Cobra ode –
For starters I would like to think cobra for allowing me to test their new product. I will have to say that they have been in contact with me for a while after I sent a request to test the product. I received it in a bubble wrap envelope and it was damaged during shipping, so it took me some time to find out what is wrong with it and fix it. It all came down to the main board was bent a little and damaged a trace in the board. After I had fixed it I was ready to start testing.
The first ps3 that I did try it on was a model # cech2501a that could be downgraded to 3.40. The install wasn’t hard to do, just remove four resistors and then use the board supplied.
Then I had to connect the ribbon cable that came with the unit and finished by putting the ps3 back together. I went against what the install guide said on where to put the ribbon at when putting the ps3 back together. I figured this way worked better for me.
I then finished putting the ps3 back together into it ended up looking this.
I was ready to start testing. I formatted the external hard drive to fat32 and converted a game to iso with the Gen****** program that can be download from their website. I also had to create folders on the External hard drive one called: COBRA and inside of that the cobra.db and the manager.iso files went into. Also another folder called PS3_GAMES and inside of that is where your iso converted games went into.
The cobra worked great on that ps3 and really didn’t want to stop there. I went ahead and installed it in a cech2001a, cech4000 model, cech3001 model and a launch model cech01a. The same above it all worked out great. However there was something that I did run into and that is on the cech2001a I used the stock ribbon cable that came with the ps3 and used it for the cable that went from the drive to the cobra and the ps3 wouldn’t get power at all. So I took that stock one out and used a cable that they sent with the unit and it worked great. I also have had problems with updating some games and then that don’t work on the cobra, on a side note about that cobra has released an update and has fixed this. I have been playing on line and no ban as of yet.
Some of the pros:
Some models no soldering, other models little soldering is needed.
Stay on ofw.
Easy way to convert files from old folder format to iso with the program they supply.
Some of the cons:
Have to take apart the ps3 on some models to solder.
Do have to take the time to convert all your games to iso
The restarting when switching from emu mode to normal mode, also when loading a backup. Some of this is fixed in a new update that they released
Overall this is a great unit, the unit does cost a lot but worth it in the end. I will do some more testing with it and then post up more as I find out the new updates work with this unit.
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