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    Exclamation Bad flash. 3 Beeps and flashing red light

    Hi guys. So today i got a new PS3 downgrade and put CFW on it for myself. I have done downgrades before but something happend today and i don't know what to do

    I backed up and checked 3 nor dumps and all were fine / good dumps. Put the dump into the ps3 nor dump patcher, and put the patched dump onto the flasher

    I started the flash but about 1/3 of the way through the clip flew off and obviously got a flash error. I then turned off the console as I tried to put the clip back on then proceded to turn the console on

    After doing so the PS3 turned off during boot, beeped 3 times, then proceded to flash red on the power button non-stop. ( i know the bad flash was the problem to this but its the next part i need help with.

    As so i knew to solder the Tristate wire to the flasher or ground and proced to re-flash the console while it was in "flash fun" mode. But after doing so and having the tristate enabled, the console still turns off and flashes red.

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    -PS3 slim, 2004A,
    -4.41 firmware

    Thanks, Liam

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    Make sure the tristate to gnd have perfect connection.

    If it still persists then its a hardware issue.

    Make sure there are no solder splashes/balls on the motherboard,check the motherboard thoroughly.

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    I have a faint feeling becuase its 30c here atm, that as the chip came off and i tried to put it back on, that the balls that hold the cpu were close to overheating, and as i have moved the board to re-place the chip, it moved the cpu and maybe the nor chip as it is really hot due to the writing of the nor, breaking the balls underneath and breaking the connections under the nor chip. I will try soldering the tristate to a ground on a board insted of through the e3 flasher later and give a response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liamr0x View Post
    I have a faint feeling becuase its 30c here atm, that as the chip came off and i tried to put it back on, that the balls that hold the cpu were close to overheating, and as i have moved the board to re-place the chip, it moved the cpu and maybe the nor chip as it is really hot due to the writing of the nor, breaking the balls underneath and breaking the connections under the nor chip. I will try soldering the tristate to a ground on a board insted of through the e3 flasher later and give a response.
    There are no connections underneath the NOR chip.

    And you said a chip came off ? Which chip ? and how did it come off ?

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    The E3 Flasher chip that sits on the nor chip to read it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liamr0x View Post
    I have a faint feeling becuase its 30c here atm, that as the chip came off and i tried to put it back on, that the balls that hold the cpu were close to overheating, and as i have moved the board to re-place the chip, it moved the cpu ........
    If that were the case, every ps3 while running would have to be kept perfectly still to prevent the cpu from moving.

    Any why would it be close to overheating?

    I'm not understanding something.

    I may be wrong, but were you trying to flash WITHOUT the heatsinks attached to the cpu/gpu?

    If so, that's a big mistake.

    Again, I hope I'm wrong. But that's really the only situation I could see where the cpu would get that hot.

    What's 30c? Like 86f? WELL within normal temperature ranges to operate a ps3.

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    No i was flashing with the heatsink atatched to the cpu and gpu chips, but i didn't replace the thermal paste after taking it off to gain access to the nor chip, possibly resulting in the use of dried thermal paste. And with that not giving propper heat distribution to the cooling system. As i said earlier, i will retry the tristate trick to put the console into "flash fun" mode and retry flashing the backup nor to the console

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    Tristat didn't work for me on the clip when I had problems. It worked fine when I soldered it to a ground point though

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    Ok guys. Tried soldering the tristate to a gground point on the board. same problem. It goes green, yellow, red, flashing red.

    Guessing the console is ruined then?

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    Stuff it, I'm just going to selll my tools off and will be done with hacking consoles. This is the third console this year to stuff up on me and im so over it. Thanks for the help guys, but i honestly give up

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