Originally Posted by peshellas
depending on the Firmware you might enter FSM and still dont see the red box of FSM on the lower right, instead you will see a normal screen.It happened with my PHAT 40GB launch when i was using preloader to convert that one to DEX but i was on FSM and it worked like a charm.if the software FSM doesnt work use a jig.after you have done everything right and the ps3 should be in FSM but doesnt seems like it succeeded turn off the ps3 put the stick with the lv2diag and the pup on the rightmost port and them simply press the power button once and wait.if the light blinks and doesnt open up the screen wait have a beer and when it shuts off exit fsm with lv2diag step2 and install your prefered mfw.all this require you to be on 3.55 max.
Sorry for hijacking the thread op, but....Really? When you toggled fsm, did it boot like normal? Or did it shut off by itself and then you turn it back on and have no red box? I'm asking because I have a chechE01 model on firmware 1.94 ofw. I tried to use my e3 card reader to get into fsm, but it just boots up, and never shuts itself off. It also doesn't show the red box. Think it may be in fsm?
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Nevermind. I guess I answered my own question. It seems as if I am not getting into fsm. My e3 card reader lights up red and then the XMb boots up, but the card reader never turns blue or shuts off the ps3. Dang, I was hoping I was onto something.