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Ps3 Blu-ray swapped drive question ~TECHNICAL~
Ps3 Blu-ray swapped drive question ~TECHNICAL~ –
I've asked this question about 2 years ago somewhere else, never got a solid answer. I'm thinking of tossing a PS3 60GB PS3 that only has one problem... doesn't seem to be a simple one either.
Like many others who had the infamous 3.0/3.01 firmware issue which caused blu-ray drives to speed up, my motor burnt out on my drive.
Conclusion with old blu-ray drive: whenever I put a disc in the drive nothing would show up. Also, ejecting the disc would leave it in the exact same position as putting it in.
Here's where the attempting to fix starts...
I swapped out the blu-ray drive with another BC 60GB model drive, so now every single component in my PS3 is fully working. The new drive is working because I personally tested it in its previous system.
I cannot get the new drive to read any discs in my system. I forgot to keep my old controller board from my broken drive and put it on the new drive. (at least this is what I've been told).
Now I have a system which is fully working; except for the fact the system itself isn't recognizing the new drive because I forgot to take my original controller board.
-I do not have access to my original drive or original cocntroller
A couple of years ago I've been told the only way I could get this working again is to re-program the controller keys. I'm thinking, maybe this is possible now with the AVR USB chips?
Would appreciate any direction, input, ideas, thoughts. I would like to get my PS3 up and running again so I could try some new games =P
I would like to see someone answer this a little more thoroughly so I', basically giving you a free bump along with my 2 cents.
I don't know about these new hacks coming out and whether or not they will be able to solve your problem in the future, but it may be the only hope.
ANYONE PLEASE CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG... your ps3 is married to that daughter/controller board and the matching firmware is found in one of the chips that is on the controller board. The only "hardware" way to re-marry is to remove that chip and solder it to your new controller board....not exactly a quick fix. Gary has posted before that if you have several boards with similar numbers on it, it may work, but you would need a number of spare parts and drives in order to find one that works.
It's def worth a shot. I have no other choice. So my option right now would be to find a controller board with numbers smiliar to my mainboard?
Originally Posted by Swollenostrich
I wouldn't even know what to soldier and where, but I don't mind trying anything to be honest because right now, the PS3 is useless to me. I can't do anything to make it worse
yea, try find some of the threads where gary speaks about the numbers and how they match. It's not an exact match, like serial number to serial number, it's more of a general match where only some of the numbers have to coincide. The problem lies with where are you going to find all of these spare parts to test out?