Does not read disk's
Found a PS3 online which does not read any disks. I was wondering before I take the jump and grab it. Does anyone know how easy this would be to fix? or possibly flashed to run a hard drive?
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First you need it to be on firmware 3.55 or lower. If it's not you will need a hardware flasher like e3 flasher or progskeet to downgrade it.
Second, you need at least the logic board from the blu ray drive working or you will not be able to run any homebrew.
At last, if it is on a higher firmware, you need to make sure the model is not too new. If it was on a firmware higher than 3.55 when it was from the factory, it will not be able to be downgraded.
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hello there i have been fixing these ps3 for some time and will do my best to help you. first of all the ps3
Originally Posted by hawk05eye
first thing to do is determine the version of ps3 that you have please see the link below which explains the diferances of the diferent models
have a little peek at three quarters of down the page entitled Blu-ray Lens what this explain to you on the bottom of the ps3 will have a code
for example using the chart you can establish that checa uses the single lens KEM-400AAA this will be very usefull on buying the correct second hand drive
(now there is a way you can remary any blueray drive to the machine but i wouldnt advise it as it seems head work and requires jailbreaking console)
so then where are we you have the correct blueray drive bought and delivered and your faulty blue ray ps3 delivered from the posty
when you open the ps3 up (if you need help plenty of utube videos)you will notice the disk drive has a cuircuit board which is conected to the drive.We need the board from the faulty drive .this board is called the daughter board the main ps3 board being the motherboard they will only work together
remove your good drives daughterboard and replace with your daughterboard from the faulty drive
pop him all back together and voila you have a good ps3 absolutely easy to do and takes about 10-15 mins ive got 4 machines using this method
now then with regards to the jailbreak is only avalable on ps3 with firmware 3.55 and below just ask person on ebay for system report from xmb
however with the ps3 jailbroke and ps3 ultimate firmware there is a way of playing disksless which has about 60% of the games working without any blue ray drive conected .ps3 ultimate avalable from sharehacks
hope this helps any questions pvt me will be glad to help
Last edited by zer0cool; 03-11-2012 at 11:30 AM.