New PS3 makes noise when insert/eject discs. Is this normal?

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#1 Posted by digitalman42 (888 posts) -
I got a new PS3, when I insert or eject a disc I hear a slight noise while its inserting or ejecting sounds like maybe it's just the gears turning. And all my games work fine. Just wondering if this is normal?
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#2 Posted by digitalman42 (888 posts) -
Again it just sounds like gears turning inside, doesnt sound like its bad, just wanted to make sure and it is low volume.
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#3 Posted by koneki1 (110 posts) -
It sounds like nothing to worry about from what you're describing. Mine also makes gear noises when inserting/ejecting discs.
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#4 Posted by hassanfadil (1051 posts) -
Again it just sounds like gears turning inside, doesnt sound like its bad, just wanted to make sure and it is low volume.digitalman42
Yes there is a very low volume
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#5 Posted by CraigyM83 (648 posts) -
I'd say it's fine, just like any CD or DVD drive makes sounds
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#6 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25834 posts) -
Mine makes noises like that too, so it's normal.
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#7 Posted by digitalman42 (888 posts) -
Cool. I dont mind the noise at all. Thanks for the replies..
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#8 Posted by Myzz617 (2026 posts) -
Sounds like it is normal. And i have had an issue with my drive. When i boot up my PS3 sometimes it does not start the game or recongnize there is a disc inside and i have to take it out and put it back in for it to work.
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#9 Posted by koneki1 (110 posts) -
@Myzz617 - that doesn't sound like a good sign - when has it started to do this, was it after a firmware update?
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#10 Posted by Myzz617 (2026 posts) -
@Myzz617 - that doesn't sound like a good sign - when has it started to do this, was it after a firmware update?koneki1
Nope, started happening about a week ago. Actually i did update firmware 2weeks ago. It reads discs 75% of the time but if i power on PS3 and let it sit it does nothing-i eject disc-re-insert takes about 20-30 secs and then starts into game. I suspect the drive is on its way out.
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#11 Posted by Wild_Card (4034 posts) -
[QUOTE="koneki1"]@Myzz617 - that doesn't sound like a good sign - when has it started to do this, was it after a firmware update?Myzz617
Nope, started happening about a week ago. Actually i did update firmware 2weeks ago. It reads discs 75% of the time but if i power on PS3 and let it sit it does nothing-i eject disc-re-insert takes about 20-30 secs and then starts into game. I suspect the drive is on its way out.

i hate to say it but that sounds like you may want to start sticking some cash back, that way if it does die you can have it fixed or buy a new one ASAP. what moddle ps3 do u have?
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#12 Posted by GodofBigMacs (6440 posts) -
I'm pretty sure it always makes noise...
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#13 Posted by mmirza23 (3457 posts) -
lol its the PS3 moving the disc into position and then reading the disc, then when you eject its the PS3 coming out of position through the insertion point, it's all totally normal.
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#14 Posted by Myzz617 (2026 posts) -
[QUOTE="Myzz617"][QUOTE="koneki1"]@Myzz617 - that doesn't sound like a good sign - when has it started to do this, was it after a firmware update?Wild_Card
Nope, started happening about a week ago. Actually i did update firmware 2weeks ago. It reads discs 75% of the time but if i power on PS3 and let it sit it does nothing-i eject disc-re-insert takes about 20-30 secs and then starts into game. I suspect the drive is on its way out.

i hate to say it but that sounds like you may want to start sticking some cash back, that way if it does die you can have it fixed or buy a new one ASAP. what moddle ps3 do u have?

60gb, but im sure sure sometimes i have a usb inserted and that could cause it to not read the disc perhaps
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#15 Posted by Xternal (530 posts) -

Mine does it too [If i'm thinking of the same noise]