Originally Posted by pereb27
What happens when you boot the PS3 up with no HDD in it? (Or the old HDD for that matter, assuming you haven't formatted it)
It just doesthe same as ylod. Right now the only thing I can get it to do is go green for a few seconds then yellow/red at the same time. Also 3 beeps I believe. I got it to go into the restore screen a few times. I am guessing just by the beeps because I have no video. And then a few times the screen that tells you to hit start and select but the video was choppy and it would freeze. As of now it won't even do that. Same with no HHD in.
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Originally Posted by Bigbones87
The e3 has a solderless clip, and is recommended for beginners IMO. Don't get me wrong, it is still a pain in the ass, especially your first time or 2. Modchipcentral is where I got mine, but they are out of stock a lot too. Check there. If you want someone to do it for you,
is in USA and he does a good job. Very reputable person and is pretty cheap. But if you are want ing to do more than one ps3, then I would recommend the e3 flasher, and then you would also need a fsm dongle, like the e3 card reader or similar item. Try what pereb27 was getting at tho and see what happens. Try booting it with no hdd in at all.
I'm not worried about the soldering. I'm good at that. My dad is an electical engineer. He taught me when I was younger. I will check that site. If not I will just make sure they have pay pal checkout. That way if its a bogus place I will get my money back.