This is a refurbished drive for PS3, fully working with laser.
Before buying please check which Laser is in your PS3. If you know that in your PS3 is the Laser KES400AAA, then you are quite right with this drive. If you are not sure, please check before buying. KES400AAA Lasers are inside the 60GB Version and the early 40GB Version. If you are not sure you have to open your PS3 and check the laser. On the side of the Laser is written the KES400AAA and also in the metal frame you can read the product code.
If you have the newer PS3 Version (newer 40GB or 80GB) then there is nothing written on the laser, but on the metal frame you can read KEM-410ACA. In this case please buy our other drive for KEM410ACA Laser which we offer as well.
Please note that in most cases you don´t need to exchange the whole drive, mostly just the laser needs to be exchanged. The drive you should only change if your drive is mechanical damaged. But you cannot just exchange the drive. On the drive board there is an IC called "SPANSION CHIP". This chip keeps a special code which is only valid for the PS3 in which it was build in the first time. So you need to exchange the whole drive board, or if this is damaged exchange the SPANSION CHIP (good soldering skills are needed).