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swap ps3 drive

Discussion in 'PS3 - Modding & Hacking' started by mischeif1, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. mischeif1

    mischeif1 Member

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    hi,

    question to i can get a ps3 80gb cechh02 which just needs a bluray drive. can i use a drive out of a 40gb cechh02 model. would it be a simple unplug the side 4 pin cable and swap

    thanks
     
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    Eisherz Active member

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    No, it won't work that easily. The drive model isn't the same and also the drive and the main board need to fit, they have an unique code.
     
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    mischeif1 Member

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    Yes but i read on the net they both use the same blu ray controller board model
     
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    Eisherz Active member

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    The 40 GB and the 60 GB model use the same board, the 80 GB has a different one. If you get your hands on one model from another 40 Gb or a 60 Gb model drive you have to swap the drive boards too, it won't be as easy as unplug and replug.
     
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    Also if you are on a hacked firmware you could get an identical drive and do the remarry process. It is easier to just swap control boards IMO. The only time I see the remarry useful is if the control board is shot.
     

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