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Help needed! :(
Help needed! :( –
I bought a PS3 without a blu ray player in recently and was in working condition when i got it. It was on v3.41 and found there was an update through the menu which I tried to update. Needless to say it ended up being in the 'update loop' which I couldn't finish. (Kept failing at 71% due to no Blu ray). I tried to put a spare one I had in but found the clip you use to stick the ribbon to the motherboard had been ripped off so without soldering there was no way I could attach it!
Since this, I've wiped the HDD and can now boot to the recovery menu (thankfully!) and tried updating via USB stick with v3.41 + v3.55 Bluray bypass firmware found on this site.
Everytime I try to apply update, it takes about 10mins+ before it pops a message saying "Serious error occured", and a code does appear but can't remember it. Is there anyway I can reinstall A firmware and use this console a media device again?
Sorry for the long post!
The error code it gives might help chief!
Write down any error code you get if poss
Ok, just done what I've tried previously by updating via USB stick and after 15mins it has popped up with;
Originally Posted by PiKeYtRoG
"A serious error has occured.
Contact blah blah blah...
Help is really appreciated as I've only had it for 2days
Last edited by Shaleskin; 01-24-2011 at 02:21 PM.
you can use firmware from this post , use the downgrade firmware from my last few post, read the thread and find youre fix. http://psx-scene.com/forums/f149/who...ll-work-77448/ (Who can make a fix for broken blurays so pkgs will work?)
I had the same problem, clip broke and cable won't hold in place..
solution from some user thanks to him i fixed mine
You need to find some thin plastic (plastic milk bottle etc) and cut a shim to wedge it in place above the ribbon cable when you're sliding it into the socket. Carefully cut it the exact width of the cable. Check my previous posts for slightly more detail or ask me via PM if ya want!
That's all the clip does, wedge it in to keep pressure on it for a good connection. I've repaired numerous PS3's like that.
Make sure to tape everything in place once it works to stop it coming loose.
my solution was 2 pieces of plastic from a dvdspindle , one 0,8 by 2 cm and one of 0,7 and 4 cm, one keeps the grey cable in place, push it strongly in above the cable, then over that piece of plastic you put the other piece and push it it in the openening on both sides, it helps to keep the other plastic in place.
s6, if questions , pleace use the thread i am on
Thanks for the reply.
But for one, that clip you're explaining about isn't there. Previous owner has taken it off completely, I just see burn like metal threads where the small clip used to be. So can never use a blu ray drive with this unless I get a new clip and solder it in...
Also, regardless of what PUP I use through recovery menu, it still gives the same error after 15mins of "searching... please wait" which is the 8002F281 error code. So it doesn't even start trying to install the firmware from the stick...
Anyone have any other suggestions? Also, from the recovery menu, If I choose other options, it'll either give error code as above or it'll reset ps3. Which then turns back on, black screen for 10seconds? then turn off.
Hard disk error. Might be a long shot, but put the hard drive in your PC, make it active/put a partition on it and swap it back to see what happens...
Or zero fill it (guides elsewhere) but it is something hard disk related I think. Are bluray drives sata-based? Could the sata interface be damaged on the board?
Check the hard disk dude. The partition table is corrupted if my memory serves me on this error...
I`d try another HD
Just doing a low level format now, hopefully help the situation!
Originally Posted by PiKeYtRoG
Ok, My previous error was fixed by low level format () but now came across this error while it was formatting/flashing 8002F2E6 which is something to do with the firmware?
Which one of the Blu ray bypass works through recovery menu?