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Could I Put A 40GB PS3's BluRay Drive Into My 60GB PS3?

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I found a local ad selling a 40GB PS3 that has been YLOD'ed but the guy says that he's got the Blu-Ray drive tested and it works, should I go for it?

I'm planning on taking out the Blu-Ray drive and putting it into my 60GB CECHC PS3 in place of my defective drive (My drive won't accept disks anymore, the mechanism itself is probably screwed up).

I also read the the Blu-Ray drive's logic boards are 'married' to it's host PS3's motherboard, so if I swapped my PS3's Blu-Ray logic board into the 40GB PS3's Blu-Ray drive and then proceed to install the drive in my PS3 would it work?

Thanks in Advance! smile.gif
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If I recall, the BD Player is directly soldered to the motherbaord, or part of it. I suppose you could but I wouldnt expect it to be a walk in the park
     
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Before purchasing it you should verify the model of the 40GB unit to check for compatibility with your model. After that switching the board on the drive with the one from your old one is all that's needed.
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Its replaceable but really make sure it is the correct model. I took apart my fat one before but it wasn't the right model. So make sure its the right one before you buy it
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Okay, so there's a PCB on the bluray drive and it's this that is married to your ps3. Lose this and you have some serious problems. You can change the big bulky bluray drive no problems, just make sure you unscrew the green PCB and swap it over. Also the model of the drive has to match (which I think they do for 40Gb and 60Gb.
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As long as the drives are the exact same model, a board swap will work fine. The board doesn't care what it's attached to as long as everything matches up.
    
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If the swap doesn't work, there is an optical drive emulator (Cobra ODE) for the PS3 now. It's supposed to work with any OFW too.
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