Joined: 1-April 03
Member No.: 29614
Xbox Version: v1.0
360 version: v1 (xenon)
The original xbox was able to hot swap out their dvd drives without doing anything else, but i've tried to just swap the 360's dvd drive, and it would NOT work - the console wouldn't recognize game discs. I'm guessing the ps3 would be the same, with its BR drive. But that is just speculation.
This post has been edited by Foe-hammer: Dec 9 2008, 04:15 PM
Joined: 9-September 03
Member No.: 61553
Xbox Version: unk
360 version: unknown
I just replaced one in a 60GB Unit the other day. I got the new drive (from an X-S member) with the circuit board attached. Installed it and it did not work. I took the circuit board off of my busted drive and put it on the new drive and my PS3 once again works perfectly.
If the circuit board is bad on the dead drive I don't have a clue how you would swap them out though. The key must be on the circuit board that ties it to the PS3 motherboard.
This post has been edited by Birdtales: May 27 2008, 05:11 PM
Joined: 11-February 11
Member No.: 450515
with the xbox360 BenQ VAD6038 drives you can read the 25L2005 device and read it with jungle flasher to get the key. I cannot find any tools that will read the key from the same chip on the PS3 DVD boards
Joined: 27-November 09
Member No.: 426711
Is it possible to find DVD Key from CPU as it is with 360? For consoles with lost drives we could then obtain the key and flash or emulate another drive board. There is not much information on the net about this, only some old hack involving downgrading to 3.42 and installing some files, but it never worked for me. I would prefer the flash method or even better a device like x360key/Wasabi 360 Ultra that can emulate a drive as long as the key is first stored in it. Then I can reball some PS3's, flash some drives, and get these PS3's running again with CFW of course.