PS3 Update could cause HDD Problems... :(

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  1. tigris
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    -CVG UK Source

    Multiple PS3 owners have run into trouble upgrading their console's hard disk drive since the release of firmware update v3.56 last week.

    According to users on multiple forums (via Examiner), the 3.56 firmware prevents more recently released PS3 models (with 16 MB flash) from being upgradeable to a new hard disk drive.




    This bug has reared its head in previous PS3 updates too.

    The following models are said to have been affected.

    Original PS3s:
    CECHH
    CECHJ
    CECHK
    CECHL
    CECHM
    CECHP
    CECHQ

    Slim PS3s:
    CECH-20..A
    CECH-20..B
    CECH-21..A
    CECH-21..B
    CECH-250.A
    CECH-250.B
    CECH-250.A
    CECH-250.B
    CECH-251.A
    CECH-251.B


    Officially described as a "security patch" by Sony, firmware update v3.56 is thought to have been designed to shut out hackers after PS3 protection software was completely circumvented last month.

    The new firmware was broken within hours, but Call of Duty: Black Ops hackers didn't get off lightly.
     
  2. Nujui

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    Lucky I didn't update. Last time I check, I believe that I had one of those models.
     
  3. Jamstruth

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    Its a bug I think they're planning on fixing. Not a huge deal unless you want to upgrade your HDD now. Unless it blocks all non-OEM HDDs including ones already in the console.
     
  4. SPH73

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    Sony has decided that these particular models have worked long enough and now its time for their owners to "upgrade" to a newer model.

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  5. Yuan

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    Only after a few thousand consoles have been bricked. [​IMG]

    Oh Sony, you so evil.
     
  7. Yuan

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    A "brick" only if you don't have your old HDD anymore.
     
  8. shakirmoledina

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    its all about the haste, they had to do something quick and i guess as usual, testing is compromised
     
  9. tigris
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    Geohot's fault, obviously.
     
  10. Fellow

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    I just got finished installing a new HDD, under 3.55 OFW, of course.
     
  11. tigris
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    Geohot's fault, obviously.yeah, that and geohot. That's the reason for Sony's hasty update. The man that ruined PSN. :'(
     
  12. _Chaz_

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    It's Sony's decision, and Sony's fault.
    If they preformed the proper checks and acted professional, this wouldn't have happened.