alwaysafix: @Kirollos Edward Do you mean you cannot insert the disk into the PS3, or it
doesn't recognise any disks? Make sure that heatsinks are free from dusk
to prevent overheating.
alwaysafix: @younes filali try ebay or amazon.
903IDFOLEY: Great vid. But I want to make sure I actually have to replace my laser
before I try to do this.
So my PS3 is recently brought second-hand, and at first everything was
fine. But then after 40 hours or so play, I noticed the movie intro for my
games started to stutter slightly with the drive making disc seeking sounds
during each pause.
The game itself plays normally at first but when the scene or the bgm
changes, the game's loading icon comes up and the drive makes more disc
seek sounds. This gets progressively worse with extended play time, with
the load delay being upto 10+ seconds (It was originally near instant)
until finally it becomes stuck completely with the drive still making seek
Turning the system off and letting it rest, I can turn it back on and play
for a little while, but the problem comes back and eventually I hit another
fatal loading stuck. I've opened the box before to see if it might be a
dust problem, but the fans look surprisingly clean and in good working
So what do you think? And is there anything I should try before trying to
look for a replacement laser? I've heard some people say you can just
clean the laser, but what do you use to even do that, as I assume the lens
is pretty damn delicate...
HostileHyena: After putting my new eye in, I turned on the ps3 and it started smoking. I
took it apart again to find that the biggest ribbon cable connecting to the
eye was split in half. What happened?
D3lt4forc3: My ps3 recently started doing the eject noise and not reading the disc. And
the laser is new and almost not used. Sometimes if it reads the disc i can
play for 30minutes to 1hour and it will stop spinning and readinh and the
game will freeze. Can i clean my laser or do i need a new one? Also what do
i clean it with?
Yordi Jonck: Does it work too on a Jailbreaked ps3?
MasteroftheCode: My system doesn't initially read disk. I have the false eject and all the
normal signs of a bad laser but if I run a downloaded game for about an
hour and eject then put the disk back in the game loads fine? Any
suggestions +alwaysafix ?
alex naddei: my dvd drive spins then stops then spins then stops about 4 times till it
grabs the disc again then does the same then it gives up and keeps the disc
is this a laser issue? i was almost certain it was till i watched this
video and yours dosnt spin at all....could it be my motor ??
Blake Herbert: So when I tried this I noticed that the disc spins, but the game still
doesn't load up. I already tried cleaning the laser, and completely
restoring my ps3 and it still does that. What is the problem?
SpookyDman: I just replaced mine and when I did it span momentarily and stopped.
alwaysafix: @Paolo Berrios It might be overheating. If the fan is loud and running at
high speed continuously, then you might need to just clean out the air
vents. Good luck!
NomadicMage: Thanks a bunch this video was a great help in confirming what I thought was
wrong and how to fix it. Really thanks again!
TheWiseDiamondz ok: Help me please my ps3 doesnt even show i have a disk in but i do!
Eduardo Marques: Hi, thanks for this tutorial, it's very helpful :) I replaced the laser as
you show in your video and everything worked perfectly for a few hours
after that, but now I got the same problem again.. The disc starts spinning
and stops, does that a few times and then I hear an eject sound, could be
the laser I bought defective? Thanks in advance.
Omar Calderon: how do i take off the metal part that is under the laser i cant take it off
please help. it seems to be stuck to one of the sides of the whole case
Benny Walsh: Thanks for the great video. I have two quick questions if you have the time
to answer them:
#1: Do you know how reliable these replacements are? I've read up a lot on
my issue, and most of the information is old, 2008-2009, about fats. I have
a CECH 3001A (160GB slim). These threads tend to say that replacements
didn't last for very long, but I know the drives were also different, and
that the lasers were second hand or refurbished, as they weren't being made
any more. Are these lasers you buy brand new?
#2: Wondering if you agreed with my diagnosis of a dying laser:
Symptoms: PS3 loads, boots, everything fine. Had problems with two games,
MGS4 and Uncharted 1. MGS4 I got to the very end, and it froze on the final
credits. Freezes at the exact same moment every time--read the rest of the
game perfectly. However, I put a second copy of the game in, a friend's,
and it played through. Uncharted is similar--freezes at the same point
every time. I thought Uncharted might be HDD related, but it's just AFTER a
save, not during. I thought maybe the discs were scratched, but they look
almost perfect. I think maybe the laser isn't dead, but is dying and
getting weaker, and is having trouble with very tiny imperfections.
