I have a faulty 80GB unit that I am hoping you can help me with. I bought it from eBay as the seller said that the only thing wrong with it was the blu-ray FFC cable was broken. In actual fact, the connector on the mobo was broken. So I replaced this and proceeded.
The console powers up, reads the HDD, waits for a bit, reads the HDD again and then shuts down. It does not load the recovery menu, it beeps twice, but then shuts down after reading the HDD the second time. Examination of the 80GB HDD revealed a single NTFS partition which I removed and deleted the MBR.
I obtained an E3 Reader (as a member on here said they had success with consoles in a similar state). When inserted, the E3 turns blue, but then undergoes the same symptoms outlined above. I've tried various firmwares and Lv2diag's all with no change whatsoever.
I've recently found out from the seller, that it has/had 3.55 Kmeaw on it.
Is there anything I can do, or without the HDD (as this has been completely erased) is it done-for?