undertook the painful process of modifying his PS3 in order to provide it with a rear USB mod for use with the Playstation Eye.
After searching high and low for instructions, he decided to just go ahead and perform the mod himself as shown in the video below.
To quote: I modified my PS3 to have a rear USB port for my Playstation EYE. I looked all over the web for instructions on how to do this but couldn't find anything. So I just did it myself.
Here are the results:
1. It works.
2. As long as you don't plug anything into the front USB port you've "borrowed" for the rear port, everything is fine.
3. If you plug something into the "borrowed" port, both peripherals stop working and you'll need to restart the PS3.
4. This setup cannot act like a true USB hub as it's just a pass-thru for one of the front ports.
Since this setup is not optimal and I'd like at least 2 USB ports on the back of my PS3, I'm currently working on a new mod that will allow a true hub on the back eliminating the aforementioned limitations.