PS3 Slim (250GB) making jerking noise while reading discs

#1
Its kind of loud.... Has this happened to anyone else?
I just turned it on right now and it is like a chuggings/Jerking noise. This has never really happened before so i want to make sure its ok.
 
#2
If it's really really loud, your disc drive is about to die.

But if it's just reading discs and making soft sounds, that's pretty normal.
 
#4
jling84 said:
If it's really really loud, your disc drive is about to die.

But if it's just reading discs and making soft sounds, that's pretty normal.
Fuck me i hope it isnt that! I just bought this one august and i have LBP2 fully preordered :(
 
#11
yencid said:
Its kind of loud.... Has this happened to anyone else?
I just turned it on right now and it is like a chuggings/Jerking noise. This has never really happened before so i want to make sure its ok.
My Slim, which I bought in September, is loud when initially reading discs.
 
#12
Shurs said:
My Slim, which I bought in September, is loud when initially reading discs.
Yeah this is what happened to me when it started reading it it got loud and then after a while it just became quiter. Does it always happen on yours or just from time to time?
 
#13
yencid said:
Its kind of loud.... Has this happened to anyone else?
I just turned it on right now and it is like a chuggings/Jerking noise. This has never really happened before so i want to make sure its ok.
Normal. My Ps2 is the same way. It doesn't sound natural compared to other disc drives, but that's how it sounds.
 
#14
yencid said:
Yeah this is what happened to me when it started reading it it got loud and then after a while it just became quiter. Does it always happen on yours or just from time to time?
Always with DVDs, for sure, and always when I turn it on with a disc inside.

It's annoying, though once the initial loud noise ends, it's pretty quiet.
 
#23
The GPU on my 80GB is about to die :( Out of warranty too.

Anyone know how much roughly gets charged to fix? Or should I just buy a slim?

Also, the backup wont take all my saves across, so I guess it's a case of fuck me right?
 
#25
Mine sounds like it's getting ready for take off whenever it gets the slightest bit warm. It's to the point where I don't even use it anymore and I don't really feel like buying a new one.
 
#26
Some DVDs (movies) make a strange loud noise when the PS3 starts to read them (but not while watching the movie etc.), it's not due to a faulty drive in this case.
Though the Slim's drive sounds shit compared to the fat's drive anyway (especially when inserting/ejecting the disc).
 
#28
silentspork said:
Mine sounds like it's getting ready for take off whenever it gets the slightest bit warm. It's to the point where I don't even use it anymore and I don't really feel like buying a new one.
my fat did that :{