Are you able to swap the lid from one PS3 to that one? Just to give you usb. I also thought you can upgrade from a CD, because not everyone had usb flash drives or the Internet, so you could download it to your PC, write it to CD and install it that way. Thats if your bdvd works. Sorry i may be wrong.
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but how would that help me with the usb ports? i did take off the lid, the power supply, the BD drive, the wifi/bluetooth, the card reader and got right into the motherboard frame where the usb ports are at( there are two sets of two ports) that damn farthest one closest to the BD drive is the one thats busted. damn, all this trouble to go thru just so SONY programed the software to recognize that USB0!
dave, i don't know about using a cd to downgrade.and then there is the question about getting it out of service mode. i think you need that USB0 port as well. what do know about the downgrading via cd?
I think you can upgraded with CD-RW, by just putting PS3UPDAT.PUP in a folder called update then put that into a folder called PS3 on the CD same as you do with usb. and then Go to System Update and choose removable media like you know, but i don't know if you can still do the same in service mode, sorry
Also something i just found: On a CD or flashdrive/memorycard you have create a ps3 folder in the root of your drive.
Then in the PS3 folder create another folder called update.
Copy the following update file within this folder then put the CD or whatever external device you have into it.
Follow Directions on the screen, and good luck!
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