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I am in the same boat as reeso3000 with my older PS3. No downgrade or upgrade procedure currently available resolves the Red Screen from showing up. You can access recovery mode but the RSOD always comes back. I like the idea of a jailbreak dongle actually loading firmware without every having to boot from flash to see if we can get past the RSOD but I would have no idea how to accomplish that.
RSOD is caused by too many bad blocks on your nand or hardware failure,You need a nand eraser/format app to be able to fix this but that will not guaranty success either. Currently there are no apps that support nand format/eraser and trying other things or flashing(upgrading/downgrading similar things) will further worsen your demise, cause you keep on writing on your nand.So please refrain from trying out stuff until a nand flasher/eraser/format/ or a working solution is out.
Being impatient is really a whole new world compared to being desperate....
Ye either that or an app that could re-map the blocks like done with the 360 nand. I have been pretty patient till now waiting for any possible way of writing to the nand so when the downgrade became possible it seemed like it could work but saddly it seems it does't no matter what you do :S it must be still attempting to write vital info to bad blocks or as you say a hardware failure at least thats how it seems :s
Originally Posted by quincyarc
ok, here is an idea which I'm going to try soon (next few weeks).
Desolder NAND chip from ylod ps3 solder to rsod one. Run psgrade to put in the factory mode and run update.
Question to folks who have more experience in fixing ps3's:
Did anyone tried that? I'm not asking if people think it will work, I wonder if anyone tried this.
bad blocks are handled by the system itself.
Originally Posted by reeso3000
if your getting RSOD because of a bad block, its because there are too many bad blocks and the reserved area is used up.. that or the ps3 isnt aware of the bad blocks in which case your idea may work if you could remap them manually...
Today I replaced the NAND chip on my rsod ps3 with some spare I had from scrapped console.
Plugged it in, plugged psgrade dongle, turned on, was happy like a small kid when saw green light (good sign). But that was about it. Nothing else worked, I mean even the donsgle didn't worked. No power going into usb ports.
I don't think I ****ed up somewhere, everything looks clean, but ps3 is not getting 5v (hdd is not working as well). Before it was grand.
seems RSOD is getting more and more ...my ps3 got RSOD too...
nand is keyed to the cpu as well so u gotta vacuum out the cpu and reball...youre better off fixing the ylod over the rsod lol...
Originally Posted by docentore
sitting on like 20 rsod ps3s in my shop...lol
I knew thats the case, but with downgrade there is plenty of factors that are unknown - i.e. people loosing br, ppl reporting drive being paired with ps3 etc.
Originally Posted by ewde1
That was the reason if anyone tried it before, just wanted to check if it will fix it.
Next step: original nand chip dump (waiting on tsop56 adaptor from fleabay) and flashing spare one. I will report results when finished!
happy new year everyone!
hi, i have the same 5 beeps, how did you get it to load in service mode again en install the 3.15, ( os it only the pup on a stick or must it be in a folder ps3 and then in folder UPDATE, can you explain to me please, i am getting tyred of opening my ps3 for the battery
Originally Posted by CPUfailure
I use a pskey, if i want to go in service mode, must i change the key to downgrade by changing the bin on it.