Originally Posted by vato805
I just want to know how this is possible when I have read many times that this will only work on the 40gb and 60gb ps3 consoles. I am asking this question because I to have an 80gb console and I purchased sm as well.
Ps2 games will play on my console but I thought that only the 40gb and 60gb came with the emotion engine. I have inserted sm into my console and I get to the part where it says load on the ps3 screen and the way I press L2 and up on the D-Pad button to go to the browser. I am assuming you are suppose to do this when sm shows the load screen. Well I have tried many times and my ps3 does nothing when I execute this command, therefore leaves me thinking that I do not have the emotion engine in my console.
Could I please get some insight on this matter from one of you gurru's. Sure would appreciate it. I have been pulling my friggen hair out trying to figure this all out and now when I am ready to give up someone says they managed to perform what I have failed to perform on my 80gb ps3 console. I have also plugged in several different hard drives via usb and my ps3 has not recognized any of them, but it does recognize my usb stick when I insert it and I do not understand this either.
I formatted a 750gb wd hdd in fat 32 and it did not recognize it and I also connected my old 80gb sata drive via usb and it did not recognize it either. I currently have a 500 gb samsung in my ps3 and that is what I meant when I said I used my old 80gb ps3 hdd. Oh well enough ramblin from this old man.
Please help here fellows and I thank you kindly.
Edit: I also wanted to mention that I have never made it to the blue screen where it gives you the browser option. My console just stays at the sm load screen when I execute the L2 + Up on the D-Pad combo.
I certainly would appreciate it if someone would just let me know whether or not it is possible to use the sm trick with the 80gb. A simple yes or no is all that I am looking for that way I can start looking for a 60gb so that I will have a system that is capable of accomplishing the task I am attempting with my 80gb. I would not even be asking about this if vato805 had not stated that he did manage this with his 80gb. Ok then guys I will be patiently waiting for a response concerning this matter.