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No Bluray means no software
No Bluray means no software –
40 gig PS3 CECHG01 with no bluray drive and cut ribbon cable.
PS3 was in a 3.01 update loop because theres no Bluray drive.
The 3.41 CFW BDB installed through Recovery mode. None of the emulators loaded, they just went to black screen.
There seemed to be more compiled emulators for 3.55 so the system was updated to CFW BDB KMEAW 3.55 through Factory mode via PSFreedom. Yes I went through the whole process of OFW update, then CFW. Currently, thats where the system is but no software will load, always a black screen. The latest multiman with BDEMU, the latest Gaia, any emulator, Lv2Diag - all specifically for 3.55 KMEAW - always a black screen.
I have read and read and read thread after thread after thread, and the nut of it all is basically without a bluray attached nothing will work. A broken bluray is better than no bluray.
I tried making a custom BDB 3.66 using Warren's guide (bluray-drive-bypass firmwares and some unbrick explanations) but it doesn't compile correctly. I figure if no signed or unsigned code will work, I want to update to the latest OFW so that at least it's a NETFLIX box.
Is this PS3 completely useless and dead?
Is there another 3.55 CFW that others have had luck with?
Can a BDB OFW 3.66 be created?
What you should do is save up and buy a BD drive from ebay or something. There is a method to marry drives to ps3s out now so that would probly be your best bet. Here is a link to a fast ebay search and you could probly peice one together without the laser for around $60. ps3 disc drive | eBay
After you get that working then you can save up and get you a new laser. Good luck.
Isn't that method only for launch ps3 consoles with 256mb nand? Or was there an update?
Originally Posted by barnhilltrckn
I'm done spending money on this particular PS3, as I already have a replacement CECHA.
I was really hoping to make it either a CFW emulation box or OFW Netflix box.
If there's no available firmware/software options, this system can be donated to any developers out there that want to pay the shipping costs.
its your drive and your logic board(GAMES/HOMEBREW SOFTWARE can run on your ps3 without your BRD providing your logic board is working)
PS3 has this LOGIC BOARD+BRD
Put it this way
Broken Logic Board = No games/Homebrew
Broken Blu ray Drive = Homebrew/Games will run providing it runs on diskless mode or a pkg style installation
Last edited by quincyarc; 06-30-2011 at 09:06 PM.
Reason: elaborating on the topic
Honestly i havent looked into it because i have never needed to do it. But that still wouldnt matter for him because he has a CECHG01 which has a 256mb nand.
Originally Posted by wizdumb
@ ianmalcm where do you live at?? I would be very interested in the ps3 depending on where you live. Reason i say that is because of shipping costs. If you live in the US then i will take it off your hands because im looking for another ps3 so i can do some testing with a nand flasher and i really dont wanna take the chance of ruining my main ps3, I just dont have the money to replace it. I got a wife, and 2 little ones to take care of so thats an obvious priority.
Just pm me and maybe we can work something out. Thanks.