i've ended up with a 2nd hand ps3 (already wondering if its a door stop).
anyway tried loading a game, a dvd and a music cd all do the same thing.
1st you have to jam 1/2 of the into the drive before it pulls it inside.
2nd after the disc is in the correct position, the laser moves to the center of the disc (or next to spindle).
from what i can tell i can't see any light emitting from the laser.
3rd the clock on the ps3 spins and spins but nothing ever shows up for playing game / film / music.
wasn't sure on the part thats causing the problem so i brought another drive that comes with all except logic board which i just get from my knackered drive.
swapped it all over and got the same as above, seems to try load put never gets to the spinning up stage and also the seller said that the drive and laser unit is fully tested working.
I have noticed the plastic clip for holding the blue-ray ribbon cable to the motherboard is broken off on the motherboard side and so i'm using some tape to hold it down for now.
my question is, would the ribbon cable not attached properly cause the clock to just keep spinning and never spin up the drive.
or is it a fault with the logic board being knackered or possible not the original one? (although i read somewhere that incorrect logic boards the clocks never spin at all).