Can I swap blu ray drives from two separate PS3 models?
I currently have a PS3 40GB model cechg01 that has a non-working blu ray drive. The drive will not accept any discs, it seems the eject/receive mechanism within the blu ray drive is not working. I've also been informed by the original owner of this PS3 that they also got "disc read errors" when attempting to play games or watch DVD movies.
I've acquired a YLOD 80GB PS3 model ceche01 that has a working blu ray drive.
Is it possible to simply switch out the non-working blu ray drive with a working one? I've been told by a guy at my work that it might be possible to do this if you re-flash something or other on the PS3 to make it 'think' that the replaced blu ray drive is actually the original blu ray drive that was married to the motherboard. (By the way, is that statement correct, are the motherboards married to the blu ray drive that was originally installed in your PS3?)
Thanks for your help!