i got a ps3 with dre (no DB/DVD/CD's work)
so i figured $50 or so for a new 400aaa
then i wondered what part of the laser is dead, maybe i can save a few dollars
well the laser does not light up, nor does the disc spin
first i wondered if the lens its self was the culprit and swapped it for another i had laying around, same symptoms
so i came to the conclusion that the diode died
having never done one before i figured only if i was able to remove the old one i would go ahead and buy a replacement
ok so the hard part is done, the diode is removed
so now i have the thought to hot wire the diode
i used 5v from usb and touched the pins..red and blue lit up
so this is my dilemma
was the lens i replaced bad also?
is t really the diode, but the 5v overpowered it and made it light? (maybe its not as bright as it should be..idk didnt look into it)
or is it something else altogether like the DB controller (BD7956FS)?
any thoughts/suggestions/feedback are welcome
Edited by dmcbudman, 27 May 2010 - 03:15 AM.