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PS3 CECHG04 (non-backwards compatible 40gb version) HDD games wont launch (BR drive not working either)
PS3 CECHG04 (non-backwards compatible 40gb version) HDD games wont launch (BR drive not working either) –
First of, hi all PSX-Scene members! Crazy dude from scandinavia here, been playing with PS consoles ever since Medal of Honor (1999)
I have PS1, PS2 and PS3 (In case my loyalty is under question).
My problems are as topic title says, but will now commence to describing in detail:
The BR drive stopped working (With GT5 CE disk still in it), it would not eject, the locking nub was jammed, so I opened up the PS3, took the drive apart and managed to get the disc out.
The BR drive wouldnt accept any disc and the eject function did not work either.
So I followed a bunch of guides to try and "reset" the mechanism (All those plastic gears and the lot) only to have two small gears fall out of the smallest gear infested plate part that sits under the metal cover for the blu ray drive, under the big black plastic plate with even more gears. (So thats how far I got with those fancy rep-hungry guides, dinged up my console even more! LOL)
So with that out of the picture (And tried contacting gfour here on the forum, as he had some CECHG04 parts for sale, but no answer from him/her at all)
I tried a HDD based game (Battlefield 1943) and that doesnt work either.
So I made a U.S account so I could get Medal of Honor (1999) and Medal of Honor Underground, since theyre comparatively small games and theyre the reason I got into PlayStation`s all together, but these games do not load either
In other words, my two problems are as topic title states, done searches on google and PSX-Scene to no avail, nothing fixes my problem.
Also done safe-mode startup and done EVERY available option there, still no go.
Will be going out and starting the air compressor now to try and blow the console internals clean, but at this stage, with all available options used up, I`m not going to get further without some tips & tricks from here
Thx for reading! Hopefully some kind soul(s) knows a good trick
after taking it apart did you hook the logic board back up.
Which firmware are you currently on? If 3.55 (most likely), then try to install noBD patched firmware, like Rogero's.
I hooked everything back exactly the way it was before dismantling it (With the wide power cable all the way in equally on both sides before I press the locking clip down)
Havent tried noBD firmware!
Firmware version is 4.21, and I have zero experience with firmware installation on PS3.
Thanks for replies anyway
well you got no chance of a cfw then unless you downgrade if the logic board is hooked up properly and your still getting problems your logic board could be faulty.
Roger, so how do I downgrade? As I said I have no experience with this. Between my last post and this one heres how far I got: Downloaded some Rogero v3.3 w/4.21 spoofer, and put the .pup file in FAT32 formatted USB stick with folders PS3/UPDATES but PS3 safe-mode updater doesnt find the pup file.
And thats pretty much all I know about ps3 firmware stuff right now hehe
Edit: On a second note, I tried renaming the pup file to PS3UPDAT(dot)pup and the PS3 now claims that the update data is corrupt.
On a third note, if you mean the ORIGINAL firmware that the PS3 was shipped with, according to internet sources it should be ver 1.90, but the newest firmware installed on my console ATM is 4.21
Last edited by ToreDL87; 08-10-2012 at 01:15 PM.
you will need progskeet as i dont think E3 flasher is compatible with your console and there is alot of soldering to be done with it so if your not comfortable with soldering you could look for someone that offers the service to do it for you either way there is no method to do it for free. its saying its corrupt or whatever because your firmware is higher than what you are trying to instal.
Roger, I think I know what ya`ll mean.
Originally Posted by badboyz80
Easiest thing would be to get a complete working br drive from somewhere and simply swap it out.
I know one guy on ebay that sells but it`s a bit too costly.. Bah, always trouble..
Just a thing to keep in mind, you can't just swap out a new drive into the ps3. Your current ps3 is "married" to the current blu-ray drive and logic board. Theres rare occasions when you can find a new blu-ray drive that will work with whatever drive you buy, but its not something you should consider an option. The only way to marry a new blu-ray drive/logic board to your ps3, involves being on custom firmware, so you'd have to install a Progskeet or E3 Flasher and downgrade either way. It may be worth trying to find an identical blu-ray drive, and taking pieces out of it to replace the broken pieces in yours, especially if its mostly plastic pieces. You can replace the blu-ray lens, and most of the plastic pieces and mechanical mechanisms, but you cannot just swap out the blu-ray drive or logic chip.
It may be worth finding someone who can fix it for you, so they can install a hardware flasher, downgrade your console, remove the flasher, replace the drive, use the BD remarry tools, than send the console back to you. You won't need the flasher after its downgraded (unless you want to downgrade in the future) and the flashers are $60+. Of course, the cost of a new blu-ray drive, and the labor for it and the soldering for the progskeet/e3 flasher may be not worth it. You can always try and sell your console on ebay as a console with a broken blu-ray drive, and use that money (and the money you saved from not getting yours repaired) to buy a new ps3. Of course, this could be a good opportunity to leave official firmware, and explore the world of having a 3.55 ps3 with custom firmware. If you get your console downgraded, and there is not damage to the logic board, you may be able to just keep it on 3.55, not replace the drive, and use the ps3 to play games via USB or internal hard drive. You won't be able to play online, you won't be able to play every new game, and you'll have to obtain your games via other sources (torrents, usenet, etc.) but its another option.
Good luck with whatever decision you make.