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Demo Mode Playstation 3

I bought a PS3 demo mode console on the ebay website and I didnt know there were two diffrent kinds of ps3's 1 is the original ps3 for home users and the other is the kiosk demo mode ps3. The guy that sold me the ps3 wont give me my money back so wondering how to bypass the demo mode completly. I did use the firmware security code but it still wont let you access bluray movies nor bluray ps3 games. Is there away to delete the XMB OS on the ps3??

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  • tjk06 Aug 07, 2008

    demo mode ps3... ebay ;(... tired of waiting to find the code to update. tried to update regular with flash drive but sais no data found... please help get my demo to a normal ps3!

  • alienv5 Nov 25, 2008

    I bought a Demo unit ebay as well. Weird that others gave this guy great feedback selling Demo units. I can't even enter a code. It does not give that option on 2.42. pressing Square+L1+R1 or what ever?! Does nothing. Am I just screwed?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    the problem is that even after you get into that screen and you put it on a thumb drive or something of the nature, it says no data found. Doing exactly as it says, with having a PS3 folder and UPDATE inside of that it doesnt read it for some reason. I have the same issue.



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In security settings press and hold select + square + L1 and L2

than enter 1 of these following codes depending on your version number

1.5x code: 5202
1.6x code: 7568
1.7x code: 0506
1.8x code: 7712 or 7259

and the ps3 will be unlocked from demo mode!
but be aware that this will only be for a couple of minutes.
so make sure you have the latest firmware the not demo one but the ordinary from the playstation site on a removable storage media
something like a memory stick or flash drive

so you can update immediately after unlocking you ps3! only this way you can completely unlock your system

Posted on May 02, 2008

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    suburbanstun May 31, 2012

    how do you get the ps3 to read the update? mine will not recognize my usb.


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Guys, I had the similar issue.this one definitely works. It will work for PS3 4.31 and earlier versions

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Go to security settings and hold L1 R1 select and square..and enter code 2301....

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    panterajoey4 Nov 10, 2012

    If you have a code and you can change the code to what ever setting you want to. Is that fully unlocked? I have version 4.30 demonstration. Some **** traded it to me and I had no clue it was a demo model !!


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To unlock Demo mode. Go to settings/security and enter L1 + R1, Select and Square then enter code for your version OS. v 2.51 is 6258.
This will unlock until you shut off system. You may not have web access if you don't have the latest OS but I don't know the code for anything past version 2.51
Still no permanent unlock solution.

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