Well my friend gave me his ps3 to fix and so far having no luck.
When i got the PS3 it was stuck on a loop trying to update stopping at 70% everytime, i tried a new harddrive and i can now boot into recovery mode(Only way i can start it when i turn it on it turns it self back off) when i try system restore it formats the hdd then screen goes black and it powers itself off and when i try to do a system update with the firmware on a usb stick i get "A serious error has occured. please contact technical support for assistance(8002f281)"
What i originally thought would be an easy fix has turned out to be a nightmare, also just so you know im not a noob when it comes to repairing computers, consoles ect...
So if anyone has some suggestions to maybe help me with this nightmare it will be much appreciated.
BTW its an old 40gb fat console