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My PS3 Blue-Ray Drive cannot read any disks anymore

Is there a possibility to replace the drive with a normal standard spare parts?

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The drive contained with the PS3 is not a standard Blu-Ray drive. –  Ramhound Feb 1 '13 at 17:47
@Ramhound: What are the specifications (IDE, SerialATA or other)? –  Ice Feb 3 '13 at 13:59
Since it cannot be replaced I don't have that information. Besides even if you replace the actual device you have to worry about the firmware. –  Ramhound Feb 3 '13 at 18:32
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I believe if you crack open the box you void any warranty or agreement with Sony, so I would advise against it if at all possible.

Having said that I have taken a PS3 apart and fiddled around with the inner workings a few times for various side projects and while its not particularly easy you can replace the blu-ray drive in a PS3 by yourself. Assuming you have a secondary drive from Sony that is compatible with the PS3.

But if you are going through all the trouble of taking it apart just to replace a stock piece I would first suggest contacting Sony and seeing if they can replace the entire PS3 and save yourself the time, and you may end up with a completely new console.

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Back up your game data before you send it off of course –  Robotnik Feb 2 '13 at 1:17
Warranty is allready void, i think. The old "phat" one is too old, isn't it? –  Ice Feb 3 '13 at 14:00
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