The above video goes away if you are a member and logged in, so log in now!
ASSISTANCE PLEASE!!! Have I been screwed?!?
ASSISTANCE PLEASE!!! Have I been screwed?!? –
Last week I bought a 2nd hand phat ps3 40GB with multiman and cfw installed from fleebay. Which turned up over the weekend. I was playing about with it all day yesterday as there were a few problems with it with settings not on correctly and screws not in the hdd so when I first switched the console on it wouldnt work as the hdd had come loose during transport. Managed to get it up and running in the end (sort of) as it was on for 5-6 hours and finally got a backup working on multman after a little test play the blue light was constantly on and the red light started blinking it didnt switch of or anything like that I have spoken to the guy I bought it from and he has said just use ps3ita fan control app to get it the fan to kick in as its running slightly hot 58-60C. Is this an overheating problem as the fans didnt seem to be doing much? Secondly f it is heatng is this the best app to use? If so what settngs do you need to have it at as it doesnt appear to do much? or is best to buy an external fan or something? I have read that this can lead to ylod so I am trying to get accurate feedback of what best to do iif anything or am I doomed with wasting my money?
Thought I would mention it he installed assassins creed 1-2 brotherhood and revelations and midnight club but by the time I got it none of them seemed to work correctly. Whilst none of them had any sound (I have fixed this) they either boot to a blank screen and hang or boot to a glitchy tutorial section and crash or load half way up and then come up with disc is dirty message. I tried changing the options but still not working so I tried a backng up of twsted metal which backed up ok (but took hours) and ran it the first time it was glitchy and crashed then I restarted and tried again and it seemed to work, so I tried backing up fear which didnt take long at all and it ran first time appears to have no problems, however it was 12 at night so i didnt spend long testing it as i had work this morning. Is thiis normal? I have sort of red this could be assosiiated to heating issues. the bloke I got it from said he tested all the backups and they worked ok apparantly.
Granted I am a complete noob on ps3 multiman etc so please bare with me!
The person I bought it from buys the ps3 and does the install himself.
Hello welcome to the scene, Yes the Phat ps3's have an overheating issue and i think that ps3ita fan control is the only one out there. The issue your having with the backups sounds like the HDD may be going bad, good thing is you can replace your HDD with just about any laptop SATA HDD. I use Rebug and haven't used PS3ita so sorry i can help with that. The Backup time your having will vary, Twisted metal is huge so it will take awhile, Black screens your getting is usually from wrong boot settings in Mutliman - try internal, external, With BD or Without. You should be able to run just about all the games out there either with patched eboot or straight up. I hope this helps alittle
EDIT damn you beat me!!
Well considering you said the hard drive was flopping around when you got the console, if you have a spare i'd start there. Hard drives are sensitive and since the game is being read from the internal hd (assuming, didn't mention external), it could be you hard drive taking a crap on you. it could be an overheating issue, since the guy pretty much admitted to needing to use the fan control. My cfw ps3 runs just like a normal ofw ps3 with benefits. When it plays games, they have sound, not choppy ect. Yes that is the best app to use, maybe get the new version? What CFW are you on? more details the better!
while in multimqn pres square on the game,that would be the game settins, twisted metal is like 20 gigs so ya it will take a while. i know from personal experience. as for the overheating problem replace the paste or do what i did(mine was new though) google ps3 ez chill. its a manual switch for the fans.(very noob friendly!! not saying you are)
not familiar with psITA but there was a fan utility for rogero as well, plus i think psita has there own back up manager too
Do not use an external fan as it is a total waste of cash. Also make sure you have a PS3 game in the blu-ray drive for near 100% compatibility. Discless loading is nice but not near as good as using a disc and no it will not wear out your laser as it only uses it for a second then it spins down and not used anymore. And I suggest Control Fan Utility as it will permanently set your fan speed instead of having to do this every single time you boot your system. Honestly the system sounds like it has had YLOD before with missing screws and such. To make matters worse it sounds like some moron had your deck prior to you buying it, I myself would send it back and request a full refund before you wind up with a nice big paperweight.
PS3 CECH-2501A [CFW] & CECH-3001 [OFW]/ PS2 SCPH-3901 & SCPH-7501/ PS1 SCPH-5501
Mod Cobra 4.46 v7.00 w/ E3 Flasher [CFW] & Cobra ODE 4.50 [OFW]/ Mod HDD-OSD [Phat] & Modbo 4.0 [Slim]/ Mod MM3
HDD 1tb [CFW] & 640gb [OFW]/ HDD 640gb & OPL v0.92 w/ 1.5tb SMB
well on the loadup the rogero screen says rogero cfw 4.41 v1.00 but there is a spoofer which says version spoofer 4.46.
thanks for all the assistance a progress update is I have backed up fear 1 which is running fine so far. I think the files have been corrupted as there are no screws in the hdd it keeps doing the same thing when I switch it on for 3-4 hours its ok then switch of and leave it till the next day and then switch it back on it doesn't boot up. I think with the heat or something its expanding or moving the hdd and then cooling out of place slightly I have to mess around trying to flip the drive out and back in again to get it working.