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Originally Posted by jhonnypolak
I've just been through the same thing. However found a much faster and simpler method to fix a console which has a working CFW and a bodged OFW.
Make sure your SBE and SBCE connections are made properly and the trace between points A and B is cut, then follow these instructions:
1) Insert empty microSD card into the flasher (fat32 formatted)
2) Set E3 flasher to: PS3MODE, CFW, BACKUP, microSD, OBFLASH, LOCK
Otherwise: DOWN, UP, UP, DOWN, UP, DOWN.
3) Turn on PS3 and wait for it to get into a stable state whether that is at the cross media bar or in my case it was at the connect PS controller.
4) Press start on the E3 flasher (NOTE: if your firmware is on the latest version on the E3 flasher it will create 3 backup files)
5) Turn off PS3
6) Take the microSD card out of the E3 flasher and put it into your PC/MAC
7) Change the name of one of the files, eg: bkpe31.bin to bkpps3.bin
8) Put the microSD card back into the E3 flasher
9) Set the E3 flasher to: FLASHFUN, OFW, PROG, microSD, PS3FLASH, LOCK
Otherwise: UP, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN
10) Turn on the PS3
11) Press START on the E3 flasher (wait for it to complete the flash and the blue LEDs to blink alternatively)
12) Turn off the PS3
13) Change the E3 settings to: PS3MODE, OFW, PROG, microSD, PS3FLASH, LOCK
Otherwise: DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN
14) Turn on PS3, enjoy
in your guide did you skipped the swap between hdds? because flashing the ps3 in flash fun and pressing start, and without changing hdd ( having cfw one ) and then use DOWN DOWN DOWN DOWN DOWN DOWN seems pretty strange, because making a mistake between switches and hdd may cause problems.
Any help would be appreciated, same thing here, cfw working, ofw shutdowns.