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Guide: Recovering Blu-ray Playback on 256MB FAT PS3 Consoles


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170w ago - Following up on his Guide to Remarry PS3 Blu-ray Drives to other consoles, today PlayStation 3 developer Mark Webber has shared another on how to recover Blu-ray drive playback on 256MB FAT PS3 consoles.

To quote: Ok, so finally....

How To Recover BD Playback On 256meg Fats

  • You will need to QA flag your PS3
  • IF you are on 3.55: Using the special 3.55 downgrade PUP by Jaicrab, then down again to 3.15 or 3.41 using stock PUP files
  • Follow this guide to QA flag your PS3

By ps3nemesis: (EASY QA FLAG INSTALL)

NOTE BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT THIS OR ANY MOD TO PS3 FILE STRUCTURE PLEASE BACK-UP YOR dev_flash 2 FOLDER AND THE WHOLE OF dev_hdd0/home AS THIS IS WHERE YOUR PSN / DLC/ PSONE LICENCES ARE KEPT. ALSO MAKE AN EXTRA BACK-UP OF dev_hdd0/home/act.dat .

PLEASE ALSO BE AWARE THAT SOME PEOPLE ARE STATING THAT THE TROPHY SYSTEM GETS MESSED UP !!! FOOLS RUSH IN...

Note: Only works on Otheros++ 3.55 or 3.41 CFW at the moment, so you'll have to reflash to it, then go back to your cfw's (i.e 3.55 CFW > Otheros++ > QA Flag > 3.55 CFW )

Requirements / Installation Instructions:

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  • Rename it to PS3UPDAT.PUP
  • Install the firmware
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  • Install the qa_flag.pkg
  • Then run the qa_flag program
  • If you hear a beep, it worked.
  • Restart ps3
  • Go to network settings (Do not enter it) and hit or hold L1+L2+L3+R1+R2+down on the dpad
  • QA auto flagging is now done
  • Turn on the 'system update debug' in the debug settings
  • Play a BD disc with the highest MKB version you can get..Latest release from Blockbuster or whatever.

Note: It may start to play and then you get no video output to the tv. This happened a few times to me. Just power off, accept the "naughty boy" messgage from Sony and try again until it plays.

If it keeps doing this, you need to change to AV or component leads since your TV seems to not be 100% HDMI/BD compliant. I have tested this on several (at least 5) PS3's with 100% success rate.




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#76 - caesar6902 - 6w ago
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I have a ps3 on 3.55 cfw and when I try and run the service mode .pkg all i get is a black screen... I am trying to get into service mode so I can remarry a blu ray drive... Any suggestions or tips?

#75 - wa7ly - 6w ago
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where do you get these remarry files?

#74 - windrider42 - 14w ago
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Read though posts on pages 6 and 7

Try some of the things posted.

#73 - madmannerism - 14w ago
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I'm still having problems. I'm using a blu ray after I get "NG" or before but the movie never shows up in xmb on factory. Also I can't open packages (black screen) and can't change firmware from downgrader 3.55.

#72 - MrPeel - 62w ago
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Steps 2 and 3 build the same USB? Also, exactly how do I do step 3? Must be in noob form.

 

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