After flashing my modified dumps then the ps3 would turn on with a green LED and after about 20sec it would go back to standby. No beeps or red LED.
while waiting on my service dongle to come in then I got ahold of an Iphone 3G that a friend had and set it up for the PSFreedom exploit. It didn't work for me after multiple attempts so I just waited for the dongle.
Once I got the dongle in then i turned the PS3 on with out anything connected to the USB and I got the YLOD... I then flashed back the original dump and verified it using progskeet. still YLOD.
I researched YLOD and figured maybe the console was about to have a solder issue with the RSX anyway and all the messing with it caused it to happen. I then reflowed it, no change.
I pulled the heat spreader off the RSX and felt for it and the CELL to heatup when power on a few times and they do... So here is where I am now but could use some advice form some of the experienced ones here.
I had two good dumps from each chip and using devwiki I dont see an issue but maybe I am missing it.
Maybe my data on the dump that pertains to the console keys is still good and I can plug someone elses good data in the other places of the dump?
If anyone wants to verify the dumps for me then you can download at http://www.mediafire.com/?khz39hdjmd4da
all powers supply rails looks good, fan kicks on too
bad harddrive? it acts fine on the PC so I formatted it and also tried another good 1TB drive
rig is not setup correctly when powering on? I connect the power supply, fan, and HDD (may not need HDD connected though?)
I have another CECHE and a CECHB coming in too that each have some issues reading disc but I got cheap so I figure I can fix them and sell them if I can get this unit going.