Guess I'm going to try cleaning the laser first, then resorting to
SteveMagic09: my problem is it reads my discs, but after about 30-45 minutes, my system
starts struggling and the game ends up freezing
raymond kuzara: So mine wasn't reading discs and making the ejecting noise, I got the new
deck just like this video but when I plugged it in the disc still don't
read and disc won eject.. Did I forget to connect something or did I
connect something wrong?
alwaysafix: @falquot3 The games that are not reading, are the disks scratch free and
PHILLIPAYx: HELP! Can somebody tell me what screwdriver is used at 3:33 ???
coolman 13: i opened my ps3 and im not able to join it back...and its making more
strange noise immediately after I press the power button along with the
disk rejection noise.....please help me... Any help would be appreciated
Princess Bubblegum: My storage is corrupted and stuck on 43%
hicham k: hello witch laser lens fit for the ps3 slim cech 3004A is it the 450-EAA
or the 450-DAA
please let me know
LyricalGunFire | (EyeofNY) Reviews-Naruto-Jstars: Hey. So I've recently installed the laser I bought. And the moment input
the disc in, it automatically did the ejecting noise. Could it have just
been a problem in the installation process? I'm hoping that's the problem
and not another problem with my ps3 or laser. Any tips?
ricio cortes-romero: I just opened mine and I have a kem450aaa where do I order that from?
Surjeet Dadiala: Really appreciate the effort taken - 5 star rating. Even a lay man can
repair after seeing this video
Sotiris pit: nice demostration mate! but what can be the problem if the disc is spinning
and the game doesnt start?? not even shows the cd(game) icon on the xmb
menu... like there is no cd in there... thank you!
Lucky Marsh: Ok. My ps3 is reading movies and cd. Only thing that it not reading is blue
ray disc. Would I still need to buy a new laser?
alwaysafix: +Madzyadzy I would check with the seller first, but I do believe that it
will fit. Good luck!
Kirollos Edward: well what if mine freezes every time i have a game inside of it after 15
mins of playing it whats that problem because i changed the disk drive and
it wasn't that so i don't know what the problem is and now it doesn't want
to accept any disks
d2dak87: Do the slims all take the same lens? I'm just going to buy a new lens and
not the whole deck.
Michael de Guzman: Sir, thank you for the video. I have a question. My PS3 reads regular discs
but not blu ray disc movies and when I play games sometimes it reads the
discs right away and sometimes I have to eject the disc and reinsert it
multiple times before it will read the game. Sometimes I even have to power
of the PS3 and repeat the inserting and ejecting the game before it reads
it. And when I say read the disc I'm saying the disc icon will shop up so I
can start the game. Any knowledge on what I'd causing this would be
appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Enrique Hernandez: where can i find information on laser model in/on the ps3, i wanna replace
the laser . i want to order one online but cant seem to be sure on which
one to get . i have a ps3 slim model Cech-2001A ...
charles jones: PS3 error (ffffffff) what can I do
Sariel Belinfante: Thx bro awesome video
The Name Is Contriters Not OG: My PS3 Has That Problem And I Have Had It For 5 Years.
Victor Banales: This is the second time I had to replace this crap, I'm getting a ps4..
John Smith: Great tutorial, thanks
Tonny Butare: Does this apply when the ps3 makes a weird eject sound and does not
Owen Sumner: My ps3 has an issue where on Call of duty mw3 In particular it will freeze
when spawning into games is this my fix or not? Also blu-ray discs do not
work at all @alwaysafix
Alex OmegaBeast: Mine had pennies and other coins stuck inside so imma try to fix this
prodigy 1691: ok I tried this but the front left part wont come off.
M4T1J4P0: Thank you, very useful.
D3lt4forc3: Just did this! Workes like a charm, but now i found a really small metal
clip with the number ''7'' printen on it on my desk, i think it belongs to
the laser. Do i need it?! Thanks.
TheHannible: Thanks Dude!
Marquis Randle: Wats da screwdriver name r size u used to remove da lens tray wit? @6:59
whn u said four screws
Aonpaporn: Ps3 fake discs play in America, or to a country that has no Thai player
also very boring very expensive original.
Tonny Butare: sorry i meant and does not read disc
nickrig11: I can get the security screws out I got the first one but the rest are
impossible what size flathead did you use