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    PS3 PS3 freezes playing Blue Ray games.

    My mate asked me to 'fix' his PS3, but it's got a strange issue.

    It plays PS2 games and DVD's. But wont play BR Films and PS3 games.

    Knackered lens or repairable without replacement - lens cleaner?

    Havent seen it yet, I thought I'd ask in case others have had a similar problem and managed to repair it so at least I'll have a starting point. I think he's tried cleaning the lens though...?


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    Default Re: PS3 freezes playing Blue Ray games.

    Yep, I'd say new laser off ebay mate.
    Make sure you get a brown clip one, the white clip ones are known to be dodgy as fook.

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    Default Re: PS3 freezes playing Blue Ray games.

    classic laser fault m8. prolly a kes400aaa and easy to fix.

    i see loads of these, be careful what laser type you buy, brown clip are ok, black clip are ok but the ones with white clips are shite.
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    Default Re: PS3 freezes playing Blue Ray games.

    Restart the PS3 in Recovery Mode Menu_______ rebuild database before you go changing any laser if its still there after that, clean the PS3 bluray lens if its still the same the laser is on its last legs open it up look at the laser find the make .. eg KES-400AAA

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    Default Re: PS3 freezes playing Blue Ray games.

    For those that want to know how to get in recovery mode:

    1. Turn off You Playstation 3.
    2. Hold The power button down; The system will turn on and turn off once again.
    3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
    4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
    5. You will be promted to plug in your controller via usb and then hit the PS button
    6. The Recovery menu will pop up.


    I also have had to format/restore the ps3 system sometimes to get lasers working but in all ive tried the laser has not lasted long afterwards.
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    Default Re: PS3 freezes playing Blue Ray games.

    Just fitted my first laser and was real easy, ps3 is back working fine again,
    what I'd like to know is what's the "clip" you talk about, white, brown and black, I just ordered a laser of ebay and I never noticed a clip of any colour.
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: PS3 freezes playing Blue Ray games.

    its the clip on the laser where the ribbon slots into, original ones are black or brown which are good quality. then theres the chinese ones which had white clips and ive had a couple of those and was not impressed/did not last long.
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    Default Re: PS3 freezes playing Blue Ray games.

    I don't remember the colour of the one I fitted, just looked at the old one and it's white, well the holder is, the actual little clip you lift up is black, this is the original from sony.

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    Default Re: PS3 freezes playing Blue Ray games.

    that is right thats a black clip original, either black or brown should be fine.
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    Default Re: PS3 freezes playing Blue Ray games.

    This is weird.

    I read that making a Recovery for the PS3 from the Recovery mode could solve the problem...

    It DID! Whoop.
    But, after putting Fifa 11 in and continuing with the Game update, it ruined the drive again.

    Any ideas!?


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    Default Re: PS3 freezes playing Blue Ray games.

    as i mentioned above m8, recovering/reformatting is only a temp thing. ive not seen any good results from doing this and the only option ive had is for new laser
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    Default Re: PS3 freezes playing Blue Ray games.

    Is there any way to tell which replacement laser you need ? I mean can I open the PS3 and read a serial number from the current laser or are they all the same based on model. I have a faulty 80GB PS3 from 2 years ago which I think the laser has failed on.

    cheers
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    Default Re: PS3 freezes playing Blue Ray games.

    when you take out the laser pickup unit (the laser itself) on the side is a white label, it should say something like KES400A or KEM410A just order the same model online m8
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    Default Re: PS3 freezes playing Blue Ray games.

    thanks - I will give it a clean first and see what it says on it.

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    Default Re: PS3 freezes playing Blue Ray games.

    was a KEM-410ACA - ordered one - thanks for the advice.

    taking the PS3 apart is much easier than the xbox.

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    wait till you do a ylod, first time i did it i was looking for the screws lol
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    Default Re: PS3 freezes playing Blue Ray games.

    Quote Originally Posted by fe_man2000 View Post
    was a KEM-410ACA - ordered one - thanks for the advice.

    taking the PS3 apart is much easier than the xbox.

    Same one in mine, easy to do and it worked fine.

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    Default Re: PS3 freezes playing Blue Ray games.

    Further to this, I just want to make sure this is fixable. I have my reservations.

    I think your all correct, the laser is screwed. It keeps getting 80010514 errors when loading updates. A little googling brings me to [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].

    I've attempted to clean the lens - it worked for all of about 20 minutes and died again.
    I just want to make sure I dont burn £45 for nothing.


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    Default Re: PS3 freezes playing Blue Ray games.

    yeah laser m8, i had exact same thing once.

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