[Answered] Ps3 Bricked help?
Hello, I've been searching everyday for the past two week, and I still haven't found a solution (besides buying a new one or sending it to Sony). My problem is that when I was updating my uncles's PS3 to 3.55 (prepping it for kmeaw) it got stuck in an update loop, I then panicked and searched the internet for an answer.
I read on a post that I needed to put the HDD into another PS3 and format it then put it back into the original and it would work. So I proceeded to do this and once I formatted it and placed it back into the original PS3 and I got nothing. A blank screen of nothing, no XMB, no update loop, nothing.
I read another post that this is the one thing I wasn't suppose to do, that it would have been saveable if I had not done this (because now I know it was because the blu-ray drive wasnt fitted properly). So now I have been searching again hoping there is something I can do, the firmware is (was?) pre-recovery mode so I can't use it (I don't know the exact firmware, 2.31 or something).
Also I tried different wires, HDMI wires, holding the power button to reset the video, trying different HDDs, and nothing). It's FAT CECHE01 model (if that helps) and I'm stumped on this. Anyone have any input on this? Or are my only options sending it to Sony or throwing it in the garbage? Thnx
You don't need to do a complete format, just use a USB caddy (if you have one) to initialise the drive under Windows, or create new partition under Linux. Only the MBR needs to be changed for the PS3 to detect it as an un-formatted drive.
If you don't have a USB caddy, you could put it into a compatible laptop, boot from a Linux live-CD and format it that way.