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My 40gig PS3 BluRay drive (KEM-400AAA -> old one) is almost broken. It only plays games if i put a cleaning disc in before and let it run twice.

Unfortunately my warranty is 22 months over due, so no chance for getting a new/refurbished one 4 free.

 

ok what can i do?

A)

Buy a new one (preferably a phat one, cause i like the phat ones better)

-> do you know any good/ cheap offers/ bundles. its important to me that these bundles include non 18+ games (cant be reselled via ebay)

B)

Buy a bluRay drive and substitute it with the broken one

-> any good sites? amazon currently charges my around 80 euro and a additional 17 euro for shipping to Austria.

 

Anybody else had the same problem, what did you do?

 

EDIT: cleaning the lens with a qtip and a common window cleaner works wonder!!!!!! ps3 behavs like a brand new one!



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how regularly do u use watch BR

 

swap a bluray drive.

Xxain said:
how regularly do u use watch BR

i use blurays almost every day -> games

bluray movies.... average is prob one every 10 days



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u can swap the blu ray drive.

the part its like 50-90 $.

just find someone who knows who to do it.

it looks like it's a common problem for the early 40gb



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Xoj said:

u can swap the blu ray drive.

the part its like 50-90 $.

just find someone who knows who to do it.

it looks like it's a common problem for the early 40gb

Actually i know how to do it, just need a trustable site and a moderat price. 100 euro (via amazon.de) is too much imo.

i would call myself lucky if i could find a BR drive for 90 Dollar incl shipping costs...



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^it's worth it, if find a good party it may last even longer.

Switch the blu-ray drive, had to do that myself. Got mine off of ebay, dont remember them being anywhere close to $50-90 though. Then again might depend on model #. I got mine for $120 and that was by far the best price for the model # I was after.

Xoj said:

u can swap the blu ray drive.

the part its like 50-90 $.

just find someone who knows who to do it.

it looks like it's a common problem for the early 40gb

I was wondering about that this may happen to my slim one day and its good to know that blu ray drive can be replaced.



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Sony should fix it for FREE, After all there competor is doing it for free.