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    01-02-2013 07:49 PM #1 ps3 cfw, price ranging, hardware to hack saftey use and setup

    Just to see what every ones opinion is on prices for a ps3 on cfw and to let others know some safety tips on using some of the hacking hardware devices.

    I have seen it alot everywhere from ebay to craigslist and i would say it would be hard to find a ps3 on cfw under $300.
    bids may start at $150 but jump always at the last few minutes way above that.
    so I just want to put together a price ranging of what it should cost from the size of hdd.
    the only thing i am asking is what would you price it at from hdd range?

    20 gig -$220
    40 gig - $240
    60/80g - $260
    120 gig - $280
    160 gig - $290
    250 gig - $330
    320 gig - $350
    500 gig - $390
    1TB - $400
    2TB - $450
    if bluray laser is bad and never been open must subtract -$80 from the hdd size
    if it is backwards compatible add $40 to price
    if ylod and never been open but has proof of cfw and can be temped fixed to prove cfw $120 firm hdd dnt matter its a ylod victim.
    if ylod and has been open showing no proof of cfw and cnt be temped fix $20 [no proof no fix its a paper weight to all]

    does any one agree to this pricings? if not make a comment of what you would price them for.
    average PS3 slim with a bad bluray on ebay cost $100-$140 due to happy bidders, just think of this all as a retailer and that you repair and then modify what you have to spend and try to earn back.

    newer models 300x 400x can not be downgraded or hacked.
    only newer models of the 250xx models can only be downgraded to 4.30cfw rogero, unless they have the metldr 2 then they can not be downgraded at all.
    older 2501 models can downgrade just fine to 3.55cfw
    200x models - the E3 casing does not fit properly due to the back cutting is needed in the middle and must be modified to fit right.
    models CECHH0x -slim have NOR's and are compatible with e3
    models CECHA0x -CECHG0x are NAND's require progskeet and lots of soldering or a 48pin tsop clip which sux for its short lasting condition.

    items needed in a downgrade.
    E3 or progskeet
    a external hdd station or a power supply from a pc for the hdd and Esata cable to sata to plug from the e3 to a sata hdd.
    a dongle device that allows the ps3 to be put in service mode. or a psp1000/ older 2000 on 5.50gen and use ps3 jig app
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    progskeet require extras also
    solder, 24-26mm thin wire
    infectus usb/ if using clips
    360 tsop 48 pin nand or 52 nor clip's
    windows xp for best use of progskeet
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    pc need apps
    apps to test if back up is good and to fix.
    e3 nor dump checker & patcher
    flowrebuilder 4.2.3
    winskeet for progskeet
    possibly more for progskeet i may have one but i have not tested since my e3 flasher still works.

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    troubles to be aware of when using e3 flasher on a 200x 210x model slims, make sure you modify the casing so it fits good since e3 can be damaged on the hdd section and break soldered parts due to the middle bump on older slims and the casing for the e3 will ply it up wards damaging it. keep the ribbon is safe smooth bends and do not let it get damaged nicked or cut. here is a image of what i mean to cut in attachment 101_1899.jpg

    i have also made a 200x and 250x casing modified and cut out to fit teh e3 flasher and to use e3 linker or progskeet soldered to it easier with a less chance of damaging the solder points. image 101_1900.jpg in attachment should be a 200x 210x compatible cut out using a rotary tool
    and image 101_1901.jpg should be the 250xx compatible cut out to make things a little safer with out damaging. slims still work fine without the plastic house casing, so you can downgrade with out setting it back in the main housing

    if any one else has anything to add to this about keeping your downgraded hardware safe and any missing info comment ill add!


    remember to all noobs also, PS3's are not a cheap 360. your opening up a a prison cell to your ps3 when its hacked to be able to do more than a 360 and ps3 alone. Pretty much turning it into a customized pc.
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    01-03-2013 10:26 AM #2

    Quote Originally Posted by alchybear View Post
    Just to see what every ones opinion is on prices for a ps3 on cfw and to let others know some safety tips on using some of the hacking hardware devices.

    I have seen it alot everywhere from ebay to craigslist and i would say it would be hard to find a ps3 on cfw under $300.
    bids may start at $150 but jump always at the last few minutes way above that.
    so I just want to put together a price ranging of what it should cost from the size of hdd.
    the only thing i am asking is what would you price it at from hdd range?

