I followed the tutorial made by TDCroPower2 to the letter .I used the samsung update.bin refered to in that thread to update the E3 flasher .
I was on OFW 4.0,put the 3rd switch up and every other switch down, I put the Micro SD card into the E3-flasher. waited for the XMB pressed the start button.The first time around I had the 1st,2nd and 7th blue led blinking, switched of the PS3 switched it back again and gave it another try after getting to the XMB on screen.The eight led lights started to come on one by one and watched it till the 6th led and went out. When i came back I found the alternate 4 led lights blinking and alternating.
I thought the back up was complete and used the PS3 power button to switch of the unit. took out the micro-sd and put it into the computer to copy the back up and check it using flowrebuilder but did not find any files on the micro sd card(only a text file, no backup file was there) on it, presuming the back up failed I put back the sd card into the E3 flasher and switched on the PS3. There was no display or sound on the TV.
Tried to switch the unit off and the power button was not working, no HDD activity light either. Only way to switch it off is to yank out the power supply or hold down the power button for 15 secs when it turns off. I have the slim ps3 NOR (CECH-2058B- came om 3.41 firmware).
When the unit is switched on with all the E3 flasher buttons down the standby red led of the PS3 turns green, there is no display , sound or blinking of the HDD light.If a Blu ray disc is fed it takes it up, the blue light comes on and you can hear the unit reading the disc.
Have tried the video reset trick.
IS THIS UNIT BRICKED ??? I DO NOT HAVE A BACK UP OF MY CONSOLE AT ALL-NONE OF THE FIRMWARE as i was in the process of getting a dump for the first time,
I am stuck .
Pleeeeeeease help can the unit be restored????