PS2 Backups Playable - SwapMagic 3.6 works on fw 1.10!
First take the torx bolt out slide the face plate off and remove few phillips screws. Take the metal cover off the top of the bd drive. Then remove the top plastic cover and unplug the sensor. Secure it down with a couple screws. Then cut a circle (with a plastic cutting saw bit) on the top cover. Your face plate now slides back over to allow swapping and still keeping the PS3 looking clean.
Boot the PS2 DVD and wait for it to load. Now hold the PS button and quit the game. Slide your cover back and push down on the disk secure magnet. It will stop the laser, but not the spinning. swap disks and press circle(jp) X to boot your backup.
Tested with 1.10 firmware, swap magic confirmed unplayable with 1.31, but this exploit is unconfirmed with that version of firmware. Swapmagic is only needed for PAL conversion and CD backups.
Just a thought... perhaps the same method could be used for PSX/PS1 back-ups on the PS3 using the original (pressed) Breaker Pro disc. If anyone tries this, feel free to let us know! Also, if PS2 back-ups run then perhaps utilities like PS2 Link will now allow us to do some BiOS/NVM/etc dumps unless the network drivers pose an issue still.
Well with BDs your are exceeding the size of the swapmagic disc by quite a bit and this is mainly why this could be happening, now if SM came out with a SM BD disc that might work, but then it comes back to modifying your ps3 or some sort of fliptop might have to be made by some company which might never happen.
lol, I have to thank PS3News for mentioning my name on the main page post. Every other other site stole the news and claimed it as their find.
yeah, I wouldn't recommend doing this to your PS3. Even more so if you have no experience building computers or tinkering with electronics. The plastic in the BD drive is fragile and if the cogs fall out the drive turn on.
I did this because I bought a Japanese PS3. UPS broke it during shipping and Sony wouldn't warranty it. So I opened it, got it working, then decided I buy Swapmagic and see if it ran.