Well I did as the directions said with sw1 and 3 up all others down. Bootloader is 190k but I'm sure that doesn't mean much. I did the quick compairs to the ultimare fool proof guide and it looks ok but then again the dump I sent you looked ok to the guide. I can't get to the guides that have links in steps 5 and 6 that you sent me ([TUT] How to unbrick w/E3 flasher, without a valid backup bios (dump) ) if this is SOSDD then I guess I'm at the endof the line with a paper weight... correct? can't use a dump from an other CECH-2001a? I'm e-mailing it off now so when you get a chance can you take a quick look.