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The laser diode in all consoles, not just the PS3 Super Slim 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.
The Super Slim consoles are notorious for having faulty lasers due to the design of the top loading drive leaving them open to dust and fingers.
Sometimes physical damage can happen to the PS3 Super Slim 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 **
The first thing we do before any repair is test the console to confirm the fault. We then proceed to open the PS3 Super Slim to gain access to the disc drive.
We reassemble the PS3 Super Slim at the repair desk and give it an initial test. If all is okay the PS3 Super Slim is passed down to the main testing bench where all consoles are stress tested and all functions checked.