on 14-12-2010 09:19 AM
So back in december 2007 i bought a new sony tv and received a PS3 40gb console by redemption. Although sony didnt realise how many people would redeem and ran out of PS3's, or so i was told. I took 5 months before i finally saw the PS3. Anyway, the thing YLOD last week and i decided to have a go at fixing it myself, doing it right now, just waiting for it to cool off. I was watching a guide on youtube and the thing looked completly different to the one he was doing, turns out that was a 60GB, so i opened the 40GB video, but it was still different. Opened the 80GB video and there it was. So it turns out Sony just grabbed a bunch of 80GB consoles and whacked 40GB HD's in em to give away. Nothing major (i dont think) but thought id post it up and see if this has happened before.
Thanks for reading
on 14-12-2010 10:41 PM
Just to let you know, the 80GB and 40GB PS3s are exactly the same except for the HDD size. The reason the 60GB inside looks slightly different is because it is completely different to any other PS3. 60GB have backwards compatibility to allow playing PS2 games, they also have 4 USB ports instead of 2.
Long story short, you didn't receive the wrong console with a different HDD, they are exactly the same except for the HDD size. I hope this helps
on 15-12-2010 06:54 AM - last edited on 16-12-2010 07:59 AM by Toots4You
removed links to opening console - Toots
on 15-12-2010 09:06 AM
Also on the 40gig the hard drive comes out by sliding towards the front of the unit and then sliding out and the drive is oriented towards the front. On the 80gig the hard drive slides striaght out and is oriented towards the side.
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