How should I go about modding my PS3?

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  1. Bryon15
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    Bryon15 GBAtemp Maniac

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    Okay, I have an old 60GB PS3. But it's broken. The disc drive doesn't read games anymore. So before I even attempt to hack it, I need to send it to sony for repairs. Which will be about $140. Then I also need to upgrade the internal hard drive. Since the 60GB isn't enough to hold all of my ps1, ps2, ps3, games. So I'd need to buy this.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001R4BBL0/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2PIHVPUB1N9B0

    And then to downgrade it to install custom firmware, I need to buy an E3 flasher correct?

    https://www.modchipcentral.com/store/E3-Flasher-Dual-Boot-PS3-PlayStation3-Downgrader-Jailbreak.html

    If I do all of this, will I be able make backups of all my game discs (PS1, PS2, PS3) and play them from the internal hard drive? I need to make sure before I spend all this money. I tired this once for my fat PS2 and it ended up not working. Wasted $75 bucks. :(
     
  2. Devin

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    Unless the PS3 had the HDD replaced you can't use a E3 Flasher to downgrade it as the 60GB PS3 model has NAND flash memory. In order to downgrade NAND systems you'll need a Progskeet. Which requires soldering. (Although I believe there's a solderless clip out there but I haven't heard much about it.)

    I'm unsure if you'd be able to backup the PS1 and PS2 discs using the PS3 itself unless it's a backwards compatible unit. You'd be able to play them however by downloading them in the form of PS1/PS2 Classics. You'd be able to backup PS3 games just fine.
     
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    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    E3 Flasher doesn't work on that PS3. Downgrading NAND-based PS3 is more tricky than NOR-based PS3. Have someone else do it for you instead (which soldering is required). There are some members on PS3 Hax that charges a fee to downgrade PS3.
     
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    Bryon15 GBAtemp Maniac

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    Aww man. That sucks. Ain't nothing easy.
     
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    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Disc based games yes, no backup PSN games.

    Also, you'll need external drive, since ODE cannot utilize internal drive.
     
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    Bryon15 GBAtemp Maniac

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    That's fine. Most of my games are disc based. What about a ripped iso of a disc based game from japan? For example, kingdom hearts 2 final mix?
     
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    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    ODE cannot use internal HDD. You must use external USB drive.

    You can rip PS1 and PS2 ISO using your PC with a DVD drive. To rip PS3 ISO you must either buy additional Ripp3r board and another spare PS3 optical drive, use a PS3 with CFW to rip, or simply download ISO from the web.

    Your PS3 model does not require soldering for ODE.
     
  11. Bryon15
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    Okay. An external hard drive is fine. Hmm it seems like it would be simpler to just download the ps3 iso from the web. It'll probably take 2 days for 1 game with my slow ass internet lol. Cool. I'll watch a youtube video for how to install it. Thanks for answering all these questions. :)