Anyway there was a CDI up for auction that had decent shipping and most of all a control pad which seem to be pretty hard to come by. I won the auction and it arrived a few days ago. Unfortunately the CD drive was screwed. I think the seller leaving a game in the drive when he shipped it might have been the culprit and not because he wanted to screw me over. It won't read any games or CD's. The seller offered me a refund but by ebay policy I'm not due the shipping cost and also must ship the item back at my own expense. If I went this way I would have pretty much wasted 80 euros on nothing.
|If only you worked :(|
It's not all bad though, apparently replacing the CD drive on the model of CDI I had is quite an easy process so I decided to repair the machine myself. I ordered a new laser unit and surprisingly the threat of bad feedback got me the price of the replacement part back from the seller. I just hope that the repair job works out since it will be the first time I've used a soldering iron and performed a console mod!