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I'm trying to remarry my drive board. I bought a ps3 on craigslist that was missing the drive controller board, the light sensor for the disk and the magnetic top that holds the cd down once inserted. So I bought another board on ebay and now the drive constantly thinks there should be a disk in it. When I turn on the ps3 the drive checks for a game for about 5 seconds then stops. I'm trying to put the system in service mode using a sony psp 2001 with 5.50 gen d3 custom firmware and using the jig software on it. I run the program on the psp and then turn on the switch on my ps3 and press the power then eject button quickly.
The psp says: requesting jig challenge..
challanged recieved 00 01 ff ff 2e 02 01 53 52 6b....
sending response: 00 00 ff 00 2e 02 02 aa aa 48
sent response: 00 00 ff 00 2e 02 02 aa aa 48
Which to me looks like it is working but the ps3 boots up normally and doesn't turn off like it is suppose to. It never enters service mode.
I've also tried with only the controller board only but still won't go to service mode.
My question is do you need a working board to get into service mode or is the psp just not working and I need to wait for my ps3break to get here.
Thanks for the help
Anyone have a clue
Thanks this makes me feel better that it is not just me. I'll start replying in the post you made.
Originally Posted by Mark Webber
Because people said that you need to exit service mode after downgrade and configure settings (language...etc) and come back in service mode.
I'm going to try without leaving service mode.
thaught this clip may be usefull contains all ps3 models and drives that go with that mode>>
Has anybody tried this on a PS3 slim and was successful?
All models from CECHA to CECHG are 256MB NAND, and use the PATA interface. Everything after that is 16MB NOR, and (I believe) use SATA interface. Indeed, it is not possible to do what Mark Webber suggested. I was scratching my head when I read his post, but figured maybe he knows something I don't?
Originally Posted by bigdaddie
So you need to buy one of the USB service dongles to make this work? The normal "hold power button" service mode wont work? or was that only added in OFW 2.5?