Hello to all, I'm in need of some help regarding a PS3. I recently purchased one at a flea market (quite cheaply), and to my utter surprise it seemed to work fine. The console would boot up normally and go into the XMB, it wasn't jailbroken, and was on the OFW 4.84. The Blu Ray drive however did not seem to work, it would take in a disc but wouldn't read it (tried PS3 games, PS1 games, audio discs). I can't tell you exactly which model it is, due to the sticker on the back being torn off completely, but it's a fat PS3, and one of the later models I'd say (2 USB ports, black power supply, no card reader, 80 GB stock HDD). Now, I had intended to jailbreak it and make it a gift for my cousin since the system seemed to run fine (it had some demo on it, I left it running for an hour, the fan and the system didn't go into overdrive). I had jailbroken one of my PS3s in the past, actually quite recently, so I thought I should first update to the latest OFW (knowing that 4.85 can now be jailbroken too). But when I went did the update (over wifi), the system got stuck in an update loop, it would reach a certain % and then give me the error code 8002f14e (which I looked up and found out is related to a faulty BD). I wasn't able to get out of the update loop, nor go into safe mode anymore. I checked the ribbon cable to see if that would help, it was attached normally, I even tried swapping it out since I have a spare that I know works, but nothing. Even tried swapping in a BD drive from another PS3 fat (but without swapping the little boards on it), still didn't do any good. Ultimately I tried taking out the HDD, formatting it as NTFS via a PC, putting it back in and having the console format it (which at least allowed me to go into safe mode again), then I tried to install 4.85 OFW again via USB, and now it's stuck in the loop again. Is there any way to save this poor ol' PS3? I'm not an expert when it comes to CFW/jailbreaking (the one time I did it I followed a detailed Youtube guide), so I refrained from trying to install a CFW/HFW/MFW before asking for professional help. I've heard there are some CFW that are designed for PS3s with broken BluRay drives, but like I said I wasn't going to experiment and end up with an even bigger brick on my own (and was also under the impression that you can't just install CFW on a system that had OFW without it going through a process first) Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated Thanks in advance!