First off let me say thanks to anyone that even reads this. I'm going blind staying up all night reading how to get my ps3 running and if I have to make another 100 trips from the tv to the pc i'll kill myself. Here is where it all starts. I got a ps3 with a busted blue ray drive with 3.55 ofw and figured i was ready to get my homebrew on. WRONG! I updated to cfw just fine but found out you need a working BD drive to run any homebrew. I get BSOD on everything right now. I took apart the ps3 to find out that someone has been in it before. I replaced what I guessed was a dead laser but it still won't run cfw. Now i believe the previous owner replaced the entire drive with controller board and all. The drive spins up and will change from blue ray to red if I put in a dvd, it just won't run anything. The system won't even show it's looking for the disc. All this makes me think I have the wrong controller board and need to remarry it. this is where my brain turns to mush. I can't for the life of me figure out how to remarry the drive. I have looked over tons of posts. some say to need to downgrade, some say you don't (i'm on rebug 3.55.2). I looked forever and I think I have the remarry files but I don't know how to downgrade. I also don't have a dongle. I'm not a total noob but all the posts I read look like i'm getting in after someone has started the remarry and has problems and gets it fixed, not a fresh start from a 3.55 cfw. I will buy what ever dongle ect i need and I have 3 working drives to try but for the life of me I can't get this to work. Thanks for anyone that can help me and i'm sorry to everyone who flames the hell out of me for asking something stupid.