PS3 TEST console

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    I'm trying to find info on a ps3 console that has TEST on the panel right below the PlayStation 3 letters. the system was bought brand new years ago from walmart or best buy. I was told it has the debug feature but I have looked and it don't. Whats the deal any help would be great. it has CECHA01 please help
     
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    are you sure it says Cecha01 and not Decha01?

    i think it runs dex firmware and should have debug menu under network settings menu. (maybe need button combo--try qa flag combo if its not there.

    i dont think it is the ps3 with double memory but we can be sure if you can confirm model number.

    btw i dont think it came from a store. this is the kind of ps3 that was used to test games. its not a retail model.
     
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    PS3 TEST aka DECHA00A was never sold, only used by companies to test PS3 compatibility with AV equipment and games. It runs DEX firmware not CEX and is internally identical to the CECHA01 with the exception of HDCP disable option on HDMI
     
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    yea you aren't buying no dech at Walmart man, someone put the cover from a test unit on a cech a01 is all. Still id buy an a01 just for the case part....
     
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    lol yeah i didnt think about swapping the case lid.
     
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    serial # CE222017039-CECHA01

    this is another number on the side of the panel 7721508CECHA01
     
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    Its a cech a01 buddy. Take a pic of it, but like I said some one probably just swapped the outer shell from a dech a01 onto yours. Still a cool piece to have, and with cfw you can have debug options if you so desire
     
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    I bought this brand new I never changed the panel. I did restore back to factory settings would that have caused it to lose something? in the past I did play ps2 games on it. we payed good money for it way back maybe $400-600.
     
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    also whats the meaning of A01
     
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    A = the model 01= is the region so thats US/Canada

    take photos of the console and labels for better proof.

    i dont think the US did a debug console either was always 00 so should only be japans??
     
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    its an original retail ps3 (fully ps2 backwards compatable + wifi). somebody just changed the plastic lid for one from debug (or painted it on lol).
     
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    DECHA00A is USA debug DECHA00J is Japan debug
     
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    the label on the back says it was made in japan
     
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    pic
     

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    another pic
     

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    Looks like any other launch model ps3 that I've ever seen. It just a retail cech a01, that is the first model of ps3 to release in the states. Where is the pic of the front at?
     
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    more pics. I still don't know how TEST was put on it? I bought it new
     

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    is this unit considered backwards compatible?
     
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    Yes, A and B models have hardware backwards compatibility and C models are half software half hardware.

    It's pretty weird that you have "Test" on the outer shell but the serial number says it is retail.. Maybe this is a display model meant for demonstration...?

    There's deffo more to this story.... Mainly how did it end up in a Walmart/BestBuy, especially as you bought the console new...
     

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