RSOD after Firmware Update
I also have a Red Screen error on boot.
It occured after a firmware update to 3.55.
I assumed it was due to a defective blu ray board.
Replaced the drive and board. Then Re-Married the boards by downgrading to 3.15.
Whilst still in safe mode i was getting FW updates succesful but booting to RSOD.
Very odd i thought.
So i zeroed out my HDD and used recovery mode to attempt to fix HDD.
This took ages and didnt resolve squat.
I also whilst i was tinkering resorted the thermal paste and tidied up the inside of the console as it was belfing.
My only other hope is a replacement HDD but i have tried the drive in other PS3's and a PC and it performs well so i am going to say its not the HDD.
Any where else i should consider looking?
[P.S Links to guide are dead so if they contain info i would love a quick read to see if i am barking up the wrong tree]
Coxy, what you describe as links are files on my fileserver. That is why it is important that you ask your own question, so that we see that someone else is needing some help. All you have to do is click on the"Ask a question" on the right side of this screen. Right now it looks like you are answering an older question. Anyhow Here are the Service manuals. Just remember that these are board level manuals, definitely helpful if you know what to look for. Good Luck and it looks like you got your hands full to get it going. What step at a time...;-) Part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4
oldturkey03, 2 days ago
I am having a look at those manuals - thankyou very much. Do you have any for the Software side as i noticed USB Activity moments before RSOD [literally seconds] And i am able to utilise service mode selction prior to boot as well. Service mode RSOD's too though
How can i get an FTP server to start with GAME OS booting?
I literally get approx 1 sec from the USB active light when booting to a wonderful RSOD.
Also discovered i still have access to the inbuilt recovery.
Tried all options - including the update via mass storage one.
Still a RSOD :-s
I can get into service mode - it just doesn't boot to XMB.
I am able to check FW Versions due to the recovery mode asking for FW3.15 or later. [i am now on 3.15]
Difference in booting when in service mode is, i get to see the start of the PS3 "wave" unlike retail mode where i see nothing just RSOD.
I have now up/downgraded to all "safe" firmwares.
i am now getting myself more confused and i am leaning towards a hardware issue - e.g the software doing a check during boot and the check failing BAM - RSOD.
It would be helpful if i could get the order of the checks from somewhere or even a diagnostics tool that outputs to text file like the service mode updater. Mind you that would be the holy grail really :D
Is this a good question?