The PlayStation 3 Swap Trick

Ps2onps3It was bound to happen sometime: a PSX-Scene poster claims to have discovered a way to play backups of PlayStation 2 games on the PlayStation 3, and in true internet tradition, he’s put a poorly-lit jerky video on YouTube as proof. In actuality, this is nothing more than the standard swap trick PlayStation and PlayStation 2 users have been using to boot imports and preview code for over a decade now. But thanks to the PlayStation 3’s slot-loading drive, the process now requires substantial work:

First take the torx bolt out slide the face plate off and remove few phillips screws. Take the metal cover off the top of the bd drive. Then remove the top plastic cover and unplug the sensor. Secure it down with a couple screws. Then cut a circle (with a plastic cutting saw bit) on the top cover. Your face plate now slides back over to allow swapping and still keeping the PS3 looking clean.

Given these instructions, considering the required older firmware disables the PlayStation 3’s online functionality, plus how the jagged edges of PlayStation 2 games actually resemble a plastic cutting saw bit when played on the PlayStation 3… what’s the point again?

PS2 Backups NOW PLAYABLE on PS3 [PSX-Scene]

Source: The PlayStation 3 Swap Trick
Originally published on Mon, 15 Jan 2007 20:45:02 GMT
Hey I just report the news.. Don’t blame me if this screws up your $600 game machine. 


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