[Answered] PS3 RSOD and no way to enter FSM to fix help?
I have a serious problem (I guess). I have a Phat PS3. I have a RSOD and if I want to go into the FSM to do fix it my PS3 just shuts down after the 2 beeps. I don't think it is my hardware because before I get the RSOD it is as if it wants to start. I can see the initial screen and the wave and goes to RSOD after. I can also turn off the PS3 with the Controller (see the screen to select controller or PS# power off)
One other thing is that I had the PS3 ultimate ware on it. This is the screen I see when it starts up (Black back ground, the wave and the "transformaer" sound) No menu though. and then RSOD.
I tried the PSP downgrade ...no dice. Is there anyway I can get the FSM back? I don't care if I need to rest or flash from scratch.
P.S. I also performed a low level format of my HHD and even reformatted it to FAT32 on my PC. SSDD.
Thanks in advance for showing me the right direction.
Ok Last update. Again Patience is virtue. So I left the LV2 (part 2) in long enough for the second time (thought the first time was to short) and it did turn off. I turned it back on and I had a black screen then RSOD. I tried to go into recovery mode and it did react to the double beep. but it said: "Cannot start. The correct HDD was not found"
Then I found that my HDD was not seated well. No wonder I got a black screen the PUP was not loaded. Anyway I reseated the HDD and went in the RM. E voila. I was back in the menu of the RM. I proceeded to update with the same PUP. Had to reformat the HDD but that was done already so did not lose anything. I'm back in business. Thanks a lot guys to point me in the right direction. I really appreciate it. (Duh no need of an new PS3 now)
Thanks again gents. Play on !!