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August 1, 2010 // 9:30 pm - This weekend Spanish PS3 developers at DemonHades (linked above) have shared some details and pics of a PS3 Blu-ray drive successfully connected and recognized as a reader in a PC.

With the exception of the Lite-On DH-401S that can read PS3 game discs on a PC, this is the first time an actual PlayStation 3 PS-SYSTEM 302R drive has been reported as functioning on a standard PC.

Many may recall last year the DemonHades Team first Mapped the JTag Port on PS3 Blu-ray Drive, and prior to that GodzIvan shared schematics for the PS3 Blu-ray drive pin-outs.

To quote from, roughly translated:

"Our colleague has managed HadesTeam Calimba of connecting the PS3 BD player to the PC, as you all know the communication interface that uses the reader is bd flex belt so you do not have any type of connector for this work, so we have communicated BD reader to the pc to start to investigate more thoroughly.

Jungleflasher as both dosflash recognize it. Another good news in PlayStation 3 research community for DHorg and his followers from other Web sites. More information is available here."

PS3 Blu-ray Drive Connected and Recognized as Reader in a PC!

PS3 Blu-ray Drive Connected and Recognized as Reader in a PC!

PS3 Blu-ray Drive Connected and Recognized as Reader in a PC!

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#18 - Osirisx - August 2, 2010 // 2:15 pm
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all i can see this being used for is making working backups.. no real true home brew sadly.

#17 - Alfchk - August 2, 2010 // 1:31 pm
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great newz!!! we can already make a backup of ps3 games under linux on ps3. the principal interest is the possibility to dump the firmware and maybe work on a hacked firmware... no?

#16 - Kiriller - August 2, 2010 // 1:01 pm
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^ But do you surrender?

mmm would you go about dumping fw by controlling the bd drive?

#15 - lamirandj - August 2, 2010 // 12:18 pm
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I'm french, very very good, I congratulate demonhades team good continuation.

#14 - wallace80 - August 2, 2010 // 9:03 am
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You could access the disc but you would not have a cheap viable option to burn a 1:1 image back without expensive disc mastering hardware.

#13 - hycraig - August 2, 2010 // 8:55 am
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since this is the actual ps3 bd-drive surely it can access that hidden part of the blu ray disc with the boot flags that cannot be dumped by normal bd-drives, so using the ps3 drive to make a disc image maybe it could make a true 1:1 copy.

what do you think?

#12 - kikeadsl - August 2, 2010 // 8:40 am
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I'm sure the next step of Demonhades,trust me xD,i'm admin of his web and his friend.The FW is necessary,but the key of the drive is necessary too. I hope to get notices soon...

#11 - PS4 News - August 2, 2010 // 8:34 am
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Quote Originally Posted by kikeadsl View Post
The BR-D have only capability to read Blurays not to burn... but the next step is try to extract the FW...

I'm not sure what DemonHades next step is, but looking forward to hearing more on this project.

For those who missed it the PS3 Blu-ray drive's Firmware was dumped by several users on a few different version consoles quite some time ago... here is a link to the various dumps, but of course they are all encrypted:

#10 - kikeadsl - August 2, 2010 // 7:55 am
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Maybe, the driver isn't 100% compatible with the BD device, but the most important it's get access to the FW to modify it.

#9 - f455tty - August 2, 2010 // 7:26 am
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Quote Originally Posted by zoned View Post
Looking at the screenshot it also shows the PS3 can not read dual layer DVDs.

Unless there are models of PS3 that can't read them it indicates that the features indicated are not correct.