Guide to add another USB port to PS3
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.
j0nnymofo from PS3hax.net has assembled an easy to follow tutorial to add another USB port to your PS3. Yes, you do need to solder.
Note: This only works on PS3 slim.
This is what he has to say:
Hey all, just added an extra usb port to my ps3 slim and want to share this tutorial of how I did it.
With this mod you will only be able to use one device at a time on the port you modify it is not a true usb hub.
You will need the following:
- A good solder gun.
- A knife or blade
- usb extension lead.
This is how you can open your pS3 slim:
1) This is the location of where I placed the usb port. Its a tight squeeze so be sure to cut in the right place. Try it yourself for the best spot.
2) Using your knife/blade start cutting, once the hole for the usb is cut and your sure it fits you should have something like this (place the power supply for the PS3 back in its place to make sure it fits in):