Any suggestions on a possible brick...?
OK well, I got Syphon Filter today and it needed to update to 2.60, not into the homebrew scene this wasn't a problem. I got my AC adapter plugged in yada yada and proceeded to update the firmware.
It went fine, progress bar filled up to 100% and said it needed to restart. I hit OK and it restarted. Upon powering back up the power light was on and the memory stick light was flashing for a few seconds, off for a few seconds, flashing for a few seconds etc. over and over. The screen, while the backlight turned on, was black.
I've tried every combination of Syphon Filter/Old game that worked/No UMD and Mem stick in/out and AC adapter in/out and I always get the same condition. Power light on, mem stick flashing/off/flashing/off and black screen. The only time I don't get this condition is without the mem stick, then I get power light/black screen but without the mem stick access light flashing. The other thing I tried was removing the battery for a while and putting it back in and powering up (thinking this might clear memory/reset to factory defaults) and I get the same condition.
I called Sony and they said I could send it in, so there's not a problem there, but anyone have any suggestions I could try before sending it back?
dammit, I really wanted to play Syphon Filter too. :(