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Old 02-11-2012, 19:32
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A mate is selling a broken PS3, the disc drive works fine, I was wondering is the connection the same as a desktop PC uses? I realise the size of the drive itself might be smaller than a regular PC drive, but Im sure I could make it work for an ultra cheap blue ray player lol.
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Old 02-11-2012, 20:23
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http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_6397001_us...-computer.html this may help you with the task. Apparently it can be done
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Old 02-11-2012, 20:30
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Thanks for that!
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Old 15-11-2012, 10:20
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Well dont know what that article was on about, as soon as i saw the ps3 drive connector I knew it wouldnt work. Opened up the PC today and the connectors are totally different. The ps3 is a sort of ribbon type and the one on the pc is "proper".
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Old 15-11-2012, 11:00
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Define "ribbon" and "proper". Or do you mean IDE/PATA and SATA?

http://www.computer-hardware-explain...e-labelled.jpg
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Old 15-11-2012, 11:44
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Well dont know what that article was on about, as soon as i saw the ps3 drive connector I knew it wouldnt work. Opened up the PC today and the connectors are totally different. The ps3 is a sort of ribbon type and the one on the pc is "proper".
Yes, the eHow article just assumes the cables will fit, but all the other sites I've seen say the PS3 has a proprietory cable which looks like a PATA cable but has a different pin-out.
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Old 15-11-2012, 12:10
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Define "ribbon" and "proper". Or do you mean IDE/PATA and SATA?

http://www.computer-hardware-explain...e-labelled.jpg
"Proper" SATA "ribbon" no idea! It looks like the IDE in your link but without the connector on the end.

Yes, the eHow article just assumes the cables will fit, but all the other sites I've seen say the PS3 has a proprietory cable which looks like a PATA cable but has a different pin-out.
I actually had 2 PS3 drives one of the originals and one from a slimline. They both have different cables, but both of the "ribbon" type.
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Old 15-11-2012, 16:32
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Found this guide on the interweb that shows removal of a PS3 Blu-Ray drive. Looks completely different to any bog standard PC drive.

http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installi...y+Drive/3633/1
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