115w 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 )
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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Thanks for this tidbit of information! I've got another drive on its way and will have to try this when it arrives! I had a bad laser so they are replacing it for me and will then try the process again.
this remarries the drive to the console - it does NOT create the drl files (files required to play blu ray movies) so if your drl files are different then you get that error and there is no direct fix for it unless you know the blu ray movies played in the drive. (drl gen can make drl files if you know the details about what discs have been played by the drive however if you are like me and don't have this information then your stuffed.)
theres a pkg tool for devs that will only run on jfw 3.56 ma that can get the information from the drive about which discs it has run however i don't fancy being locked to 3.56 forever so i, like most others, am going to have to live without bluray playback for a while longer.
1. Put the console in service/factory mode (I use ps3key for that) and turn off the console.
2. Put the USB Mass Storage with the files that are inside the file "remarry-3.55.rar" and the pup (official firmware
With the PS3 still in Factory Service Mode, you want to have your thumb drive in port 0. Turn off the PS3, switch the off switch then back on, then press Power and Eject quickly. This will run the Remarry process. The disc drive light should flash in a series three times then stop. After this, your drive will be remarried.