[QUOTE=”Mathieulh”]Despite the fact that sony are doing their best to hide it, the ps3 model number CECHG (in other word the very first 40GB model which unfortunately is the most commonly spreaded up to now) all potentially have a defective bluray lenses ! This means that on these very models the bluray lense can die at any given time ! (Quite similar to the RROD syndrome isn’t it?)
This issue has been quietly fixed on newer models CECHH where a new bluray lens has been introduced (a drive actually sporting 2 lenses, one dedicaced for bluray discs while the other is dedicaced for other medias (cd, dvds etc etc) so the laser lasts longer, see picture here: http://www.thegametrain.com/bmz_cach…ge.733×550.jpg ).
Because they wanted to save money on the bluray unit, sony swapped the laser from the early 60GB units to low costs lasers (which are defective) I assume it is also the reason why new units wont read SACDs (although I am not entirely sure about that)
As you can see on the official playstation forums, complains of people having drives not recognising their discs anymore are adding up, and I believe it is only a beginning before much more units starts to “defect”.
Sony Computer Entertaiment is of course well aware of this problem although it wont acknowledge it publically.
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