, will send me his console. he has the same problem and he was reading on of my posts in another forum and contacted me. i will fix his console and i will take some pictures of doing this. then i will try to write a little guide and post it here.
    Nice one, you'll be a minor internet celebrity :)


    omg!

    my dream comes true!
  • addic 21 Jan 2007 01:00:49 477 posts
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    FluffyTucker wrote:
    Nick it :)

    :)


    i could never do this! if i imagine someone is stealing my ps3...is there anything worse than this???
  • Dirtbox 21 Jan 2007 01:02:34 78,800 posts
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  • Dirtbox 21 Jan 2007 01:02:34 78,800 posts
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    addic wrote:
    FluffyTucker wrote:
    Nick it :)

    :)


    i could never do this! if i imagine someone is stealing my ps3...is there anything worse than this???
    Someone stealing something you'd miss is probably worse.

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  • addic 21 Jan 2007 01:02:39 477 posts
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    FluffyTucker wrote:
    Woooo! Can it play SH3?


    OF COURSE!

    but you have to switch the disc upside-down before putting it in...but i am working on it! :)

    Edited by addic at 01:04:01 21-01-2007
  • addic 21 Jan 2007 01:06:04 477 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    addic wrote:
    FluffyTucker wrote:
    Nick it :)

    :)


    i could never do this! if i imagine someone is stealing my ps3...is there anything worse than this???
    Someone stealing something you'd miss is probably worse.


    are there things i would miss more than my ps3 at the moment??? dont think so... :)
  • addic 21 Jan 2007 01:08:01 477 posts
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    FluffyTucker wrote:
    Hehe :) It's very nice of you to help out your PS3 brethren, have a jaffa


    wtf is a jaffa?

    please help an unknowing german speaking greek...
  • Dirtbox 21 Jan 2007 01:09:53 78,800 posts
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    Jaffa cakes. Sponge base, chocolate top and orange chemical plap in the middle.

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  • addic 21 Jan 2007 01:12:08 477 posts
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    oh ok!

    in germany they are known as "soft cakes"...

    hmmm...i wonder if there is an german expression?!!?
  • addic 21 Jan 2007 01:13:45 477 posts
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    hmmmmmmm!!!!! i love them! if i am eating ONE of them, i cant stop before all the pack is empty!
  • Dirtbox 21 Jan 2007 01:13:49 78,800 posts
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    Chemische kuchen?

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  • addic 21 Jan 2007 01:18:01 477 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Chemische kuchen?

    LOL!!!




    do you know this in uk:

    soft cake pink grapefruit
    http://images.ciao.com/ide/images/products/normal/979/Griesson_Soft_Cake_Pink_Grapefruit__1977979.gif

    and here we have cherry and raspberry, too!!!


  • MrSensible 21 Jan 2007 01:19:42 25,294 posts
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    You Germans are truly the kings of the Jaffa Cake! I want those flavours!
  • Dirtbox 21 Jan 2007 01:19:51 78,800 posts
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    You have yummy stuff :(

    ed: sorry, lecker (sp?)

    Edited by Dirtbox at 01:21:17 21-01-2007

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  • addic 21 Jan 2007 01:22:17 477 posts
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    i am telling you:

    cherry is AWESOME!!!

    forget everything you tried before!

    hmmm...i think i am in love! :)
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