So I've picked up a PS3 (got an awesome deal that didn't cost me anything except a 2TB drive and some time to put some games on it). I get it home and boot it up and it's on 3.55 OFW, but the bluray drive doesn't show anything. Put a game in, doesn't show on the XMB, put a movie in, doesn't show on the xmb.
I put Rogero 4.30CFW on it and once, while I was trying to get a game to load from the hdd, I rebooted and the bluray drive was functioning (showed the game in the drive) but I was in the middle of trying to get Max Payne 3 to boot from the HDD and froze the console playing around with it and the bluray drive hasn't shown back up since.
I do have to say that the bluray drive does make some weird noises sometimes on boot which makes me wonder if it's an alignment issue and I remember someone on here saying how to fix that, but I can't find it. As I don't know the history of the console, I don't know if it was dropped or not (the cover over the sd cards, etc is cracked) though I was told it wasn't.
Just wondering what you guys think. I've never opened a PS3 before, so if someone has a guide (I can just youtube it to find out). It's a phat CECHA01. It does accept and eject discs smoothly into the drive itself, so maybe it's not an alignment issue. I also notice that the back left corner of the machine does get quite warm to the touch whereas the rest of the machine remains cool to the touch.
Any ideas you guys have would be great!!
EDIT: I've read that remarrying the bluray drive may fix the issue, but does this mean I have to downgrade to 3.55 CFW first before doing this? All of the guides I've found are for 3.55....
Last edited by rednekcowboy; 11-02-2012 at 09:53 AM.
This is probably a stupid question, but I'm looking at replacing the laser. All the guides around say to buy a replacement, but it came to mind that pc bluray drives were not really around back in the beginning of the ps3 days. I have one sitting here doing nothing, can I just take the laser from it?