PS3 40GB phat 3.55 update error! Help!
Been a member for around 10 years since the PS2 mem card exploit and HD Loader etc searched these forums and google for hours but not getting anywhere. So I need some help please!
Bought a second hand PS3 phat 40GB, seems in good condition, fan is really quiet so doesnít seem like a overheating issue or ylod. Been working great for about a month with 3.55 kmeaw. But recently started randomly turning off with flashing red light. Seems really strange because it can be left sitting at the menu or playing a video file for ages without a problem. Been playing SBK 2011 from internal HDD and after about 20 mins it will come up saying disc read error, You can quit the game and go back to XMB and its fine but as soon as you turn the PS3 off, if you try to turn it back on straight away it just beeps with red light flashing, I really donít think its overheating otherwise fan would be going mad wouldnít it? Iím thinking maybe corrupt nand or something, weird as like I said only red lights if you turn the PS3 off then try to turn it back on. You have to wait about 30 mins then its fine but same thing happens if you try to play a game again.
Anyway so I decided might be corrupt HDD or something so used the format HDD option in XMB menu, it got to 100% but then PS3 turned itself off with blinking red light, just from format in XMB! Surely cant be heat related. Was thinking it was HDD so took it out and formatted with PC, put it back in and PS3 starts with a black screen saying PS3 cannot start, plug in USB with PS3 firmware update on it and press start and select.
Iíve tried this with 3.55 OFW, 3.55 kmeaw, 3.56 OFW and 3.60 OFW but all say corrupted data when installing so Iím stuck in this semi-bricked state. Iíve even tried a different HDD from another PS3 and another HDD from a laptop they all say corrupted data with the 800 series error.
Any ideas to what I can do? Would downgrading work? Not sure if I can even get to the recovery menu (not tried yet) but would doubt it if a normal start comes to the black screen saying ps3 cannot start.
Any help would be appreciated.