Originally Posted by nzie
E3 card reader kinda ****. Some people having similar problem too. The solution is to take off E3 stuff and connect HDD directly. If it not work you may need another downgrade dongle ;p
and others say that the dongle you use matters. But in my experience and my research, is not true.
Basically it is like this:
And wala fsm.
I have read many threads saying that psp is crap to use for a fsm dongle. But that is what I use and has never failed me.
Except for on 1 ps3 that the usb ports go dead when my e3 flasher is installed.
I have used it to remarry drives, fix RSOD, and downgrade.
So from my experience, I believe that as long as the dongle is programmed correctly, to send and receive the code, that is not the problem.
So if you can not enter fsm(and your dongle is programmed with the correct hex), remove the e3 flasher. Then the usb ports will have power again.