CFW on PS3 with broken discdrive

Discussion in 'PS3 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by ferdi-t, May 15, 2013.

  1. ferdi-t

    ferdi-t GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 13, 2010
    Got a chance to buy a PS3 really cheap. CFW comes installed, but the discdrive is broken. Seems like a good deal. Nevertheless: do certain games still require a disc in the drive, or will all bakcups play?
  2. frogboy

    frogboy lacking both style and grace

    Dec 6, 2011
    United States
    I know there's a spreadsheet somewhere of games that work disc-less, but I can't find it...

    But anyways, yes, some games do require a disc in the drive.
  3. Devin

    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

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  4. mschumacher69

    mschumacher69 GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 26, 2013
    Planet Earth
    That's right some games don't run discless.

    Make sure at least the logic board is connected, married and working because if it's not, all your apps will black screen.

    If the logic board is OK, you can use Rebug 4.30.2 in DEX Mode to emulate your BD Drive on a USB flash drive and play the games that don't work discless.
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