[Answered] First Gen PS3 MB Fact or Opinion help?
Okay I have an old large trusty 60gig that I love for its backwards compatible nature, plus I have had it forever! I got the good ol' YLOD and tried the whole heat gun approach.
While I had it apart I broke some super tiny prongs that were connected to a board that is where the power switch is and are too small to solder back on according to a computer store. When it was reassembled it won't turn on at all.
So I want to get a new motherboard but I am reading that the Blu player is not compatible with a board other than the one it was with originally, and that the controllers can be an issue as well. After everything I read please help clear some things up.
1. Is it worth it to find a new motherboard or just buy a slim
2. Where could I get a MB
3. Will my controllers work, do I have to set the system version back to a certain point?
4. Will my BR drive work with a new board?
5. Should I just sell this thing for parts and say goodbye? It has certain nostalgia to it so even if a new board is $150 I would do it if it will last a few more years.
Thank you in advance for the help!!
1. You could just get a launch model here http://www.ps3news.com/forums/ps3-marketplace/
2. Ebay and others do sell mobo, but hard to find new ones and good condition
3. Everything would work, but it would be the firmware of what the new motherboard would be. If it was on same firmware , you could just put your own hdd in.
4. as answered above by sykoNsc
5. You could sell it for parts, and do what I said in Number 1 answer.