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January 18, 2009 // 2:05 am - Today gourangaman656 let us know of a PlayStation 3 Development Kit DECR-1000 A (TOOL) that has hit eBay HERE!

The seller is haly20, and at the time of this writing the current bid is only US $1,125.00.

Needless to say, if the auction doesn't get pulled over the next 10 days the price is likely to exceed $10,000.00 but still quite interesting as they are extremely rare to find!

What is so good about a PS3 TOOL over a PS3 Debug/Test console? Among other things, this unit can dump/debug the PS3 Hypervisor and Kernel... meaning PS3 Devs and hackers would LOVE to get their hands on one!

To quote: This auction is for a PlayStation 3 Development Kit, MSRP $10,250. It has been opened for photographing and that is all. BRAND NEW IN BOX. The console is sold as-is, with all accessories and manuals in English.

The system appears to have two slots for HDD's with HDD's already inserted, along with a Blu-ray slot. All photos are original and if the part you are looking for is not in the description, it is not included.

I will ship in the box that it came in. This thing is incredibly heavy shipping is as you see on the calculator. If you have any questions, feel free to message me.

Specifications (All info pulled from the manual)

Dimensions: 16.6" X 3.4" X 23.4"
Weight: 39 lbs
Cell Processor: 3.2GHz
Main Memory: 512MB
External Interfaces and Accessories:
- Blu-Ray Disc Drive X 1
- HDD X 2
- USB Connector X 4
- Extension Connector X 2
- Memory Stick Slot X 1
- CF Slot X 1
- SD Memory Card Slot X 1
- Foot Switch Connector X 1
- Antenna Connector X 1
- Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11b/g Bluetooth Ver2.0 + EDR LAN Connector for development X 1
- LAN Connector for Playstation 3 X 1
- Extension Connector X 2
- Digital Out Optical X 1
- HDMI OUT Connector X 1
- Extension Connector X 1
- AV MULTI OUT Connector X 1
- Monitor (VGA) Out Connector X 1
- Analog audio output Connector X 4
- Instruction Manual X 1
- AC Power Cords for: Oceania, Europe, Korea, UK, USA & Canada AC Power Cord Clamp X 3
- Foot Switch X 1
- Antenna X 1
- Vertical Stand X 1
- Rack Mount Kit X 1
- RFI Filter X 4

Update: Some pictures of the PCB's are now available (via from Gerd59 (aka Strike Venom) alongside some direct-download links below.

Download: DECR-1000A.rar (87.13 MB) / DECR-1000A.rar (Mirror)

The DECR-1000A PCB's:

BMD-001: Blu-ray drive controller board
TAM-520: Analog 4-ch. audio output
TAV-520: Analog AV out
TBP-520: Backplane for 2x HDD + SATA BD
TCP-520: Communication Processor board
TEJ-520: HDD Activity/Eject board
TFL-520: Front Panel (GPI/GPO/Reset/Start...)
TMR-520: CP-helper board
TMU-520: Mainboard
TMW-520: Bt/Wifi board
TSA-520: BD PATA->SATA adapter
TUU-520: Front I/O (Foot-Sw/USB/CardReader)

PlayStation 3 Development Kit DECR-1000 A (TOOL) Hits eBay!

PlayStation 3 Development Kit DECR-1000 A (TOOL) Hits eBay!

PlayStation 3 Development Kit DECR-1000 A (TOOL) Hits eBay!

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#47 - hellospaceboy - January 29, 2009 // 11:19 pm
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While it's possible, i really doubt it, it's more Sony's style to chase up where the tool came from. And probably ask eBay to remove it (even though it's legal, eBay would definately remove it, and give some bs lie about some made up policy, happens all the time. Ebay also have the right to remove the listing as a violation at the manufacturer's/companies request, no idea why.

So i think, if Sony were much bothered, they would have not let the bidding happen.

#46 - ScarFace123 - January 29, 2009 // 7:46 pm
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if the user had 0 feedback, it could be possible someone at sony registered at ebay for the sole purpose of obtaining it.

#45 - gizzio - January 28, 2009 // 6:16 pm
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well hopefull we may see the uncrackable PS3 hacked now

#44 - hellospaceboy - January 28, 2009 // 12:09 pm
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It will be interesting to see who's got the tool. Hopefully not someone who wants it for the "collection/cool" factor.

One thing i did notice is that the buyer is new to eBay and has 0 feedback, which isnt a bad thing, if they pay, but that also means, no one knows who it is.... until they say, or dont rather.

#43 - Warrorar - January 28, 2009 // 9:21 am
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who got that console?

i hope someone who is willing to share the informations he gets.

#42 - haly20 - January 28, 2009 // 5:13 am
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Not bad at all!

If anyone wishes to be notified of further dev kits for sale, shoot me an email from my profile and ill notify you if i get any more.

Thanks all!

#41 - Starlight - January 28, 2009 // 3:15 am
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Quote Originally Posted by PS3 News View Post
It ended up selling for $8,200... not bad, eh?

Hehe.. yikes.. that is still not that cheap.. lol..

#40 - PS4 News - January 28, 2009 // 2:56 am
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It ended up selling for $8,200... not bad, eh?

#39 - TheSparky - January 27, 2009 // 9:29 pm
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Just a few hours left on this... the next bid is for $4000. I'd definitely be willing to chip in for the devs to get this, but something tells me that it's not going to happen =/ If I weren't abroad right now, I'd even consider buying it as a "reservation" for the devs until money came in. Maybe someone not abroad could be so kind?

#38 - Warrorar - January 25, 2009 // 6:23 pm
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2days left, i wish you all the best that PS3News will get this unit.

gogo i will pray for you!