QUOTE(Siph3r @ Jan 18 2010, 08:15 PM)
as per the title, is the Blueray drive married to the motherboard?
I have bought a PS3 , second hand, assuming that it just needed a laser replacement, however after 3 laser replacements the same problem exists so I have ruled that out.
I have tried a drive out of another PS3, and that doesnt work either (is this normal? i.e is the drive married to the motherboard?)
Now my third question, if this PS3, did happen to have the "wrong" drive in it, would it still play Music / Audio CD's?
As I can occasionally get the drive to read an audio CD? , but it will not play DVD / or Games
Any advice? or even just an answer to my first question.
Thanks in advance
I googled it and found this quote from Playstation.com,
the original system drives are electronically married to the motherboard of the system which makes the attempted repairs virtually impossible to complete successfully
so I'm guessing it is?? I wouldn't try to fix anything like this myself though, PS3 is too expensive for me to take a chance on Fing it up.