I have a 60GB unit that I am peacemealling together for the fun of tinkering. The unit works well except for the fact that it does not play games or read discs. I have tried playing game demos with the following results; I start the demo, the Playstation 3 splash screen comes up and then goes black. My TV loses the input signal for about 2 seconds that it comes back, but stays black. The system will stay on until I put it in standby or flip off the power switch. This system will play mp3’s, avi’s and pictures with no problems via usb key and from the HDD.
I have two BD controllers, version 1 and a version 3, both from 60GB PS3’s. Both will cause the BD to detect a disc is present and have the loading icon come up in the XMB. The only discs that will show any data are audio CD’s, the disc will be identified and the tracks with names listed. For info the disc I use is a Voivod – Killing Technology disc, so it gets info on the disc from the internet connection.
Now my questions:
Is it possible that there may be damage to a NAND or both, so that needed libraries are corrupt? If so, is there a clever way to replace the NAND without needing an external programmer? Am I SOL with my tinkering and going to have to get a whole working unit? That would be too easy...