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Aug 24 2012
By: happywally87 First Son 1 posts
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Transfering internals to another PS3 shell

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hey guys,

 

ive got the original 20GB PS3 and i love it to bits because it has full PS2 backward compatibility.

however i also really love the Gun Metal Grey PS3 (MGS4 Limited Edition)

 

i was wondering if its possible to transfer the internals of my 20GB PS3 into the gun metal grey shell of the LE PS3?

has anyone done a procedure like this before?

 

cheers

Wally

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Big Daddy
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Re: Transfering internals to another PS3 shell

Aug 24, 2012

Theres no real specific way to know.

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Lombax Warrior
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Re: Transfering internals to another PS3 shell

Aug 24, 2012
i don't see why not. People make custom cases all the time. Some modifications might have to be made though. I know some models have different sized boards, etc. For instance, some models have a sep. bluetooth module, while others are attached to board. Not sure of the pecurliarities of these two models, but if your willing to customize the case, it should work.
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Treasure Hunter
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Re: Transfering internals to another PS3 shell

Aug 24, 2012
It's better to repaint the PS3 shell than to transfer the internals. Different board revisions have different screw mountings and it may not fit.
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Re: Transfering internals to another PS3 shell

Aug 24, 2012
You can certainly try it, it might work. The only issue is that the 20GB has 4 USB ports and the Gun Metal PS3 only has 2 USB ports...
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Aug 24, 2012

good point.

 

op, ever use a dremmel.  if not, don't bother.  if so, measure twice, cut once.

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