QUOTE(Layser @ Jan 3 2009, 04:54 PM)
Ok I cleaned the laser and amazingly it actually worked! Seriously, I never thought to do that, the noise it makes made me think it was a serious hardware failure. It was so simple and it actually worked.
Thank you very much for a quick response and saving me some money!
youre very welcome, glad its working for you....
you may get away with cleaning it 2 or 3 times and get a good few months out of it, then a pot tweak will be needed to get the last bit of life out.
if you still have the old benq drives that failed on you maybe thay will live again too.
lasers are cheap on ebay at about £12 delivered, i got one and fitted it in a friends benq and worked for a good 6 months but the console died of rrod before the laser wore out.