My PS3 Slim can no longer use any hard drive

Discussion in 'PS3 - Games & Content' started by ChaosBoi, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. ChaosBoi
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    ChaosBoi Ushiromiya Battler

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    Okay, so this is what happened. Keep in mind I didn't know about the 3.56 bug where you're unable to upgrade the hard drive, at the time.

    Anyway, I got a new HDD and I took the old one out of my Slim so that I can put it in my 40GB fat model for CFW purposes. After I did that, I formatted my Slim's HDD in the fat PS3. When I insert my new HDD into the PS3 Slim, it says that I have to reinstall FW 3.56 or higher. I downloaded 3.56 onto my USB stick and everything, but it says that the file or something is corrupted. I tried to place the Slim's old HDD back in but it goes back to the same screen about reinstalling 3.56. After a few hours of trying, I couldn't do anything. I looked around for a bit, and that's when I found out about the firmware bug.

    Is there anything I can do about this before I send my Slim in to Sony? There's no warranty on it and I don't exactly have the cash right now.
     
  2. pikachu945

    pikachu945 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I heard they fixed the bug in 3.56 and reissued a new firmware are you sure you downloaded that latest firmware from
    http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps3/ and put your ps3 in recovery mode?
     
  3. ChaosBoi
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    ChaosBoi Ushiromiya Battler

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    When was the fixed version released? The problem is that I'm not on it, which is why I'm getting errors with trying to reinstall the firmware. The last time I downloaded the OFW from the official site was on Friday.