PS3 w/o optical drive ?

Discussion in 'PS3 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by nbvcxy206, Sep 18, 2016.

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    Hi ! Could you please give me a hint, recommendation ?

    I´m just watching out for a cheap, old PS3 to buy and transfer certain games to a PSV.
    There is a CECHA01 for a reasonable price but the seller says it is stuck in the update process and the optical drive is missing. But he claims this could be solve software-wise...

    Is it true ? How difficult would it be to get this machine working w/o optical drive? What would have to be done? Any tutorial anywhere ?

    Thanks for any helpful response ...
    appreciation...
     
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    It's possible to fix, however, you'll have to downgrade it by hardware which requires a lot of soldering.

    Out of ease, I'd say get a cheapo early slim or late Phat PS3.
    It's just not worth the time and effort (and money) to fix that old thing.
     
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    Oh thank you so much... Thank you... Will do that... !!
     
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    I've got no clue what the going rates are for them but I suspect they won't come above 100.
    I highly recommend putting CFW on the PS3 (or purchase games for it, whatever floats your goat)
    The PS3 it self is an awesome console with many good exclusives.
    Besides, with a CFW PS3, you can remoteplay more PS3 titles on the Vita.