wow.. is the optical drive totally dead or will it read one format (ie CD/DVD) but not the other (BD)? Because you're the first person out of dozens with a broken drive to get anything other than dead rising 2 to work!!
One of my ps3 has this problem, it will read dvd videos but not a single game. I haven't tried ye blu-ray video only dvd...
i too have 2 broke ps3's one with a drive board problem and one with a melted bga chip (i think i found the problem lol). this would be great if asbestos let us see lvl1 or use security spu to allow unpaired drives?
sooo, any way to run anything on ps3 with busted drive? i would really love to start contributing but i cant even get ftp to work and from what i have read i need ftp running to do any kind of dumps.. please someone correct me if i'm wrong? i really want to get into this stuff and am no noob when it comes to computers and electronics in general, not a wiz by any means but do know my way around. well keep us posted and any words of wisdom would be great, thanks
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I was another victim of an ebay offense and was sold a ps3 with a mismatch bd drive stills works but does notta (black screen)been doin my home work for over a year and im proud to see how close we have come but i am still stuck with my problem. if you really wanna help take your disc drive out then run tests and see what its really like to be less fortunate .
i too have a broken blu ray drive 40gb phat ps3 running fw 3.15, bd makes a clicking sound when a disk is entered, think its a faulty laser.
I have a teensy clone with a atmega32u2 chip which works with either the avrkey atmega32u2 16mhz or the teensy at90usb192 16mhz hex files for fw 3.15, i can install pkg files with no problems.
i cant run games from any backup manager unless i select direct boot in which three games out four i tried work, the fourth asks to update to fw 3.30
None of the games work if i mount them then run via app_home\ps3game, however, the one needing an update gets to this stage ie it asks to update which obviously i decline
i have tried the newest pl3 payload which gets me a little further with the fourth game in direct boot mode but then it throws out an error stating there is too little hdd space, in fact there was 10gb when it asked for 500 odd mb
are there any users out there with broken bd drives running fw 3.15 able to run anything requiring 3.30 or 3.41+?
and if your bd drive won't accept a disk, meaning you cant even insert it, go ahead and take it apart and spin the gears so it's in the game loaded position and it will now load homebrew well it did on this one dead ps3.