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I have a PS3 80g. No warranty. Trying to repair myself. The disc drive wont take in discs. So I think I just need to replace the drive. But I need one that will be backwards compatible. I'm not sure how to find one. Or if there is a certain kind or modle I need for it to work with my 80g? Any ideas?

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  • erica_johnst Jun 15, 2009

    Thanks I will try that site! I have spent all day today taking the drive apart and putting it back together. I pulled out a paperclip my 1 yr old decided needed to be in there!! LOL I want to fix it for my bf for fathers day....

    But my problem has changed!! I got it working mechanicaly but now it just spits it back out doesnt even try to read it or regonize there is a disc in it!! If anyone knows a way to fix that it would be helpful!! I have a new drive on the way if I need it!

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Http://www.llamma.com/PS3/ this site should provide some of the information you need. however, for a PS3 to be back compatable, it has to have had a PS2 built into it. changing the drive may not give it back compatability.

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