My ps3 (cech 2001a) stopped reading games and disks in general. I bought a replacement and replaced it. The dealer sent a note explaining that the drive would need to be 'flashed' with the console's security key to work. Or, the easier way would be to swap the old board into the new drive. I swapped them and the drive didn't work. Swapped the new drive back and it accepts and spins but does not display that there's a disk. Anyone know how to flash this drive?
When I received my new drive there was a sheet that said you could keep the old boards but you have to 'flash' them with the ps3's digital information. Currently trying to figure out how.....