I got a good read of my ps3 slim nor
its a cech 2001a dy board 120gb 4.25 ofw
when i flipped on the switches down to start restore and got a sd card error, i reseted it and then i got different bad connection errors
then i notice my ps3 stopped botting up the light turn green , but i have a usb ps3 controller and it does not light up like it only has
so i must have bricked it, i used search and found info about it
im going to wait until i get some wire before i mess with it
i got a 100 foot ethernet cable coming in the mail, i bought it incase i decide to solder the linker
i saw this ... E3 - PS3 Development Wiki
and i have this pdf guide ... E3 FLASHER repair method if console bricked
i have searhce for a little while using the search button and read other threads about other ps3 e3 flasher bricked but i still have questions
my slim was on 4.25 ofw, this was in the guide "E3 FLASHER repair method if console bricked"
what does this mean if im on 4.25 ofw ?
Restore the backup bios to your PS3 if ps3 bricked on 3.73fw, you need restore the 3.73 bios
If ps3 bricked on 3.55fw, you need restore the 3.55 bios
and this guide " E3 - PS3 Development Wiki "
it says ... Patch your bkpps3.bin with Rogero's PS3 Nor Dump Patcher v0.01 or patch it manually (Do not accidentally patch the byte-reversed version after validating).
i guess its saying make sure you patch your original bkpps3.bin, no problem original is all i have
i downloaded the PS3 Nor Dump Patcher v0.01 and looked at the cmd program for a second, im still waiting on wire so not gonna mess with it yet
it said something about after patching then drag and drop it onto .exe for downgrading patches, that part is that for incase someone wants to acomplish the task of downgrading their ps3 without the use of a service mode dongle ?
i have a dongle and i dont know if i want to make things any more complicated than they have to be until i get my ps3 un bricked
and un bricking is possible without soldering 50 places if i still want try to use the nor clip, correct ?, i can still use the clip to un brick and just solder the one spot on the clip, correct ?
any help is appreciated :-pray:
We need a bit more info to go on, a ps3 shouldnt just wake up one day and just brick you had to have been tinkering with something. What was the last thing you were doing before this happened? It could be a YLOD but I dont think ive heard of that happening on a slim correct me if im wrong
i bricked my ps3 after i read the nor back up, i bricked it while trying do restore that is what a video i was watching said it was, all switches down on e3 flasher for restore and then i bricked
Slims can get YLOD I reflowed my friend's about a year ago. He had no airflow going to the system it overheated then YLOD so if your a dumbass like my friend i guess you could YLOD any system even a super slim
Originally Posted by phazonknight
Hmm, if it really is bricked im stumped since you bricked it on a ofw to downgrade you wouldnt have gotten a backup copy of your NAND to do a recovery which I would have recommended. Can the ps3 turn on? can you see anything on the screen?
Originally Posted by clay.
Use BwE's NOR patcher instead of Rogero's. I'm not an E3 owner but I believe I read you should do a restore to a brick with "Fun mode" -- first switch on and rest off IIRC. I would exhaust all other possible ways to restore before wiring in the E3.