Guide to add another USB port to PS3

Gamersmint: It's not illegal, but it will void your warranty. PS3 slim's motherboard has the capacity for one more USB port but Sony decided to go with two like the 80GB Downgraded phat PS3′s.

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Karooo2800d ago

This is good if you want another USB port and dont wanna buy a usb hub

just_looken2800d ago

just a fyi the ps3 slim power output to the usb is already pathetic adding another will make it worse. just plug a flash drive in as your controller is charging your flash drive will not have enough power to operate normally.

pangitkqb2800d ago

I have the original 60 Gig, upgraded with a 320 gig HDD.

It has four USB slots as well as full PS2 backward compatability. I love it.

Fishy Fingers2800d ago

Love a rear port, why it doesnt have one is beyond me.

FailOverHero2800d ago ShowReplies(3)
Thepro3182800d ago

E3 05 PS3 had 4 USB ports in the front 2 in the back .

Zeevious2800d ago (Edited 2800d ago )

I'd also like a rear USB port or two. This idea comes from Sony, since their prototype showed more ports, including two HDMI & multiple Network ports - Sony never explained why 2 HDMI & multiple Ethernet ports were needed. The rear USB ports never showed up in the first or any other PS3 version.

Some things just make more sense plugged into the back, like the Move's PSEye or an external drive.

It's just a cleaner look than having cables wrapped from the front to the back. You can always buy a unique or practical USB hub to add ports.
(The Doctor Who USB Tardis with lights and sound get's my vote)

Hellsvacancy2800d ago (Edited 2800d ago )

Cool video, wouldnt do i myself, im good with a soldering iron and am more than conident enough to open me PS3 and do the work, its just i hav no need for an extra port

The two ports i get with my slim is enough for what i need, one port would be enough, i hate havin wires stickin out lookin untidy, i mostly charge my DS3 through my laptop so other than me 16gb pen drive so i dont have much need for another port

Zeevious2800d ago (Edited 2800d ago )

This seems to work well for you, but many people have more involved setups.

One of my PS3's for instance is setup as a gaming & media monster with everything from Move to GT5 Driving Wheel, dedicated arcade stick, wireless backlit keyboard/touchpad and four DS3 controllers, 1 terabyte of local storage -- plus is connected to 10 terabytes of distributed storage that all my media is converted and fed to, for access and streaming anywhere, anytime. (yes...10)

This is a little beyond most people's needs, but I have live access to everything, anytime, anywhere.

I wouldn't mind a PS3 with an extra rear USB port or two. I'm sure I'm not the only one that would find a few extra things to plug in.

psb2800d ago

this is a good idea, especially if your console's under warranty.

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