Originally Posted by hellsing9
Trial/error = Learning process.
I mean something else:
If he brick he's console he learn why. If he don't make a copy of he's NOR flash, he learn that this was important. If he dump but not verified, he learn that this was important. Cost will be high, but he learn few things which is very important in real life, not only for his PS3.
Even if the use was warned about a possible brick. Some of them will try anyway.
In fact you are not an IDIOT for brick your console. I like the IDIOT remark that you did, if you brick and you go to help section remind me to laugh at your disgrace.
As I said, my English is not perfect.
I don't wanted say that idiot is someone who brick console (this could be ridiculous). I want say that idiot is someone who brick it not knowing that he's doing and not knowing how to reverse this situation (if possible). And as I read in your post (maybe I have not understand it ;]) one of the reasons for keeping info from public is prevent such people from bricking they console.
And yes, I want convert my PS3. Maybe I'll screw it and when I ask for help - when I miss some info which I must read before doing this - you can call me and idiot.
I will be not feel offended, insulted etc. This could be a really suggesting impulse for making much care next time.