I picked up a couple of old PS3's (old phat type) not working. I know absolutely nothing about PS3's except of course you can play games on them if they are working.
Anyways the first one has the yellow light which I am assuming from reading around is a graphics problem and probably needs a reflow so I have put that one
aside for the time being.
The second one boots to black screen(was originally saying no hard drive found but I removed the hard drive and formatted it) Now it boots to black screen with system
software cannot be run correctly, I press the PS button get the restore menu but all the options just bring me back system software cannot be run correctly screen. Now
I have read about updating the software from usb and thats ok but what I would like to know is what is the best update to download with an option to maybe doing other
things with it later. It is telling me to connect storage media that contains update data of version 3.70 or later so I am assuming that it originally had 3.70 on it before it
stopped working. Thanks for any pointers you can give me and maybe a link to 3.70 firmware to download