[Answered] Blank blue screen when starting PS3 help?
When I start my PS3, I hear a beep from my speakers and I am then presented with a blue screen. If I then hit the PS button on the controller followed by 'X,' for A moment I see a screen that has the options "Yes" and "No" on it, and then it is just a black screen.
When I go into the recovery menu and select option three "Restore File system," It gives me error 8001002B. I took the original 80GB hard drive out and did a full format as exFAT in Windows 7.
I do not have a solid yellow light at any time. This all started occurring after going from the otherOS firmware to stock 3.55. When it was in the process of flashing to OFW 3.55 it gave me a HDD error I believe.
Have you run any emulators lately? I think I read that a PSP emulator bricked some PS3's months ago with that same code, but forgive me if I am wrong.
For your error code 8002F271 it looks like you may of formated it at exfat and not fat32 full, like I have read you should do. I have in the past just stuck any drive in my ps3 NTFS of FAT32 and its happy to format it, but never tride exfat.
Last edited by daveshooter; 05-18-2011 at 08:54 AMReason: Automerged Doublepost
I did not use a PSP emulator. I will be trying a full FAT32 and if that doesn't work I will try running seatools on it and a couple of other things. I have I will also try using another drive shortly.
Low leveling the drive did not really change anything. I also tried another drive, but it was questionable and I will have a know good drive to test shortly. I am curious, if I get an E3 reader, will it allow me to get into service mode even though I cannot boot into the gameOS environment?
Also what is the best jig device or are there better methods to gain service mode access now? If need be, I am able to make my own jig device, but I want to know what the best route is.
Last edited by shadowers; 05-19-2011 at 01:00 PMReason: Automerged Doublepost
I have an E3, and that is what most used to go into service mode, but since there isn't a real good reason to downgrade anymore I don't think much has been done in that area since then. Before you try that, attempt to reinstall the firmware from the recovery menu. I had a slim give me some trouble similar to what you are describing and reinstalling the CFW from the recovery menu solved the issue.
If that doesn't work you can try service mode to install the FW again.