I have a friends PS3. He brought it to me after it crashed from a game trying to update the firmware. It appears to mess up the hard drive. So I put the HD in my ps3. I then Formatted it. Then put it back in his and it formatted it. Then the system booted up again.
I downloaded OFW 3.55 & 4.00. I tried to upgrade from USB stick.
v3.55 - After it copies to the HD, the system reboots, then I get some strange O X icons on bottom and a circle with 2 arrows in the upper left. It just sits there. This is what it looked like when he brought it to me.
So I formatted the HD again in my other PS3, then formatted again in the broken PS3.
I tried v4.00 - Same thing after it copies the firmware then reboots, but this time I just get a BLUE SCREEN. The only way to get it working again is to pur the HD in my other PS3 and do the format process again.
I have tried resetting the system to defaults. That didn't help. I tried 2 other Hard Drives. Same problem.
Any ideas what is going on here? I have tried to search for people with the same problem but have not found anything useful.