Quote from TB website
Keep in mind I have a real TB dongle. Last night I was attempting to pull the eboot and param.sfo from Spider-Man Edge Of Time TB disc using Comgenie's file manager. The files were corrupted and unuseable but it took several attempts to pull the files. I tried to turn off my ps3 and it froze. I had to pull the power cord to shut it off.A warning to those considering or having already purchased a True Blue clone: we have previously implemented special anti-clone technology in the True Blue firmware which accurately detects clones and when such a clone is detected, will activate one of several effects at random intervals, such as erasing the internal PS3 HDD
Today when I turned my PS3 on there were no access lights on the front of the system and the PS3 wouldn't turn on. The power light came on but that was it. I had to go into recovery menu to get anything to come up on screen. Luckily I still had Rebug 3.55.2 on one of my external drives. Everything seems to be working now. I've gone back to TB firmware and checked around and nothing seems to have been deleted.
My question is this - from the quote above does anybody think this could have been one of their anti-clone measures. Again, I have a real TB. I've pulled it apart and checked the PCB board. I'm thinking it was either a false positive or there was a check in place that caught me trying to pull the eboot off of one of their discs. Any thoughts? (I have no interest in getting responses about pro-TB/anti-TB - keep it to the subject at hand)