Buy PS3 with defective laser/bddrive

Discussion in 'PS3 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by nem0rder, Nov 29, 2010.

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    nem0rder Newbie

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    I have seen cheap PS3 with defective laser/drive. Is it possible to run jailbreak and backup manager without a effective bluray drive?
     
  2. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

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    Yes. The jailbreak is done through the USB port, and the updated payloads don't need the drive to work anymore.
     
  3. bennyroger

    bennyroger GBAtemp Regular

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    I thought you had to have a disk in the drive to make backups work from hd, even demo disk should be enough.......
     
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    DaMummy GBAtemp Maniac

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    ive tried this, i have a phat 40gb with broken blu ray(wont take or eject discs) and jailbreak works w/o any issues
     
  6. Sephxus

    Sephxus GBAtemp Fan

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    Yes. You won't need a disk for most games, but some do, so be aware of that. However, jailbreaking your ps3 will make it more useful than ever before. [​IMG]