    20 gig -$220
    40 gig - $240
    60/80g - $260
    120 gig - $280
    160 gig - $290
    250 gig - $330
    320 gig - $350
    500 gig - $390
    1TB - $400
    2TB - $450
    if bluray laser is bad and never been open must subtract -$80 from the hdd size
    if it is backwards compatible add $40 to price
    if ylod and never been open but has proof of cfw and can be temped fixed to prove cfw $120 firm hdd dnt matter its a ylod victim.
    if ylod and has been open showing no proof of cfw and cnt be temped fix $20 [no proof no fix its a paper weight to all]

    does any one agree to this pricings? if not make a comment of what you would price them for.
    average PS3 slim with a bad bluray on ebay cost $100-$140 due to happy bidders, just think of this all as a retailer and that you repair and then modify what you have to spend and try to earn back.

    newer models 300x 400x can not be downgraded or hacked.
    only newer models of the 250xx models can only be downgraded to 4.30cfw rogero, unless they have the metldr 2 then they can not be downgraded at all.
    older 2501 models can downgrade just fine to 3.55cfw
    200x models - the E3 casing does not fit properly due to the back cutting is needed in the middle and must be modified to fit right.
    models CECHH0x -slim have NOR's and are compatible with e3
    models CECHA0x -CECHG0x are NAND's require progskeet and lots of soldering or a 48pin tsop clip which sux for its short lasting condition.

    items needed in a downgrade.
    E3 or progskeet
    a external hdd station or a power supply from a pc for the hdd and Esata cable to sata to plug from the e3 to a sata hdd.
    a dongle device that allows the ps3 to be put in service mode. or a psp1000/ older 2000 on 5.50gen and use ps3 jig app
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    progskeet require extras also
    solder, 24-26mm thin wire
    infectus usb/ if using clips
    360 tsop 48 pin nand or 52 nor clip's
    windows xp for best use of progskeet
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    pc need apps
    apps to test if back up is good and to fix.
    e3 nor dump checker & patcher
    flowrebuilder 4.2.3
    winskeet for progskeet
    possibly more for progskeet i may have one but i have not tested since my e3 flasher still works.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    troubles to be aware of when using e3 flasher on a 200x 210x model slims, make sure you modify the casing so it fits good since e3 can be damaged on the hdd section and break soldered parts due to the middle bump on older slims and the casing for the e3 will ply it up wards damaging it. keep the ribbon is safe smooth bends and do not let it get damaged nicked or cut. here is a image of what i mean to cut in attachment 101_1899.jpg

    i have also made a 200x and 250x casing modified and cut out to fit teh e3 flasher and to use e3 linker or progskeet soldered to it easier with a less chance of damaging the solder points. image 101_1900.jpg in attachment should be a 200x 210x compatible cut out using a rotary tool
    and image 101_1901.jpg should be the 250xx compatible cut out to make things a little safer with out damaging. slims still work fine without the plastic house casing, so you can downgrade with out setting it back in the main housing

    if any one else has anything to add to this about keeping your downgraded hardware safe and any missing info comment ill add!


    remember to all noobs also, PS3's are not a cheap 360. your opening up a a prison cell to your ps3 when its hacked to be able to do more than a 360 and ps3 alone. Pretty much turning it into a customized pc.
    Would you be able to help me? I have just got another E3 and everytime the nor clip is connected to the flasher the PS3 doesn't boot but when it is disconnected it boots fine :S it's confusing me
    PSN: GUESS_HU Don't spam me!

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    01-03-2013 11:13 AM #3

    Quote Originally Posted by GUESS_HU View Post
    Would you be able to help me? I have just got another E3 and everytime the nor clip is connected to the flasher the PS3 doesn't boot but when it is disconnected it boots fine :S it's confusing me
    you have to make sure its on the nor clip correctly. the ribbon should always leave the nor starting under the words facing upright like this http://www.ps3news.com/images.php?&f...=500&h=400&s=1

    there may be a delay also if the e3 is not fully on the hdd socket causeing a delay in start up to see the no hdd found message eventually. e3 is a pain to fit sometimes but you have to make sure its plugged all the way on the motherboard and not shifted above it..
    I REPAIR & hack ps3 since 2010 with e3 flasher !!, shipping only in usa.

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    01-08-2013 07:07 PM #4

    im not the best at hardware and shit but how easy is connecting to the motherboard? i can do the rest no problem just setting it up so the ps3 reads it is all i need help with :]
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    01-08-2013 07:15 PM #5

    Quote Originally Posted by iiGRaPHiiCz-x ッ View Post
    im not the best at hardware and shit but how easy is connecting to the motherboard? i can do the rest no problem just setting it up so the ps3 reads it is all i need help with :]
    lol you knowe how many noobs destroy their ps3's just taking it apart XD attaching a clip is the easy part. you stil need to do software and have everything run successful.
    I REPAIR & hack ps3 since 2010 with e3 flasher !!, shipping only in usa.

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    01-17-2013 01:18 AM #7

    yeah im debating on getting a 250 gig

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    01-18-2013 02:39 AM #8

    Quote Originally Posted by mikedavis1 View Post
    yeah im debating on getting a 250 gig
    have one up right now on ebay 250 gig for bidders [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    I REPAIR & hack ps3 since 2010 with e3 flasher !!, shipping only in usa.

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    01-18-2013 02:47 AM #9

    well, it seems that you hack a lot of ps3's so ill tell you what, i just got my W-2s after i file taxes ill pm you, kool?

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    01-18-2013 02:52 AM #10

    Quote Originally Posted by mikedavis1 View Post
    well, it seems that you hack a lot of ps3's so ill tell you what, i just got my W-2s after i file taxes ill pm you, kool?
    should not be a problem
    I REPAIR & hack ps3 since 2010 with e3 flasher !!, shipping only in usa.

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