Has anyone attempted to swap out the Blu-Ray drive in their Playstation 3 game systems? I purchased a faulty system from eBay for about $90 ($75 + $15 for shipping) with the intention of fixing the drive and bringing the system back in full working order. I got the impression from the seller that the laser in the old drive was fine, but the gears were shot because his kids crammed a disc into the drive.
The current plan is to get a drive without mechanical issues, put the working components from the old drive into it, then install it into my machine. Has anyone attempted this? The YouTube videos make it look easy, but I’m not sure it actually will be. I’m a little worried about complications, like incompatibilities between the two drives.