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By: Sratos0027 First Son 26 posts
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Need help from anyone savvy with PS3 Blu-ray drives

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Last month, my PS3 stopped reading discs and I went to a forum and asked which blu-ray drive I would need for a 120 GB PS3.I was told I needed a KES-450A, I purchased it last week. Yesterday, my packaged arrived and when I opened it the box had KES-450E written on it. I sent the seller an email and he told me that they are the same model and compatible with each other. Is he telling the truth?

 

Just to recap:

120 GB PS3, model number CECH-2001A


Blu-ray drive ccurrently in my possession- KES-450E

 


Want to be to 100% sure they are compatible

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Sackboy
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Re: Need help from anyone savvy with PS3 Blu-ray drives

Dec 1, 2013

Yes they should be compatible. Please not I'm not 100% certain on this, but from looking around it says they're compatible. You can wait for a second opinion, or you can put it in and try it; up to you.

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Dec 1, 2013

No other markings?

 

That part number appears to be a laser lens part number as opposed to a drive unit itself.

 

This is a blast from the past, have not fiddled with one in quite some time.

 

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First Son
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Dec 1, 2013

I see that 3 of those in the chart state that they are interchangeable, but 2 that I'm concerned with are not, so maybe I'm in the good.

 

I opened the package all the way and the KES-450E looks similar to the KES-450A, but I'm still weary, so I'd like more opinions.

 

Pictures for reference:

 

http://www.amazon.com/New-Laser-KES-450E-KES-450EAA-KEM-450D-KEM-450EAA/dp/B00AWX58WK

 

http://www.amazon.com/Playstation-Compatible-Remplacement-KES-450A--10021906/dp/B003ZUAVSS/ref=sr_1_...

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First Son
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Dec 2, 2013

Bump.

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Dec 2, 2013

You should be fine using that. http://www.psdevwiki.com/ps3/KES-450E This chart shows that it should be compatible with all CECH-20xx models.

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Dec 2, 2013

I took it apart and I couldn't remove the spindle motor without breaking anything, so it looks like I'm gonna have to replace the whole drive and not just the laser lens.

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Dec 15, 2013

Sorry for the double post, but what is the name of the metal casing the the blu-drive is in?

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