Originally Posted by lifesun
Well, I found a 3rd party site that had the 3.01 firmware download, so I downloaded it and installed it via a thumb drive..........................and am happy to report that my network cards are back and it seems to boot up and shut down normally now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will keep an eye on it for a few days and see if its stable, if any issues pop up I will post, but as of now its fixed!!!!
Well, after playing around with it some more I discovered that I have lost my wireless card after this fiasco. Everything else works great though, wired network, bluray, ps3 and ps2 games. Still makes me think that the 3.0 firmware detected my system as a 20gb model causing the initial boot issues, it would explain why I still don't have wireless.
But, I am not complaining, got my system back! I plan to use this one as a secondary bluray player, as I will be keeping the slim for the main room now, the slim is so much quieter than this phatty......