Originally Posted by svenmullet
If you have a BD drive that won't read discs due to dead laser, you've been out of luck as far as booting certain backups that require a disc inserted, right? Well, on MFW 3.55 DEX, there is a way to circumvent this. Set "Blu-Ray Disc Access" to "BD-Emulator (USB)", set "Boot Mode" to "System Software Mode" and make a working BD Emulator drive on a pendrive. Install a small game to it (doesn't matter what the game is, it just needs to be a valid drive that the PS3 recognizes and mounts on the XMB. I used Fallout3 ~7GB) Boot Multiman and load a game as usual. It replaces the BD-Emulator icon with the game you selected, and the game should boot fine without a BD disc inserted!
thanx for the important info!
the thing i did not understand was this part "make a working BD Emulator drive on a pendrive" but i figured it out:
you have to use ps3gen
to generate a valid ps3 image of a game.
so i downloaded PS3GEN 3.30 and used kung fu panda 2(BLUS-30634) to create the image.
these are my ps3gen settings:
if you click on build and get err_no=00052100 this probably means that your image(game) is to large for your pendrive