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Can someone tell me what hex to use with my x3 max to enter service mode on a fat a01 with 3.30 firmware.
REALLY? Do you mean the game or whatever won't show up on the XMB or shows up but won't play or what? i had assumed my A2 board was good and just didnt' show any life because my original A1 board was the marrried NAND and had weak laser as why it wouldn't load. Could this mean I don't actually have the pair? I did get a cd to recognize as being an audio cd, but it wouldn't play it - bave a data corrupt error message. Now I'm really confused and I can't tell if I've even eliminated any possible causes nymore - This is so frustrating with so much conflicting information out there...
Originally Posted by acebusa
So it seems the best way to do this is use another console as the remarrying donor in order to get access to Dev_flash (since you cannot on a console with wrong board etc..)
I am wondering if instead of using a 16mb one is it possible to use a 256mb as the donor console? I don't see how it would be a problem?
PS. To post above, if the console sees a audio CD then I think that means its the correct board but you Bluray laser is busted. Perhaps you have couple dud lasers.
If you have an unmarried board but working drive you will get:
Originally Posted by voxleo
Disc can be inserted/ejected
If a disc is inserted the disc icon will just spin
An audio cd will eventually be detected but not able to be played
Black screen when trying to launch anything from the XMB
Can upgrade/downgrade firmware (it only checks a board is attached, not that it is married up)
If you have a dead/dodgy board/cable/drive you will get:
No way to load/eject a disc
No way to downgrade without a bypass firmware
Black screen when trying to launch anything from the XMB
If you have a married board, but dead laser you will get:
The ability to play/install homebrew
Can play anything installed on the HDD providing it does not require a disc to be inserted (discless booting)
Can upgrade/downgrade as normal per the guides
This was covered before, but it was a fair way back so...
Originally Posted by PRiME2010
If you have a 256meg PS3 the process is:
DRL stored on console, HRL stored on drive
DRL & HRL are compared
Match - Movie plays
Do not match - Exits BD player and gives you a naughty boy message
If you have a 16meg PS3 (later fats and all slims)
The DRL is updated on the console if the drive sees a higher version.
The HRL on the drive is NEVER updated
The DRL & HRL are NEVER compared
Therefore the movie just plays
Moral of the story. If you own a 256meg fat and do not know the DRL-HRL matching set, your screwed.
If you take a new drive from another machine and put it into a 256meg PS3 you do know the DRL-HRL your still screwed. You need to change the DRL (PS3) to match the HRL (Drive) of the new drive, not use the one the PS3 already has.
IE: If you have a good system now, and the controller board dies, you need to swap the controller from another PS3 and remarry them.
You then need to know the DRL to match the HRL of the new drive, not the other way around.
There is a lot of confusion over the initial talk about "the highest DRL the PS3 has played" from when downgrading first started. It is infact the highest DRL needs to MATCH the highest HRL the drive has played.
When a downgrade is done, ALL PS3's reset the DRL to a version 1. It is just a case that 16meg units do not care about the match. Why it is like that only Sony engineers know since they are indeed breaking the BluRay security guidelines they themselves helped to create.
And what happens if you have a married board and no drive at all? Is it even possible to marry a driveboard (for example an ordered BMD-006 for a CECHK04) without a drive?
Originally Posted by Mark Webber
It can be done. The problem you will face (not always) is that a bare board can think a disc is inserted. When the remarry process starts it checks for a disc in the drive and tries to eject it. If there is no drive of course, it cant.
Originally Posted by herbert1234
The soloution is to attach the sensor board to the drive board and to operate the switches manually. The board is small with 3 contact switches and the motor (eject) is normally connected via a red and black wire (soldered on)
If you connect the board up and have no blue light (disc inserted) you should be ok though.
Okay so it looks like I have a working board but unmarried NAND, so I must begin the process of assimilating all necessary information to rebuild this machine.
I have a 60gb fatty with 3.50fw and a new unmarried board, but I run into a problem already with the "first step = downgrade to fw2.30 (you know how)"
as it says EVERYWHERE, because the thing is that actually, no I don't know how. And directions for that always seem to start with something called a service dongle which I don't think I have, because I don't know what that is.
First and foremost - DO I NEED TO BUY SOMETHING? Is this dongle (or anything else required to accomplish remarrying) some piece of specific hardware, like the game shark I had to buy to monkey around with my PS2? (If so, what and how much and where can I get it?) Or is this something I can make with a USB Thumb drive by downloading appropriate files and instruction?
Basically I want to know if can tackle this project tonight or do I need to wait for something to arrive in the mail before I can proceed? Are there any how to guides for the adventurous nerd who is willing to try it even though they don't understand what the hell they are doing?
I have been collecting various bits of this ps3 in hopes that replacing one or the other might restore it to functionality, and now I have I think 3 working drives and only one mobo - I will happily donate a kem-400aaa drive to someone who can walk me through the process of introducing the drive and mobo to each other successfully and with baby steps by assuming I know nothing but can follow directions exactly and precisely enough that I don't need know anything =)