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  1. #1
    surfdawg561 Guest

    PS3 CECH-G01 won't play DVD / BR / Games help?

    I've got a CECH-G01 that will not play dvd/BR/games. Blue light comes on, disc spins, then nothing. I dont know the history of this unit but suspect that BR board is not original (currently BMD-004) so I wanted to remarry to motherboard. From the research I've done online I cannot do this without downgrading my firmware (currently 4.31). Is this something that can be done without soldering? I've seen dongles for lower firmware. Any thoughts?

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    windrider42 Guest
    Is the loading wheel present on the XMB?

    http://www.ps4news.com/forums/ps3-he...lp-124056.html - troubleshooting

    If you need to replace logic board, then yes you will have to get downgraded to 3.55 to remarry the blu ray drive.

    CECH-G01 is Nand, so will need a progskeet or teensy and/or pay someone to fix it for you.

  3. #3
    racer0018 Guest
    See if it will play CDs. This will help me see what the problem is. Thanks

  4. #4
    surfdawg561 Guest
    The ps3 will not load anything (cd/dvd/BluRay/games) The loading icon starts spinning and continues to spin without booting disc or showing up in the menu.

    Ok, so I've figured out my own question so I'll post what I found out. Everyone will probably know this but maybe if some dumb smuck like me stumbles across this post it might help. I replaced the whole drive and the BR board and loaded a disc. Nothing... not even a spinning loading icon.

    Therefore, if you have a spinning loading icon, the BR board must be married to the motherboard. (good news for me) I put the original BR board on the new drive and waala, fully functioning ps3! Now to figure out whats wrong with the old drive. BR laser perhaps?

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