I just acquired a fat ps3 with bad blue ray laser reader and an authentic ps3yes, was wondering if anybody could help me get started to back up my games to and internal/external hd. I would really appreciate getting pointed in the right direction. I am very familiar with the xbox jtag so I hope this will be fairly straight forward also. :chinscrat
If you use the PS3Yes with the latest firmware you should be able to play most games with out a disk in the drive. FTP the games over your internal network. Load up the backup manager and run it. I don't know how you would be able to rip the games though with out a working blu ray drive.