Hello guys, I have came into the possession of a "bricked" ps3 with a bad bluray and no hdd. It supposedly was bricked due to an incomplete 3.56 update. The console turns on, Blinks the blue led, then goes back to standby. I can get it into recovery mode, but all of the options end up restarting the console and then it going back to standby.
I put in a 80 gig Toshiba HDD and put the 3.56 update data on a flashdrive. I then boot into the recovery and try to update the system.
The system formats the drive, and the restarts going into this update screen and (almost instantly) says then the data is corrupted with the error code 8002F157.
I know the file is fine since I put this same HDD and flashdrive into my second working fine PS3 and it goes through the whole process perfectly.