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 KES410ACA or 410CCA, then you are quite right with this drive. If you are not sure, please check before buying. KES410ACA Lasers are inside the 80GB Version and the newer 40GB Versions. If you are not sure you have to open your PS3 and check the laser. On the metal shelf of the laser should be written the product code KEM410ACA or KEM410CCA. If you see this, then this offered drive is correct for you. Otherwise you might need the drive for KEM400AAA, which we offer in our shop 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).