Originally Posted by steven975
Sony's $150 repair offer doesn't apply to consoles that have been opened...even those out of warranty.
Rumor or fact? I can say for a fact that Sony charged 149.95 for one that had been opened (3 times) for YLOD (re-flow ceased to work).
I can not say they always handle it the same way.......a fair warning.
Originally Posted by cgott42
my serial # is XXXXXXXXX-CECHG01
also the disks goes and and ejects fine, however nothing happens, it doesn't even show up as anything under the video menu
Wow, what a shocker - a 40gb that's about 18 months old
400AAA = single lens is listed for that model. BUT the only way to be certain is to open it up (while you have it open you can try cleaning the lens - might fix it).
Disk goes in & out = the odds are very high it's the laser (18mos to 2yrs seems to be the avg fail time) as the motor is working. Blue light come on? (showing it knows there's a disk inside).Best Thread I've seen on PS3 issuesLaser Replacement guide by Marine Mike
(of note - the 40gb does NOT have the connection show in step 6, the top simply comes off with no connections)
Only you can decide if you have the skills, it's not a complicated repair...just requires following the directions & some care. There's no soldering, it simple screw removal.
See the warning
above, Sony might not fix it if you open it up - it's not certain.
Disclaimer: I am not responsible if you break or if Sony refuses to fix your PS3 trying these fixes.