Originally Posted by scottsan
as per your suggestion I tried option 7, but an error message appeared about the failure to copy some file to a location; however, that message appeared to briefly to actually read it and note the particulars.
Out of curiosity, why should I need to reinstall the firmware update, if no hacks were previously attempted?
It's a known bug in Igorsk's universal flasher. After you applied option 7, did you attempt to re-do the Sony Updater?