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buying broken ps3's –
Hi, I was wondering if the newer psgroove exploits, which I understand work without any disc in the drive, would work with a ps3 with a broken disc drive. Do I understand correctly? Also, does anybody know of a way/place to repair broken drives?
It works, but not every game will.. Some still need a disk which limits what you can play.
For the price you can get them for (with a busted BR drive) it's worth it, but you gotta download games you own, since you can't rip it yourself. There are some games I've tried that are apparently fine without a disk, but when I tried them I get a blackscreen.
The best deal to get is one with a dead laser, since you can get replacements off Ebay but their quality varies.
dont the fw updates check for a working br drive though ,so if the drive is is broke does that mean that you wont be able to change the fw till we have a cfw that doesnt check it ,i know someone has 1(cfw/mfw) but it doesnt have many features and i think its 3.55 so not jb able
or will it still allow fw updates if the laser is broke ,but the br drives motherboard is still good,
about replacing ,im not sure if its like the 360 where the drive is married to the system and you have to backup somethng in the drives motheboards nand and flash it to the new drive ,guess if its just the laser thats not a problem where as you could just replace the laser assy and keep the same motherboard,or if you dont want to mess with replacing sensitive laers you could just do what i want to do with my wii take out the old drive remove the motherboard from the br drive ,get a new drive remove the motherboard from that 1 then put the motherboard from the broken drive on the working 1 and put it back in,i thinks its easier than taking out the broken laser and putting in a new 1 ,definitelt seems that way for the wii dvd but im not sure about the ps3 br drive though,my guess is that it would be,plus i think we will have new cfw soon that will be able to boot any game from hdd w/o any optical game disc