PS3 Slim's disc drive FUBAR - Time for PS3 Super Slim?

My three year old Playstation 3 Slim's disc drive died on me. I was already experiencing some trouble with blu-ray discs (movies) the last couple of months and this week it stopped reading my discs altogether. I can trick it into recognizing the disc by tilting the console somewhat, but it will not play anything.

I've already tried most of the 'software' tricks, nothing seems to help, but I think it's hardware related anyway.

So any advice before I bite the bullet and buy a new Super Slim tomorrow? The upside is that I really need a bigger hard drive (PS+ and 120 GB = not enough) and one or two new controllers couldn't hurt either. I guess a repair isn't going to be free as well.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5353_tracker