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Is there a good company to go through for after market ps3 lasers?
Curious because I have been googleing finding that the brown tabs are aftermarket while the white are oem.

So I know I have replaced my fat ps3 with an aftermarket one and boom games and movies are working but the slim I'm having difficulites finding a reputable part to replace oem.

Know f any eBay Is showing me only replacement directs from manufacture (Sony or reseller of oem parts)

Remember backup everything I made the mistake of deleting my entre drive because I thought it needed to be wiped or whatever ( to much gin not enough thought)

Anyways
Know of any ?
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Honestly I would get an official one. I had 4 break for my fat Ps3 when I replaced it with cheap ebay parts. I took it to a place locally that would replace it with official parts and it's been 3 years and it's still going strong.
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Well I paid 80 bucks for the replacement laser on the fat ps3 and its holding up sprecially now that I got it back after almost three years of no use... Now I know I have to get a new hdd for it felt a little sluggish and whatever

Ill see what I can find
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If you have the cash, get a small SSD for the older Ps3's. Put one in mine and I wish it had come with one. Also the only way to transfer saves is via a USB drive. Fat 32 only I think...
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post #5 of 6
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Ya it is fat32 for the usb drive...
will ave to go to best buy today or see if this computer shop in minot has any ssd's that i can buy that are descent

I dont have a lot of games for ps3
just this
Final Fantasy 13 an 13-2
BF3
GT5
Lair
Heavenly Sword
Portal 2

But on one of my accounts i have
Spyro 1,2,3 (playstation one)
Wild Arms 2 or 3 have to check again

but im not all in need of the psone games...

Also dont have a network tat is reliable for use with the ps3 i hav to tether with iphone sucks living rural and no ability to get web(i dont game online anymore)

I have read that ssd hlp in load times IF and ony if the game is installed on the drive it self and not reading from the disk..... i have yet to figure out how to put my games on the hdd because i think i have upgraded the firmware to the latest date and dont know if anything has been done for it

I just got my ps3 fat back after a couple years so im still wondering wats going on with it
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So
Backed up the current setup on it and updated the firmware to latest and keepin with the latest firmware till a custom one is released just so I can really get more out of it I guess in customization aspect of it

Now I placed an as in there and letting it restore al day only have 24 bg back up with a 30 gb ssd
Just last night it froze and said eff it and before work this morning started the restore again and all that
So will see how it looks when I get done tonight.

Now I feel that the ssd will help in load times for gt5 and final fantasy don't know why but just have a feeling it will help

Now time to afterwards break It open and vacuum and air dust all of the storage dust that prob built up ha

Sorry just happy to have my games back and hav something else to do outside of have beer and fish all day an night on my days off smile.gif
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