Red Screen of Death during firmware update

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Sep 11, 2011
  1. jadog
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    I just bought an 80gb PS3 from a friend. I wanted to update the official firmware to the OFW 3.55 before upgrading to a CFW. I downloaded the firmware and it matched the MD5 hash (2be5e87a22bf1e7f48e98fcabd38977b). I booting my PS3 into recovery mode and selected to upgrade the firmware. At around 50% it restarted and showed the red screen with a "A serious error has occurred. Contact technical support..." message. Is there a fix, or do I have a brick? I'm so depressed as I wasn't able to even play a single game on it yet [​IMG].
     
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    Your first bet is calling up Sony.
     
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    My warranty is up, and I'm sure that they will just tell me to send it in for the $150 repair. I can buy another for less...

    I'll give them a call anyway.
     
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    As long as you have no save data on the other, you might as well buy another and use the old one as a expensive paper weight. Or take it apart and sell the parts on eBay.
     
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    they repaired mine for $100
     
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    What about using a jailbreak device and placing it into service mode and then re-flashing to an earlier firmware? Surely somebody has had success with recovering from a RSOD.
     

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