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BR Controller/MOBO and Bricked, Story to tell, possible solution, need advice
BR Controller/MOBO and Bricked, Story to tell, possible solution, need advice –
Ok this is a semi long story, but i need answers from people who know for sure, so please help.
Console A 40 gig fat - Got in an updating loop cause of no BR Drive, turned it off, now there is no menu, just a black screen, turns on for about 15-25 secs then turns off. I can get into the recovery menu, tried everything, most errors to do with not being able to access the hard disk, even tried updating firmwear. Says need 3.15 or higher, tried both, just continues with the HDD serious error code.
Console B 60gig fat - completely unrepairable, thought id take the BR drive out and put it into console A to solve the looping issue ifi can ever get it out of possible bricked status. Found out the controller card needs to be married to the MoBo. SO that plan got shot
My question... I realise the controller cards are married to the mobo they came with. So my solution idea, please advise. If i put the Blue ray and card from console B into console A and if i also remove the 48 pin and if needed the 8 pin? flash chips from console B's mobo and put them onto the Mobo of console A, will this make the Blu ray drive compatible and married and also seeing as the 48 pin hasfirmwear for the 60gig on it will this also bypass my bricked problem with console A as it will be getting console B's firmwear flash chip etc.
Anyways, hope to hear it will work, but please let me know.
Do the BR drive boards have the same model # on them? I think there is a possible chance that there is a different type of laser on some of the backwards compatible models with two lenses as opposed to one, in which case I don't think that will work. If they are the same type of laser (kes-400aaa/kem-400aaa) then you would only have to put the bga nand chip from A logic board onto b logic board (if you have the board but not the drive) or if you are extrememly lucky (and if the ebay seller I spoke to was telling the truth) and the board version is the exact same as the original (1 in 4 possible versions) you may not need to do anything but update to latest firmware. I don't know beyond the drive size if there are differences to mobo between 40 and 60 gb variety, but there is a list of hardware differences which might provide a clue here:
PlayStation 3 Secrets
Just thinking out loud here, but...
Interesting it mentions that there are only a limited # of serials to the mobos... yet they seem to be missing that there are 4 separate versions of the bmd-001 BR daughterboard. I am thinking that maybe it is possible that there are certain groups paired rather than individual boards after all. This is lending creedence to the claim of the ebay seller that matching the original br version of the bmd-001 board will result in having a matched married pair already (but I wonder what happens if a matched pair has differnet version of firmware? is this possible to update both if one is mismatched version of firmware but is still a valid married board type? )
If you replace the dodgey BR drive with a new one (new logic board too) then it should finish updating (except afterwards it'll need to be paired for games to work). Your idea to swap chips would work, but is very laborious..
I'd format your HDD in a PC and go to recovery mode, select system update, make sure to use 3.15 or whatever FW you were on beforehand and try update with the new drive in place. Once it finishes, try this to re-marry the drive to the mobo http://psx-scene.com/forums/f6/final...onsoles-83352/ (Finally Remarry BD Drives To Other Consoles). You'll need a jailbreak dongle (or a suitable phone/iPod) to do this.
oralphie: Will this allow chuck norris to play backups??? PLZ HELP!!!
Yeah have switched HDD with 2 others, same problem. So i doubt its a HDD issue. Think i might just try actually switching the 256mb Nand chips, think i might just hot air gun it off and on, prob be easier than soldering.
as long as the bluray control card WORKS, the firmware will finish, just like Mistawes said. what is the model number of your 40gb? it would either be cechg or cechh. they are both 40gb fatties, but one has a dual laser and the other has a single laser - with different control boards. the control board you need has to be the same kind it replaces. again, all you need to successfully do the firmware update is a WORKING control board. it does NOT need to be married to it to complete the update, only to READ bluray discs
OK the control board i have is the one that matches and came with the BR drive, which came out of the 60gig. The 40gig is a CECHG02. So would they match?
Will it complete an update properly if i can get it unbricked?
yeah, it should work... might want to verify the cechg is a SINGLE laser bluray... just take off the top cover and you can see the laser easily. i'm not sure if the outer case has markings to differentiate a kem400 vs kem410 (dual laser). if anything, either it'll work or it wont!
Originally Posted by Ateo