Thread: PS3 randomly RSOD'd help?
10-11-2012 #1BluRay Guest
PS3 randomly RSOD'd help?
Turned it own today and got a RSOD. Tried reinstalling Rebug 3.55.2, no luck, I managed to reinstall the CFW but still got RSOD. The last thing I did on my PS3 was put Portal 2 in it using FTP, 2 days ago. The game worked fine with the eboot fix, I played it for a few hours.
Any idea of what happened or how to fix it?
Its a PS3 Slim and I've been using it for 2 years.
10-11-2012 #2niwakun Guest
try replace it with a working hard drive, see if it works.
10-11-2012 #3BluRay Guest
I have a friend with a PS3 on FW 4.21, If I borrow his HD, I can just format it and use it on my PS3 right? If that doesn't work, any other idea? Is there a chance my PS3 got bricked beyond repair?
10-12-2012 #4BluRay Guest
Assuming the HDD thing doesn't work, I would like to try this RSOD Fix:
- Copy the .self in this release to the root of a USB flash drive.
- Rename the file to Lv2diag.self.
- Place the flash drive in the right most USB port.
- Toggle FSM.
- Boot PS3
- During FSM boot, the Lv2diag.self will execute.
Is there actually any method of getting into FSM on a RSOD PS3?
10-12-2012 #5racer0018 Guest
You can use any sata laptop hard drive. The ps3 will format the hard drive for you.
10-12-2012 #6pandulce1 Guest
If the HDD swap doesn't work for you, try searching for FactoryServiceMode_Lv2diag_RSOD.rar. You should find the archive (or file) and instructions on how to use it. This is said to be the best and safest way to fix a RSOD PS3 (as far as I know), but it didn't work for me. I ended up using 355-NOTHEROS-RSOD.PUP and rsodfix.gnpdrm.pkg, which I read should not be used because there is a high chance of perma-bricking your console. Read up on that and if you do decide to try it, do it as a last resort.
This is what I did.
1. Installed 355-NOTHEROS-RSOD.PUP from the RECOVERY MENU.
2. Installed rsodfix.gnpdrm.pkg from XMB.
3. Ran rsodfix. (the instructions say to reboot the PS3 after this but I didn't)
4. Installed Rogero CFW from XMB.
I didn't think it would work, but it did. The RSOD reappeared two weeks later so I had to repeat the process, but it hasn't happened since.
You should be able to toggle FSM with an E3 Card Reader. I bought one just for that same reason, although I have a phat PS3 so I don't know if there are any compatibility issues with the slim.