Just got a PS3, Already need help :(

Discussion in 'PS3 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by rayben, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. rayben

    rayben GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 12, 2009
    United States
    West Virginia
    I just got a fat PS3 (40GB) from a friend, but It wont read any games.

    I looked into that and read the ps3 recovery menu could possibly fix this.

    So my problem is, I have a firmware from before the recovery menu was implemented, But id like to stay below 3.21 for linux. Is there any way I can upgrade to a specific firmware without getting the newest one?

    Also, a PS3 noob question: Would the newest firmware kill my backward compatibility?(If I even have it)

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Edit: Upgraded to 3.15 via USB.
    Tried the recovery menu, Still wont read discs.
  2. Livin in a box

    Livin in a box Livin' in a cardboard box

    Jul 18, 2008
    Laser has probably gone. You can fix it yourself by buying a new Blu-ray drive or laser; there are numerous tutorials available.