sorry for the long winded 2nd post. i recently got a 60gb ps3, cecha12 now...
when i boot it up, it automatcally starts trying to update, gets to about 8% then shows the above error code. googling finds other people that have it but no solution and sony support dont have it i their database. (although quite willing for me to pay 200 bucks to find out) i cant get in to the restore or anything from here.
a mate has a ylod, so pulled his hard drive out an put it in mine. boot up, black screen. nothing shows. however i can boot into recovery mode.
the options all reboot into a black screen when selected.(ie dont do anything) except rebuild and restore system state hard drive cannot be accessed. when i choose update firmware, it asks to put a firmware ver 3.10 or higher on a usb.
i do this with a few i have found and it says 'checking' then a serious error has occurred. i have not tried the latest firmware yet because if i can run it with a 3.55 or lower it would be good. however the latest firmware is plan b if need be.
i have tried formatting the old drive to fat32 and tried another 120gb formatted but they boot to a black screen. the machine has not bee opened and all stickers etc are intact.
does anyone have any ideas before i bite the bullet and send to sony? (who will send me a refurbished 120gb slim.. no thanks!)