Hi guys, I'm new to the forums and have created my account explicitly from this wretched machine I have. Ok so, I got it from a buddy of mine who worked at bestbuy. It is an 80gb KIOSK machine (CECHE01).
Apparently he tried hard drive swapping or some type of "trick" to convert it to retail. Fast forward 2 years later its been sitting in my closet ever since with the 5 beep brick. It had something like 2.20 fw on it before but not 100 % but I am certain the firmware was so old it didn't have recovery mode. He salvaged it for the blu ray drive and broke the mobo connector in the process. Hard drive was removed too.
I began today by putting the pl3 rockbox tool on my rockbox'ed iphone 5g video. I started the thing up, lights up green, no beeps, and stays on forever. I repeated this a few times and would occasionally get the 5 beeps then shut down. So I continued anyways not knowing if it was in FSM. I put JaicraB's patched lv2self to ignore the missing Bluray drive.
I also put the 3.41 KIOSK updat.pup on the memory stick. No logs from it or anything. Where am I going wrong? I would love to convert it to retail but first I need to get something up on the screen. The hard drive I threw in it has some random crap on it, I figure the ps3 would format it anyways. All I have hooked up is the PSU and power eject board.