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Well you can remarry the drive on the OFW if <= 3.55. But you cant swap them instantly. You have to do the remarrying on each swap.
Originally Posted by jabberosx
ok if anyone can help me i would greatly appreciate it. a while back when this whole remarry thing came out i bought a new ps3 blu ray drive for a 20 gb launch model. it wasn t reading discs anymore.
i bought the drive that was for my model. I did the whole remarry process it went through successfully just like in all the videos. drive initialize passes. but it wouldn t play games. only data discs. it was a brand new working blu ray drive. So i obviously can t play homebrew or backups off hdd without a drive that can read a ps3 game disc.
homebrews would just black screen. the disc never really spins i hear the fan go for a sec and then stops. disc never gets read. can anybody give me any advice on what to do. I didn t know what else to do but buy a new controller board, but i lost interest due to frustration. does anyone know what i can do. i just want it as a backup for my working 3.55 cfw ps3. blu ray playback isnt a priority. thanks for your time everyone.
Hi All, so recently picked up a faulty PS3 60 gb fatty which i thought just had a dead laser, so replaced the laser with a brand new laser and still no go, the drive is taking in and ejecting the discs fine and the disc is spinning inside the drive too but it doesnt appear in the xmb, all i get is the clock turning round and round. When playing an Audio disc eventually a disc icon appears in the xmb but if you try to play the tracks it says data is corrupted. lol
So anyway heres what i have tried so far, I tested this drive and laser in another PS3 and it loaded every disc, audio, dvd, blu ray, ps1, ps2 and ps3 Games. I tried the ribbon cable from my other PS3 in this console and still the same, and vice versa.
So my guess is the Logic board is either Dead or not paired to this motherboard, luckily for me the firmware is on 3.55 so i'm hoping I can remarry a new controller board to it.
I installed otherOS 3.55 firmware hoping to get QA Flag on this system so I Could downgrade it but when I Launch it the system does not beep as it should and just black screens. It also black screens on anything installed on the hard drive i.e multimann etc
1 other thing I also deliberately paired up the wrong logic board to the drive to see what happens and it behaves the same, does not load anything and still get the clock spinning in the top corner which i thought was odd as i thought that if you see the clock spin then it indicates that the system has the correct logic board for the console?? can anyone verify this??
So now my question is where do i go from here? Should i just give up or is there still hope for this console??
Hate to bump an old guide. But I need to know if I can follow this remarry process after downgrading from 4.0 with e3 flasher? Or is changing the bga chip on the drive board the only way?
EDIT - I figured it out. Thanks anyway. It is possible to remarry a blu ray drive from 4.0. It took a lot of research but it is done now.
So im gonna have a go at this, but the files needed (provided in first few posts of this thread) aren't accessible any more as they were hosted on megaupload. Anyone any idea where I can get them?
Ok, so it looks like ive managed to do this for all im a complete noob at this type of thing, but when I tried playing a BluRay whilst in factory service mode it just kept YLODÃ*ng as soon as the movie started to play? Took it out of FSM and still doing it. Is there anyway I can avoid this on my future remarry attempts? Tried searching the thread but looks like im the only one having this problem.
The instructions at the beginning of this thread confused me a little to be honest, as It says I need to play a brm in FSM and then remove my p3free dongle and usb to put in my lv2diag to exit fsm - the only thing is, I need to remove them beforehand otherwise I cant get onto the FSM to play the movie in the first place. Anyone any idea where Im going wrong?
I was on 3.00 ofw when I did the remarrying
These were all released mid last year with the 3.60 SDK and a bunch of CEX-DEX stuff. It's in the "DriveFix" folder if I recall correctly.
Originally Posted by The Central Scrutinizer
As megaupload is dead could anybody upload the file and post the link please?
I have a CECHA01 model with 4.10 OFW. What all do I need to downgrade? I want to downgrade because I need to marry another logic board. Thanks for any help you can give me.
I have successfuly done a 40 gb drive to 60 ps3