[Tutorial] Built In IR Mod
Here is my tutorial on how to install an IR adapter and optional extra USB port in your PS3 and a couple of tips on setting up a Harmony remote.
Items you need:
AUVIO™ Universal Remote Receiver for Playstation®3 (Costs $3 on Radio Shack website)
Female USB Connector (Optional)
Flux (Optional but preferred)
Hot Glue Gun
Drill (I used a 5/32" drill bit)
Universal Remote (Preferably a Harmony)
Lets get started. Obviously first you will need to disassemble your Playstation all the way down to being able to take off the metal shielding on the bottom of the motherboard, there are plenty of tutorials on how to do this (Fat, Slim) so I will not get into that. Here is what you need to look for once you have the motherboards bottom shielding off.
Start by applying some flux to the USB pins and then soldering the wires to it like so.
The wires should be hot glued down and curved over like so, then you can replace the metal shielding on the motherboard and slip it back into place.
Now you will need to take apart your USB hub and remove the male connector and solder the wires from the USB port to it.
Next remove the female USB connectors and prepare the wires for the IR adapter and the extra female USB if you choose to do it.
Next solder up the IR adapter and sensor.
Now you can drill the hole for the sensor. I put mine in between the wifi antennas.
Now it is time to slip the hub, IR adapter, and IR sensor into place. I put the hub next to the hard drive, the IR adapter partially under the fan, and hot glued the IR sensor in the hole. I also applied hot glue to every open contact on the bottom of the IR adapter because it is going to be resting on metal. Don't want to cause any shorts.
Now if you choose to do the extra USB connector you can put it next to the fan. Use a dremel to cut the hole. I used a crap load of hot glue to secure it in place.
Now it is time to set everything and tidy up the wires. I also put hot glue on the open contacts on the bottom of the hub as well to keep the metal on metal contact from happening.
When it comes time to put the lid back on, 2 posts are going to have to be cut off.
When screwing the lid back on remember the posts you cut off and not to shove the screws into those holes.
Now when you are setting up your Harmony remote (mine is a 688) for it you will want to choose "DVD", manufacturer "Sony", and the model number "BDP-S350". You are going to need to customize the buttons if you want the "OK" and "Stop" buttons to work. All you have to do is make the command for the Stop button "Select" and the command for the OK button "Stop". Update your remote and you are all set. It even works in Multiman.
you know what would be awesome? if someone used this ir mod to make wii games to work! that would be sweet
Even if Wii games could be ran on the PS3 this mod would not help you use the controller. The Wii's controller has an IR camera in it and relies on the 2 IR lights in the sensor bar. This is just an IR sensor only useful for universal remotes.
Why not solder a usb connector to the IR board and use the PS3 USB connector to connect if it makes use of the usb solder points?
@ Bret11 : Save that hassle and get a Move? Or check this out: LINK. I'm just not getting why you specifically want a Wii-mote?
Great work btw chi3f!
Good to see you back around OoZic!
1.) There isn't a Wii Emulator, so it wouldn't be quite possible for you to play any Wii games on the PS3.
2.) If a Wii Emulator is released, im sure the Move controller could be utilized to work with it, thus making the Wii Mote, redundant.
chi3f, awesome mod :)
That's nice mod :D
What size is drill bit in millimeter, 5mm / 32mm?
I need for metric system
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