Originally Posted by Seņor_Striatum
Really? This is good to know. Looks like he may have several problems then. Thanks for the info. I got a lot to consider now and finally have the console. YLOD fix will be first then perhaps a logic board remarry.
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I recall having read about a mfw that bypasses the logic board. Do u or anyone know anything about this or Im incorrect?
EDIT: after briefly reading seems u can bypass the bd but not the logic board. Would love to be corrected though...
When you try to update firmware with a broken or not present logic board, you get update loop with error 8002F14E. The BD bypass firmware only allows you to not get that error and update properly without a board, it does not make the PS3 work without it.
The rest of the BD (motors, sensors and lens) doesn't matter, the hypervisor and firmware updater only check the BD logic board.
PS3 Slim CECH-3004A 160GB (500GB)
PS2 Slim SCPH-70004 - FMCB 1.8b