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January 18, 2009 // 3:05 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 storage.strikevenom.com/DECR-1000A/) 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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#17 - raze88 - January 18, 2009 // 8:05 am
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Quote Originally Posted by courier View Post
im try to take it but not want spend more money... im really courious about the hw inside !!!!!

lol, you're bidding on it? You're freaking RICH, man! ^^

#16 - courier - January 18, 2009 // 7:08 am
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im try to take it but not want spend more money... im really courious about the hw inside !!!!!

#15 - raze88 - January 18, 2009 // 6:22 am
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Depending on how much he paid for those 14 units, he can make huge profits by selling them all.

Imagine if 14 different dev-groups get all of these. Maybe 2009 will be the year of the UNLOCK!

#14 - courier - January 18, 2009 // 5:58 am
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hope not wery expensive 3500 mine is good

#13 - taladas20 - January 18, 2009 // 5:38 am
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nope sony only hands this to game producers and from what i understand its quite an effort to get one of these through propper channels.

Fact of the matter is that they are up for grabs and an effort should be made to obtain one.

#12 - migiovanni200 - January 18, 2009 // 5:23 am
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How Did You Get This Unit? 14 units.. I Don't Think Sony Sells Outside..

#11 - PS4 News - January 18, 2009 // 4:20 am
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Quote Originally Posted by taladas20;252667
why not pool funds together as a community and bid? I'd willing to throw in a few dollars..

My thoughts exactly, they should have a *donations* page specifically for purchasing one of these units.

Something like that would only work if the seller could reserve one of the 14 available units for us and give us a firm price.. chances are, all will go via auction although we can always hope.

#10 - taladas20 - January 18, 2009 // 4:14 am
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its not everyday a ps3 tool unit shows up.

What could the team do with it, what restrictions are removed from it? could you find out what encryption are used etc?

#9 - Warrorar - January 18, 2009 // 4:08 am
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do you guys think you will get one?

i wish you luck that you get your hands on one or two. maybe more
cant wait to hear the first informations when you test the dev kits and find the first informations

gogo Ps3News

#8 - imec - January 18, 2009 // 4:04 am
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Quote Originally Posted by taladas20 View Post
why not pool funds together as a community and bid? I'd willing to throw in a few dollars..

My thoughts exactly, they should have a *donations* page specifically for purchasing one of these units.