Hi all, i have a 40GB PS3 here which has the GLOD. I have tried all reset methods however none would work. I was so close to reflowing but after opening the console it looked very new and were no signs of heat related stress so just closed it straight back.
The problem occurred when i changed from SDTV (Composite) to HDTV (HDMI) and i never got the video back! So I doubt this is hardware problem just software (firmware) as Amediar says.
I still get audio and controllers sync can hear the XMB dashboard when I press the buttons on the controller.
After reading a thread on blogallalong named Green light on and system wont start, a user by the name of Amediar has given some valuable and rare information. 40GB GLOD owners do not reflow or reball if you have the default firmware that the 40GB PS3 came with. The problem is that the PS3 2.3 Firmware has a bug within it which wont allow it to reset, blind changing the output back wont fix it, only a blind update will.
Heres a quote from Amediar
"If you have a PS3/40 Iíd imagine the manufacture date is around 2007? If you didnít do a firmware update the odds are your machine wonít reset. I tried everything for months and got nada until I installed 2.76. I can reset at will now. If there is a way to reset a 2.3 machine I have yet to find it and I spent a year reading and experimenting without any luck. 2.76 cured this instantly.
You didnít indicate if you tested to make sure you donít have HDMI signal. From what I understand in a 2.3 system if there was a shift from RCA to HDMI you wouldnít know it and, as far as I can tell, there isnít any way to get it to return to RCA blind without being able to reset. You can test the HDMI for output with your meter or buy a HDMI compat TV and return it after youíre done. Whatever works for you."
You can read more on this page. http://blogallalong.com/2008/12/05/ps3-gre...tem-wont-start/
I have downloaded Firmware version 2.76 however i was wondering if a user here would help me blindly update with no video on 2.3 if they still have it. Would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks all for reading!