Wil a Blu Ray drive from a 40gb phat PAL PS3 work on a 60gb phat launch model ?.
My old 40gb Phat PS3 got YLOD a few weeks ago, it died in the middle of a game of Street Fighter and I had to do the fan test to get the disc back out. My friend gave me his old 60gb launch model as he was going to throw it out, as it wont read PS3 games or Blu Ray movies anymore, but it will play still play DVD's and PS2 games. I know you cant simply take a blur ray drive out of 1 machine and put it in another because the drive is married to the motherboard, but that you can do it on a PS3 with CFW by downgrading all the way back to one of the 2.xx firmwares.
Whilst I have a PS3 running Rebug CFW, its a Slim CECH 2503A, which came with 3.50 as its base firmware and so cant do downgraded below that. Is there any other way I can put the drive from my 40GB YLOD PS3 into my still working Phat PS3 ?, or at the very least are the laser mechanisms interchangeable ?.
Thanks in advance.