Hi all, a good friend of mine told this was the place to come for the best advice.
I have a similar problem, motor not spinning. I bought a new motor with bracket and fitted that thinking it was just the motor but it didn't work and after more googling found many people say it's the lens or control board.
I'm gonna try and keep this simple;
When powering up, the lens re-aligns itself (moves forward to the switch, then back a little to first read position) and bobs up and down once. Then the light (laser) blinks on and off a couple of times (scanning disc type?) then sits still (no light).
This suggests to me that motor function, power and focus are ok. But I've read that the laser checks in order of Bluray-DVD-CD/other, and if the Bluray node is faulty it won't continue with further scans.
So maybe the Bluray node is borxed and I need a new laser.
Maybe it's this IC you speak of, now I've seen video tutorials like this one
and while I'm happy to fit some components, reballing and fitting chips I fear is beyond me.
Now I know the control board is married to the motherboard, but is there a way to 'pair' a new control board to the motherboard I already have? I'd rather just buy a new board. Cheaper than a whole laser!
Anyway, I wanted your advice guys. What would you do next? What would you recommend to me? Could I install a new control board to the disc drive?
Much thanks. Oh yeah, it's a 40g CECHG04 model by the way.This post has been edited by Kemaleon: Jul 23 2011, 03:14 PM