I think that it's not that simple. By removing the optical drive, the console will cause the software to freeze up on the newer consoles (>v9) if certain functions related to the CD/DVD are called. I don't remember, but I think that sceCdInit() is one of them... which makes most software broken by you removing the CD/DVD drive.
Originally Posted by urmele
From what I remember, the OSD calls sceCdInit() with the NOCHECK option, so that's probably why it might still work.
Last edited by SP193; 10-15-2012 at 10:29 PM.
Reason: Fixed typo.
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