Sup, I was wanting to hit up this section to see if I could get some help or advice for a situation that is affecting my big-lil’ brother’s 40GB PS3. He’s only had it for about 3 months and he went away on “a trip” while leaving the PS3 with his lil’ bro. When he got it back, the system would come on but it wouldn’t reconize his GTA4 that was already inside.
Then he noticed that his game files were all deleted… He tried repeatedly to put the disc and other DVD, CD’s, Lens Cleaner, old PS games, ect., and system still can’t reconize anything. It can’t even realize that a disc is inserted up side down or not. We both noticed that the disc dosen’t seem to be rotating or making any upload noises while also noticing that there’s no activity at all after a disc insterted judging by the yellow light near the usb hook up in the front.
Keep in mind that all the other stuff is working like when I connect my External HD to system and it still plays the divx files and mp3’s, ect., but I noticed it wont stop looking for a internet connection: the ethernet cable. it constantly searches when it should stop instantly since nothing is even hooked up. also, he reformated the HD once which took like 2 hours and we still got the same results.
apparently something is wrong with either the lens or the thing that spins the the disc is fucked. Possibly something worse. I was told that the lil’ bro might’ve turned off the system while it was saving but we’re not 100% on that. Is there any options to as where we get this fixed without sending it back to Sony or should he say fuck it, try to find his reciept and get a new one somehow?