Originally Posted by drichard
I am no expert so I probably can't help you with your issue. But does the PS3 boot up fine using the eSATA station? I imagine that the E3 Flasher should get recognised by Windows if it is in working order. By the way, I have had no success using Mac OS. The only time I have had success is when I run Windows on my Mac (complete installation of Windows, don't know how well Parallells will work).
I have discovered what my issue has been. I read in another thread that someone had success using a Kingston MicroSD/TF card. So just to test I ordered a Kingston memory last week. I recieved the package today and put it in my computer to see how it was formated. Windows told me "fat", didn't know if this was fat16 or fat32 but I decided to test it anyway.
It worked right away and I now have 3 bios backups (3 individual, using Samsung update). They looked fine when checking them. I just installed my Silabs PS3Key as a downgrade JIG. I don't have the energy to go through the other steps of the downgrade process at the moment. I will continue tomorrow and let you know how it works.
By the way, the first MicroSD card I used without success was a Sandisk that I used to use in my Nintendo DS Lite.
thanks for the help, turns out i wasnt properly seating the MicroSD, like i would open the tray but i wouldnt put the card in all the way.. thanks tho