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PS3 Update Loop & Now Bricked

Discussion in 'PS3' started by ReferMan, Jan 11, 2012.

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    Thanks in advance for any help. My blu ray drive died last year, and I was using my old 80 gig PS3 basically for streaming media to the tv. I went ahead and bought a new one. Anyway, remember the long outage last year? It was around that time. The first big update that came out after that was over, I was not thinking and tried to update my system. Got to about 98% and started looping around and around. No matter what I did, could not get it to stop, so I took the HDD out and put in my new PS3 thinking it would reformat, which it did, and that it would hopefully reformat again when I put it back in my broken one and work. Since then, it has been dead. Will not start up, just shuts right back off. If I hold the power button I can get to the system restore, but then it tells me the HDD cannot be accessed. I found a thread about opening the command prompt with the HDD connected to the PC and diskpart, clean, partition, etc...I am not getting the error "HDD cannot be accessed any more", but when I put an SD card with the latest PS3 update in in to update it just says "checking" forever and does nothing. Anyone had any problems with this and can help me out? Thanks again!
     
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    Ok, I take that back that it "checks" the SD card forever, it finally stopped with an error code of 8002F281. Gonna research a little and see if I can find out what that's about.
     
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    I've only done a quick google search and I think the only way is to use a downgrader/unbricker. A few dongles do this
     
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    I know I sound like a noob, but is a dongle just a USB thumb drive with some type of software on it to access PS3 service mode? Searching google myself, but can't find anything very clear yet. Have found a tutorial here:http://psx-scene.com/forums/f118/hot-how-unbrick-your-ps3-73022/ that refers to having a jig that is needed to enter service mode. Not sure what a jig is either...
     
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    When I have tried to update my PS3 with the SD card it says it wants v3.60 or later. All jailbreak dongles that I am finding are for 3.55...
     
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    $ony's term is a jig.
    And no it isnt just a usb memory stick, it's a whole other set of components inside.

    A few jailbreak dongles do allow downgrading, you'll have to look which are still available and which ones do downgrade from 3.60
     

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