63w ago - Following up on their previous 3.55 release, today the anonymous PlayStation 3 developers have shared details on remarrying PS3 Blu-ray drives on Firmware 3.15 and 3.50 without the need for downgrading the consoles.
4. Put the service mode JIG/dongle/PSGrade into port 0 (closest to the reader) and get into factory service mode.
5. Put the created USB Mass Storage device from step 3 into port 0 (closest to the reader) and run.
Drive Init Executing means it is starting the remarry process
Drive Init Failed with big pink letters 'NG' (No Good!) means the process failed. Most likely solved by fixing the communication issue with the drive.
6. After you run the initial remarry process, do not take it out of factory service mode.
7. Put a BD movie disc in and run it on the PS3. (This restores your DRL files!)
8. Then you can take it out of factory service mode.
9. Launch as normal.
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I ran the remarry package and my bluray drive still don't work. The owner before changed it completely out. even the board so the chip was replaced to. Is there a way to get this ps3 working with a new bluray drive at this point? please help. can some one flash the bios to accept the new drive?
PLEASE HELP!! How do you fix the communication to the drive? I got the "NG". so how can i fix it to connect? please give detailed help.
I enter Factory Service Mode by installing the FactoryServiceMode v0.2 tool (pkg file) from xmb. Then i start the remarry process from USB pendrive. It shows on screen "Drive Init Executing" and numbers, and the PS3 shutdown with no message, it simple shutdown. Then i enter FactoryServiceMode, but can't see any bluray icon, and that is my main problem, because with out it i can't play homebrews.
I'm i doing things right? At some point of the tutorial it's says Put a BD movie disc in and run it on the PS3. (This restores your DRL files!) , but i don't have any bluray movie disk.
Is this really necessary? I just want the bluray icon on the xmb, i don't want to watch bluray movies on the PS3.
If anyone is having problems with the remarry process as I did this is how I was able to remarry 2 different machines with completely new drives and boards. One is a CECHA01 and the other is a CECHL01. One on 3.50 and one on 3.55
Followed this guide which is a very good guide. Although I kept getting NG and starting over trying to find out what bad hardware I had.
Finally I figured I'd just finish the process regardless of drive-init fail.
1- I put units in FSM with my e3 card reader (started with main power switch off)
2- Built USB thumb drive as per the instructions
3- Drive Init reports NG (here I stuffed the disk in the drive and did not remove it for the rest of the process)
4- Powered off the unit (using on off button)
5- Powered on the unit (using on off button)
6- Let Blu-Ray play for a couple minutes (never saw a picture)
7- Powered off the unit (using on off button)
8- Took the unit out of FSM
9- Power on the unit (using on off button)
10- Grin ear to ear while watching Dark Of The Night.
As I read the guide NG means that the process failed. I don't understand why but I was able to marry 2 units nor do I care they work and I am very happy.
At last got my blu ray drive to play movies As i was on kmeaw 3.55 cfw i put it to factory service mode and tried every blu ray movie i had which is a lot lol till i found 1 that played after that every movie played that i had don't if this will work for you but worth a try.
Also updated to REBUG 4.21.1 REX EDITION through xmb system update and blu ray movies still play.