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Post By patmorita
Possible bricked Console? Sorry guys ..
Possible bricked Console? Sorry guys .. –
I'm sure you're tired of helping people, especially from people who signed up just to get some help.
i'm not going to lie. I only ever signed up here to get some help. I'm an adult (if that matters) so I figured I'd be honest. I should have signed up a long time ago though, since I love the scene.. anyway... onto my problem:
I accidentally set my USB stick to "DG" (downgrader) mode ... and then the PS3 was stuck in service mode. I was on 3.41 firmware.
I think I used the wrong file (file #1, not #2..) to get out of Service mode .. waited for about 15 minutes, then I shut the PS3 down myself.
When I try to power on, the PS3 stays on for about 3 seconds and just shuts itself off.
I tried fooling around a little more .. I tried putting #1 + modified PUP file on the stick, and now the PS3 stays "on" (the light is green" but I have no image on the screen. AND it isn't/wasn't blinking like before, when i guess, trying to downgrade/upgrade; I'm at a total loss.)
I tried putting #2 on the stick and trying that again .. PS3 stays on (green light) but nothing happening.. screen is black. Tried plugging in old cables, because maybe the HDMI reset or something .... no luck. Light stays green on the PS3, dosn't blink and is just 'stuck' there.
Anyone who can help me get this working, I'd gladly "donate" some money via PayPal .. if that is even any incentive at all. I appreciate everything in advance..
try to do the downgrad process again and reflash the fw you had (3.41 i guess) not the modified fw when you only use to downgrade from 3.55....
look if with your dongle in psgrade mode and the power eject cycle you can enter service mode, DONT MESS WITH THE FILES, USE THE PROPER ONES. Do this: DISCONNECT THE PS3 FROM THE POWER CABLE/TURN OFF THE BACK SWITCH. PUT THE DONGLE/DEVICE TO DOWNGRADE IN THE PORT NEAREST TO THE BLURAY DRIVE. CONNECT THE PS3 OR TURN THE BACK SWITCH ON. DO THE POWER EJECT THING. LET IT TURN OFF ITSELF. NOW PUT IN A USB FLASH DRIVE (FAT32 FORMATED) THE PROPER FILE 1 SELF AND A 3.41 OfW (use the same usb port). IF THIS DOESN'T WORK TRY WITH A 3.15 OFW.
IF IT WORKED, THE PS3 IS TURN OFF BY ITSELF IN NO MORE THAN 5 MINUTES. AND YOU CAN EXIT SERVICE MODE WITH THE FILE 2 ELF....just keep trying PUPs if you dont remember what was the FW flashed after this mess. (if you where indeed in 3.55 or used the modified 3.41 by mistake, well try it too)
also, dont worry about the no signal of the video, this process can be done "blindly" (if the console is not fully bricked of course) the important thing is to be able to enter service mode and start the reflashing.
Thank you. Your help combined with searching the internet worked. Everything is all working again. I appreciate it!