[Answered] PS3 help with downgrade?
Hi to all I downgraded my ps3 all went well call to xbm all and a mate tried to downgrade from 3.70 and I didn't know he put the dongle in power and eject then he said he put the files on ps3 and bricked my console I know it's wrong but he didn't and now when I flashed a patched bios dump all went well and stuff.
will tristate soldered of course then put dongle in power and eject files on USB ect I had know errors on USB but when I turn ps3 on I get no xbm but I get hard drive activity ect just no display I can put in fsm but still no display. what can I do please help me?
Ok to just recap on this...
Console has YLOD (bricked apparently) regardless of whether NOR Tristate is grounded? This indicates a hardware fault (not related to the flash)
Program the original backup flash (that was working) then read it back onto the SD card - compare the 2 files with hexeditor - any differences mean the backup isn't being written properly which takes us back to the clip seating.
I personally repair consoles and have done for some time - a reflow will fix a lot of consoles if:
a) its done properly with the right equipment (not a hot air gun or in the oven...)
b) if the console hasn't been mauled by a previous "modder" or owner
Yes reballing the console is a sure way to repair it but no need to throw YLOD's in the bin. People still buy them don't you know?