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Is there anyway to get a 40gb blueray drive working in a 60gb model
Is there anyway to get a 40gb blueray drive working in a 60gb model –
My uk 60gb blueray drive has stopped working and i was going to buy a new one from ebay.However my best friends 40 gig model has just developed YLOD and hes bought a new slim.He was going to bin it and gave me it instead to save me buying a new drive.Sorry for being a newbie or lack of understanding,done a little research i know i have to attach my blueray board to his drive,i v heard a little about remarrying new drives but havent a clue what it meens,bottom lne is there anything i can do to get his drive working in my ps3.Any help would be appreciated,thanks in advance.
Hi, it can be done but unfortunatly there are 2 different 40gb uk models. I've come across this problem to with a friends 60gb, what i found between the to 40gb models is one has the old single laser drive like the 60gb and some 40gb has the newer drive dual laser. The only way i found to tell the difference is the single laser drive has the logic board visble on the bottom of the drive when you take it out like the 60gb model, the dual laser drive the logic board is under the bottom chrome plate of the disc drive so is not visible unless you screw the chrome plate off. Simply check the 40gb and if you can see the logic board and can unscrew it without taking the drive apart then it should be the same as the your 60gb ps3. Good luck
you could just replace the laser for your drive cause the disc wont even spin up if the laser is dead or dirty but as far as swaping drive just put your drives board on the other drive given the other drive is the single laser model worst case its a perect canidate for gaia and ftp !
It can be done, but you will need to either remarry the blu-ray drive or de-solder the chip on your 60GB logic board and transfer it to the 40GB logic board. Both of which are more hassle than simply going onto eBay, purchasing the correct laser and fitting it in all honesty.
So that's what I would do.