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Old 23rd March, 2010, 01:47 AM
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If you have the same problem, you have a few options to get it fixed, out of warranty.

Send it off to be repaired - the most expensive option at about 50% or more of the cost of a completely new console.

Replace the whole drive, a fairly easy DIY job, but still fairly expensive. Although you may be able to sell the broken drive for spares.

Replace the laser and laser deck, or just the laser part only.

Replacing the laser part only is cheapest, this is what I am doing. The photo shows the part I have ordered.

For my 40GB model, the part no. is KES-400AAA.
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