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I want to buy a replacement blu ray drive for my ps3 "just in case" it stops working so that i don't have to wait many weeks to get one (a friend of mine will change it for me).
http://www.dealextreme.com/search.dx...lacement%20ps3 There are a ton of models there and i don't know which one is correct, my ps3 is CECHK01 80GB, 2 usb, no backwards compatibility.
Any help is really appreciated.
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What if it's DOA? You'll never know until your original breaks.
 
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What if it's DOA? You'll never know until your original breaks.
It's the same, they have no warranty, but those replacements' cost triples here.
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KEM-400AAA for the whole drive or just KES-400AAA for the laser itself. A little researching on google solves this Good luck if you ever do need to fix it. It's quite simple to be honest.
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KEM-400AAA for the whole drive or just KES-400AAA for the laser itself. A little researching on google solves this Good luck if you ever do need to fix it. It's quite simple to be honest.
I tried googling it first to no avail, then asked here.
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I tried googling it first to no avail, then asked here.
Thanks a lot!
Anytime!

And yeah, first few google attempts had nothing. Tricky little thing that google is!
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Anytime!

And yeah, first few google attempts had nothing. Tricky little thing that google is!
Heard many stories about drives stopping reading blu rays so i want to buy one just in case.
Been playing a lot of BOps online with a friend (split screen) and damn that thing abuses the drive, it's reading the disc all the freakin time. I wish the console would let you fully install the game on the drive like the 360, IMO only thing that's better on 360.
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Yeah, definitely would be good to take a load off the drive itself. Maybe Sony will do that for their next gen console.

Not a bad idea to be honest. Better safe then sorry. And if you never end up using it you can just sell it!
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