Hi I bought parts to a PS3 Hoping I could put one together and it's been nothing but problems I had to learn which drives match which controller boards and all the details.
I have a 20GB CECHG01 model PS3 and I've tried ordering 2 Blu-Ray drives off Ebay.
The first unit didn't read the discs, I assumed it was the laser. The seller sent the replacement drive to the wrong address and it was lost in the mail, Ebay didn't refund me and neither did the seller so I was out 80 bucks.
Then I bought another drive off Ebay this one is a KEM-400AAA Drive and a KES-400A Laser. When I stick a disc in the drive it does one clock cycle when loading and then nothing after that the clock just stays there.
So this leads me to my question.
Could it be possible the drive logic board was bad that I bought and that's why neither of the claimed working drive + lasers worked? So I'm SOL overall. Or do you think it's just I got 2 replacement drives with bad lasers in them and all I need to do is spend 50 and buy a new laser and everything works fine, I don't get the endless disc spinning though.
I've probably put like 500 into this system when it would have probably been a lot smarter to just buy the 300 dollar slim. Oh well. What should I do? Answers.