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PS3 Playstation 3 Original Laser Repair

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PS3 Fat (Original) laser replacement. Is this the right repair for you?

>PS3 accepts discs but doesn't load them
>PS3 disc reading icon continuously spins
>PS3 shows disc read error message

The Gamer-Tech Service

>Courier Collection available
>3 - 5 working day standard tunraround
>Express Service option for same day repair
>Online tracking to keep you up to date 
>High quality parts

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£ 39.99 tax incl.

  • Standard Turnaround Time - 3-5 Working Days
  • Express Same Day Repair (+£10)

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What causes the PS3 laser fault?

The laser diode in all consoles, not just the fat original PS3 naturally deteriorates to the point that they no longer read discs. The strength and focus of the laser reduces over time. It is normaly the Blu Ray laser diode that fails first as it is normally the most used. You may find DVD and audio discs still work as these use a different (red) laser which is on the same assembly.

Some times physical damage can happen to the PS3 laser lens. If the console is moved or knocked while a disc is spinning inside, it can cause it to make contact with the laser lens and damage it. You may also notice a circular scratch on the disc when this happens. 

There has also been times where updates have caused issues with lasers too.

** We always recommend trying a few discs prior to booking this repair in to rule out a damaged disc. If you're having problems with one disc it may be that which is at fault **

How do we repair the PS3 laser?

The first thing we do before any repair is test the console to confirm the fault. We then proceed to open the PS3 original and remove the internal PSU. We then have access to the disc drive. 

We inspect the mechanism of the disc drive to rule that out as a fault. If all is okay with the drive mechanism we swap the whole laser assembly for a new one. 

We reassemble the PS3 at the repair desk and give it an initial test. If all is ok the PS3 is passed down to the main testing bench where all consoles are stress tested and all functions checked. 

Reviews

Grade 
19/06/2016

Damaged

My ps3 was returned with damage to the outside, there was a massive deep scratch on the top which wasn't previously there, I contacted them and they said I have the wrong email address and denied they repair items

Grade 
17/07/2015

An excellent service

The following scores out of 5 where given (0 = lowest / 5 = highest)

Response Time : 5
Helpful : 5
Knowledgeable : 5
Competitive : 4
Likely to Recommend : 5

Neil Harvey's enquiry was :

The console will read the disc

Neil Harvey's comments about your service are :

An excellent service, I was nervous at first as it was a google search that brought up Gamer-Tech but no reason to be, the console was collected the next day and returned in 3 working days. I would not hesitate to use again and recommend to anyone.

Grade 
02/06/2015

Excellent service.

The following scores out of 5 where given (0 = lowest / 5 = highest)

Response Time : 5
Helpful : 5
Knowledgeable : 5
Competitive : 5
Likely to Recommend : 5

Philip Hannaford's enquiry was :

Hello. My 60GB PS3 has stopped playing all discs. I have tried a couple of other Blu ray drives but although the blue light comes on to say it has a disc in nothing else happens. I have checked the update state and even factory reset it but to no avail. What do you think it would cost to fix it as everything else works fine on itThank you for your assistance.

Philip Hannaford's comments about your service are :

Excellent service. Really fast courier service. Could not fault any of your service. Kept up to date with repair using tracking system. No complaints.

Grade 
14/01/2015

Thank you guys!

Response Time : 5
Helpful : 5
Knowledgeable : 5
Competitive : 5
Likely to Recommend : 5

Antonis Makris's enquiry was :

Hi there i think is the YLOD soon as i switch it on the green light turns yellow it beeps 3 times and then the red light blinks.previously the thermal paste has been replased but still does the same problem. i was told the hard drive is broken so i bought a new one but still does the same thing.

Antonis Makris's comments about your service are :

Thank you guys! really helpful, quick response and reasonable price! Definitely use Gamer-Tech in the future

Grade 
13/11/2014

honest hard working bunch

Response Time : 5
Helpful : 5
Knowledgeable : 5
Competitive : 5
Likely to Recommend : 5

David's enquiry was :

Discs not reading.

David's comments about your service are :

Matt and the team at gamer-tech are an honest hard working bunch. When my PS3 was returned initially there was a problem. A carrier generated problem I believe. They acted immediately to arrange further collection and resolved within their SLA. No questions asked. They should be called gamer-tech by Ronseal, does exactly what they say on the ad!! Thanks.

Grade 
10/11/2014

Absolutely no problems at all

Response Time : 5
Helpful : 5
Knowledgeable : 5
Competitive : 5
Likely to Recommend : 5

Robert Mc Morland's enquiry was :

using gt6 freezes in random places onlinemessages in roomon tracktrying to exit room etc.....in game racing finishes race but still runs on track having to quit game then system beepsblank screen but takes couple of minutes to switch off before restarting.

Robert Mc Morland's comments about your service are :

absolutely no problems at all,picked up then two days later received,squeaky clean and working perfectly,i thought I still had a problem but I renewed game disc and it was performing as well as it had when I first got it 6 years ago

Grade 
07/11/2014

Excellent service

Response Time : 5
Helpful : 5
Knowledgeable : 5
Competitive : 5
Likely to Recommend : 5

Craig Brown's enquiry was :

PS3 wont read any discs or play gamesbut otherwise online etc working ok.Please could i have a quote.Many thanks craig.

Craig Brown's comments about your service are :

Excellent service and recommending you to a friend in work with ps3 problem`s..

Grade 
04/11/2014

Best value anywhere

After seeking out a number of quotes from different companies I decided to get my PS3 fixed with Gamer tech for a number of reasons. Firstly- they were the first to respond with a detailed quote via email. The repair I needed was the same price with all similar services but none of them offered the free courier service or the 3 month warranty making Gamer tech the obvious choice. My PS3 was collected from me, at work, on a Wednesday and the work was done by Saturday. The transaction was completely hassle free. The person I spoke to on the phone was pleasant and helpful and the whole experience was great. I will definitely be using this company for all my future repair needs.

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PS3 Playstation 3 Original Laser Repair

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PS3 Fat (Original) laser replacement. Is this the right repair for you?

>PS3 accepts discs but doesn't load them
>PS3 disc reading icon continuously spins
>PS3 shows disc read error message

The Gamer-Tech Service

>Courier Collection available
>3 - 5 working day standard tunraround
>Express Service option for same day repair
>Online tracking to keep you up to date 
>High quality parts