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New Blu-ray drive help

Discussion in 'PS3' started by ohmss, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. ohmss

    ohmss Regular member

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    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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    Eisherz Regular member

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    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.
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    ohmss Regular member

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