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Accidentally formatted hard drive running CFW 3.55 Cobra -- black screen
Accidentally formatted hard drive running CFW 3.55 Cobra -- black screen –
EDIT: I have a PS3 Slim - CECH-2501A
I had Cobra installed (with purchased USB) and running CFW 3.55 successfully no problem. I formatted my hard drive by taking it out of the PS3 and hooking it up via USB to Sata and it formatted fine. I made it a FAT32 partition and stuck it back in my PS3. Then I tried to boot it but cannot get video or audio... on any cables -- HDMI, Component, or RCA. I tried the video reset trick as well as recovery mode -- neither provides video or anything promising.
I assumed maybe it was a coincident and the RSX chip became loose on the board so I had the PS3 reflowed by a friend who has done it two times and been successful each time -- no luck.
My question is, is it possible that NOT REVERTING BACK TO OFW 3.55 before formatting the PS3 in my PC could have cause the issues I'm seeing? Keep in mind I started on kmeaw 3.55 and quickly got Cobra FW with USB. Then forgot to get OFW 3.55 before formatting.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
it shouldnt of caused a problem like that really as iv done it myself and never had any problems with a slim or have you say about sound and video not displaying and you have tried recovery mode did it show anything on screen at all with recovery mode at all and did you hear all the beeps for recovery. do you have access to a dongle that can be used to try get into factory service mode see if anything is displayed then?
I tried recovery mode and yes I get the quick double beep but nothing displayed on the screen from any output including stock cables. I have a Cobra dongle which has a firmware downgrade function, how might I use it besides putting it in and booting the PS3.
I followed the instructions for Cobra but it only sits at a solid blue light. Keep in mind the hard drive is only giving a single LED flash at boot time and then no more activity period.
I never see any green light sadly. Are there alternatives for getting into factory service mode?
Tried these instructions:
Power off your PS3.
Insert Cobra USB in the PS3. Make sure that it is in factory service mode (switch in right position).
Turn on PS3 and press eject quickly.
Blue and green ledís of Cobra will flash while booting, green led will be the final led on success. If you are on a regular ofw or cfw, the console will shut down. If you are on cobra CFW, the console will continue booting normally (unless it is semibricked, in that case it will stay on forever). In both cases, donít worry, despite that, the PS3 flag that sets factory service mode will have been written, just shutdown your PS3 manually and next time you will be in factory service mode.
You are now in factory service mode. Donít connect Cobra USB while in factory service mode. You can find tutorials on the internet to perform operations like downgrade, exiting factory service mode, etc.
i take it that doesnt show anything on screen then either seems to be a strange 1 keep an eye out on this thread you have made im sure someone else may have an idea for you to try another thing you could try is phone sony up obviously dont mention cfw but just say you had a problem with hdd so you bought a new hdd and this is the result they may give some info on what to try. maybe disconnect hdd again format it and try again may sound stupid but i have seen threads where similar things have happened
Hold up, are you saying that if I had a bad format or just bad luck with my hard drive I would get any display?? It would just stay black? I took the hard drive out and booted it and I never got anything on screen that way too, but that could make sense because it wasnt a PS3 format but a full low-level format.
But please answer the question above to the best of your ability -- I'm infinitely curious!
If so....... I should try another hard drive. I can't believe a reflow didn't work.
Swapped in a freshly formatted 500GB which was formatted and partitioned as FAT32 with a different format tool (Easeus Partition Manager this time) -- no luck.