ROM unit interchangable??
I was just wondering if entire ROM units interchangable? What I mean by a ROM unit is the piece that reads the game disk. Cause I am about to to this piece out of a SCPH-30001 and put it in a newer unit, a SCPH-50001.
I need to do this to answer a problem I encountered. I installed a Matrix chip into the 50001 and it had worked for a while and then it started failing to read a disk. This was a gradual thing and got progessivly worse in a short period of time... let's say a week. It went from reading everything, then it wouldn't read the copied games, then it wouldn't read some original games and still play movies, then it went to one last movie and won't read anything. It would give me an error message of something like "Unable to read disk". This is why I was wondering if this swap could be possible.
Both of these units are refurbished from Sony and I want to work so that I can get one going and then take it back to the Sony outlet for and exchange for another one... Ya know what I'm saying???
To add a little more background to this... for some stupid reason I had tried to swap mother boards between these same two units... I had some brain storm going and it turned out to be a brainfart instead. The unit, old power supply with 50001 motherboard, wouldn't power up. The red light, as far as I can remember, would turn green and back to red without any output to the TV. I figured any more abuse to this unit and i'll screw myself out of everything. So I swapped everything back to original and then installed the Matrix chip to the 50001 and the above happened.
And that's all I got to say bout that (Gump) What do you guys think?
Thanks in advance!