The factory mode only looks for the files in the one USB port.
It still seems very much like a state I had a PS3 in (I bought it bricked from eBay)... when I had it in factory mode.
At any rate, I would suspect the next step is to either sell it for parts, or buy a matching model for parts and start exchanging components.
Well, I went ahead and tried the reflow. Waiting for the 2nd side to cool down, and I'll post results once I get'r back together.
I did notice some sticky residue on one side of the board... cleaned it up as best I could. I think the previous owner spilled beer in it or something, in which case it may just be toast :(
edit1: It's toast! No change whatsoever from before reflowing. It is a nice looking doorstop, however ;)
edit2: WOO-HOO! I just scored another B/C PS3 with a bad laser for 40 bucks! This is getting addictive!
edit3: And... it's another CECHE01. The BD drive was totally ****ed, but the controller card was good. I swapped it onto the drive from this bricked 60GB, and it's rocking BluRays and Little Big Planet! It's even on 3.41, so JB time!
because i finally found a fully working & spinning drive but now it keeps on
spinning and lens is alright and still that clock swirling.
But NO Disc appears in the xmb... :facepalm:
I guess we gotta wait untill someones makes an opensource app that would re-marry our Logic Boards... :p
Hello guys, I appreciate the time you all have taken to reply to topics in this thread.
I need an opinion on my PS3 Slim. I'm pretty sure I know the answer but I figured I would check with the experts.
I bought a PS3 slim from a guy for $60 with a 320 GB hdd. He said it was "stuck in an update loop".
So I took it home figuring it would be a pretty easy fix (yeah right). It was freezing at around 40% or so and throwing the error 8002F14E.
I downloaded the newest firmware from Sony (3.41 I think), put it on a FAT32 USB stick and took out the HDD and reformatted it in windows.
I slapped the HDD back in and the PS3 detected it immediately and formatted it. I was able to get to the recovery console and had it update from the USB.
It threw the same error and froze at the same place. So I took it apart and checked all of the cables, the ribbon cables looked really good but I tested all the connectors on the ribbon cables and they were fine. I put it all back together but left the battery out overnight. It still froze.
I started testing components and powering up the PS3. I could see the Blu Ray drive getting power, and the laser centering itself and powering up, but then it would stop, it wouldn't spin and the laser wouldn't move or check for disc. At that point I figured the control board was bad. I checked some components and found a resistor that appeared to be throwing infinity ohms.
So I ordered a new control board of the same model and desoldered the 8 pin flash that contains the "married" hash and put it on the new blu ray board.
It STILL throws the same error.
The only thing I haven't tried is pulling the CMOS but I think at this point it's pointless.
Anyone else have any thoughts? This has been driving me crazy! :crazy:
@ wats6831, you should try the service/factory mode and reflash the FW...
or maybe downgrade and try to flash again new FW or just use service mode and exit it
after you done flashing new Fw...
whatever you should try that stuff i posted here, it gave some good results
to a lot people that wanted to unbrick their systems...
if you have another dongle that does the downgrade stuff you'll be alright too, i guess.
Also if you do that trick, never ever upgrade FW while in service mode i mean when the xmb shows that red rectangle...
never upgrade the usual way by using updating function in settings menu.
Will your instructions work for a PS3 Phat with a faulty BD Drive, that is stuck in an update loop. I think it was on an early firmware version 3.x.
The reason that I ask is that I have seen post that state not to try an update the firmware using the Downgrade stuff, including your own post.
Is there anywhere to read up more on this, I don't think I understand the process well enough, still trying to figure it all out.