Hello, a friend of mine has an 80gb PS3 (cechk01) and a while back it started getting an error code 80010201. PS3 takes much longer to boot up and when it does, an error is displayed (Connection error 80010201).
Basically, if you connect to the internet via an Ethernet cable, ps3 does not recognize it and if you try to connect via wireless it will always say "Access point was not detected" no matter how you do it manually or automatically. Also controllers do not connect properly, only work over usb and take like 5 minutes to sync over bluetooth.
Doing some research online, we found out that there is a small board inside the ps3 that is responsible for those functions called UWB-001 (USB/Wifi/Bluetooth). We tried to reconnect the ribbon cables on it but it did not fix the issue even though it worked for some other people with the same error code.
I went on ebay and ordered the same board, we installed it but still get the same error. I am not sure what to try here, we are trying to avoid paying the 150$ repair fee since warranty is long gone and any help is appreciated.