so i have 2 ps3's.. both are CECHK-01 80gb models. both have the DIA-002 mobo inside. both hard drives have been formatted on my PC like EVERYONE says to do if you have the endless loop problem. NEITHER of them are working. i CANNOT for the life of me get it to install the 4.31 firmware which is all it will let me put in. it says before i even start to use update data 4.31.
EVERYTIME i try it it ends in failure at around 45% sometimes 43 sometimes 47.. WHAT can i do here.. i am so lost. the PS3 DO NOT load to the XMB.. and im incapable of getting there.
it seems im stuck literally between a fully bricked console and a functioning one. both of which can be used. but my looping one doesnt do a damn thing except want an update and then ERROR..
OH and if it is any help. 9/10 times its error 8002f147.. i even bought an e3 flasher in hopes of solving this. but i cant get a good nor dump if i cant get to the damn XMB.. someone please help me. if i am not descriptive enough please just ask ill give any info i can.
THANK YOU in advance to everyone who gives me feedback