My friends PS3 was failing during the install of update 3.50 with the error code 800F1F9.
The instructions on the screen was to switch of and start again. He had contacted Sony support who said it was an issue with the game that had the update bundled with it. The game manufacturer said it was a fault with the PS3.
After a bit of research I found that the point at which the update was failing was when the update tried to write a new firmware code to the bluetooth/wifi board. Ordered a replacement board from ebay (used one was £9.00 inc postage). Fitted the board and the update completed on the first restart and all is now well.
Fitting the board is very easy (takes about 10 minutes). You need a Phillips screwdriver and a T10 security torx (available from Halfords if you don’t have one). One thing to note, try and get a board with the ribbon cable attached as it’s much easier to disconnect the ribbon from the PS3 end than than from the board.
There are plenty of youtube videos showing you how to remove the cover of a PS3.
PLEASE NOTE: To remove the cover of your PS3 you need to remove the security sticker which will void your warranty. So only do this if your warranty has expired!
If you have ever tried to resolve any issue with Ebay, you will be well aware of the frustration of automated, moronic responses, repeated requests for information, ignored communications, etc, etc, etc…
If you haven’t, I would highly recommend not bothering. Anyhow…
Approximately a year ago I cancelled my Ebay account. Since then I have continued to receive all the email notifications that I had configured while I was a member, e.g. “Items from your favourite sellers”. In these emails it has instructions on how to stop receiving them, “To unsubscribe from this email, change your notification preferences”. Now then, in order to change your notification preferences all you need to do is log into your account… The quick witted among you will have quickly spotted the flaw in this sound advice… So I’m back in the email hell that is Ebay Support…
- Send an email request to ask them to stop sending emails.
- Receive an email confirming that I want to close my account (?!)
- Reply asking them to stop sending emails to my email address for my closed account.
- Receive an email saying that they take fraudulent emails very seriously (well, I guess we’re getting closer), can I please supply the email header.
- Send a copy of the email header.
- Receive an email saying thank you for the email header (now we’re cooking!), but I need to send the actual email source as well.
- Send entire email source.
- Hear nothing for a couple of weeks, so, I reply to the email in 6 asking what’s happening.
- See 4 and 7
- See 8 and 9
- See 8 and 4 and 8…
Can you see a pattern emerging here? So, my advice to anyone closing an Ebay account is to change the registered email address to someone you really don’t like and leave the country…
Cancel everything you can lay your hands on before you close your account.