Originally Posted by cloroxxx
I believe it is perma bricked as I have waited up to a half hour to start flashing haha
you shouldnt be able to boot into the xmb if you have soldered the tristate point to "smb" it should halt the boot.
but try this.
1 remove the clip
2 replace the clip
3 check the clip is flush
4 remove the conector for the clips flex cable on the actual E3 board
5 replace the above conector to the E3 board
i recomend these as you have moved things during the soldering of the tristate point.
6 fix the clip down (try a quick clamp from local diy store.)
7 boot up the ps3 and try to do a dump of the ps3's NOR
IF YOU CANNOT DO STEP 7 THEN DO NOT ATTEMPT TO RE-FLASH THE PS3'S NOR
8 verify the dump also post it here for us to verify it aswell (put a @ before each of our names so we all can help at this stage)
9 if the above is a no go then you will need the resident E3 god (