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#1
Hi All,

Quick question

I have just bought a slim ps3 off someone locally who stated that it had a disc read error. Stupidly I bought it without checking inside the box. Upon inspection it had the blu-ray drive missing. No luck contacting this guy either. Am I buggered now even if I purchase another drive from ebay? I believe drives need to marry the motherboard right?

Thanks to all
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#2
Originally posted by ohmss:
I believe drives need to marry the motherboard right?

Sorry to tell you, but yes. There are a few ways (like turning the system into a dev unit), but with a system that has been already tempered with and can have anything from a bad fixed YLOD to internal damage due to dropping I personally wouldn't consider it worth it.

Xbox 360: Slim untouched with a faked 320 GB harddrive for XBL, phat with LT 3.0, played Halo early, so going on live would be an instand ban, also with a faked 320 GB harddrive
PS3: Untouched 160 GB Slim, 60 GB Fat with latest Rogero and 160 GB internal harddrive.
PSVita: hardly ever play it
GameCube: Black with a Viper chip installed. With gameboy player. Trying to get a Wavebird controller.
#3
Originally posted by Eisherz:
Originally posted by ohmss:
I believe drives need to marry the motherboard right?

Sorry to tell you, but yes. There are a few ways (like turning the system into a dev unit), but with a system that has been already tempered with and can have anything from a bad fixed YLOD to internal damage due to dropping I personally wouldn't consider it worth it.
Hi, Thanks for the reply. Well I've placed a hdd inside and it boots up and works fine. It is the cech 2503a and upon a little googling I've read that model doesn't need the drive remarried, the laser connects to the motherboard. Is that correct?

Thanks
#4
CECH2500, CECH3000 without daughterboard

CECH-25xx (and later CECH-30xx) series moved the components from the daughterboard to the main PS3 motherboard. Thus there are more/different flatcables used to connect the drive. They are electrical inter-changable (2500<>3000), but mounting differs slightly. It can be modified to fit by cutting some plastic pins on the bottom front of the drive (to make it fit properly with the start/eject board).
Note: there is conflicting mention of KES-450, KES-460, KES-470 in these models (which physically are interchangeable, but some sources mention higher numbers not working on consoles with originally KES-450)

taken from ps3devwiki :3

PC i7 3770K 8Gb Ram Radeon 290X 4TB WD Black 60Gb SDD
Xbox360 Slim RGH Dash 16202
Xbox360 PHAT 14719 BENQ drive
Black PS3 CECH-L04 PS3ITA 4.50 Converted DEX
White PS3 CECH-2506B PS3ITA 4.50 Converted DEX
Black PS3 DECH-J00A DEX FW4.50
#5
Originally posted by Cyprien:
CECH2500, CECH3000 without daughterboard

CECH-25xx (and later CECH-30xx) series moved the components from the daughterboard to the main PS3 motherboard. Thus there are more/different flatcables used to connect the drive. They are electrical inter-changable (2500<>3000), but mounting differs slightly. It can be modified to fit by cutting some plastic pins on the bottom front of the drive (to make it fit properly with the start/eject board).
Note: there is conflicting mention of KES-450, KES-460, KES-470 in these models (which physically are interchangeable, but some sources mention higher numbers not working on consoles with originally KES-450)

taken from ps3devwiki :3

Cyprien your knowledge on ps3 is amazing. you are a very clever boy and i read all your ps3 posts
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#6
Hi Cyprien, thanks ever so much for you advise. I received the drive KEM-450DAA TYPE and connected and it works flawlessly. Yay :)
#7
:3

PC i7 3770K 8Gb Ram Radeon 290X 4TB WD Black 60Gb SDD
Xbox360 Slim RGH Dash 16202
Xbox360 PHAT 14719 BENQ drive
Black PS3 CECH-L04 PS3ITA 4.50 Converted DEX
White PS3 CECH-2506B PS3ITA 4.50 Converted DEX
Black PS3 DECH-J00A DEX FW4.50
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