I updated my fat 40GB PS3's firmware last night, after which the console won't switch on.
I've tried all the different reboot options in safe mode, but the console consistently shuts down half way through.
I'm now considering my options.
Buying another PS3, or even paying for repair, seems silly at this point, with the PS4 just around the corner.
I could sell the PS3 for spares on ebay, but I'm not sure this will be worthwhile. I'm also concerned about selling on anything with a hard drive (I guess I could remove the HDD, take a hammer to it, and sell the PS3 as faulty and missing hard drive. Again, I doubt this is worth the hassle for the money I'd get.)
Ceremonial burning may be an option, with Guy Fawkes Night ahead. I could sell on the games and accept that my PS3 gaming days are over. (I doubt I'll buy a PS4, since I really don't game that much anyway.)
I'm mildly annoyed, not least because I'm wondering if the update bricked the console. However, I got six year's use from the PS3 without problems, which is pretty good going.
Any advice or options I haven't considered?