I mean make sure the e3 ribbon cable is seated good on the ps3 nor, and make sure the other end of the ribbon is clipped to the e3 flasher board good. In other words, make sure both ends or seated good. If you can get the e3 ribbon seated good, then you can get a new bios dump from the console. As long as the per console data is there, we can fix it. First things first, get the clip seated properly to get it doing a bios dump. Then we can check the bios dump for validity and then patch it, then you can flash it back to the console, as long as it contains the per console data. Then you won't have to worry about the back up you deleted. Good luck and post back after you get the e3 backing up your bios.