[Answered] ps3 not booting after 3.41 FW update (replacement HDD)
i have playtv and replaced my orig 40gb hdd with a 250gb, and has been working for some time. i upgraded (i think from 3.40, not 100% sure) to 3.41, left to run overnight and next morning, disaster - not working at all. when boots up, green light goes on, but no output to tv.
i know on my 40gb model part of the fw is stored on the HDD, and ive read some of the threads about the 3.41 changes.
so i have re-formatted my HDD, fat32, and used a usb drive with FW 3.40, 3.41 and the re-released 3.41. each time it picks up the update, go through the motions - push ps button, hold start and select, picks up fw, and start to format (takes about 2-3 min which doesnt seem right). then says its going format HDD, reboot and reinstall OS, but after reboot, same state as before.
HELP! any ideas appreciated...
I remember reading that the new firmware was having some problems with upgraded HDDs. Have you tried reinstalling your old 40 GB and entering the recover menu?
Supposedly there is a fixed version of the 3.41 firmware that fixes the HDD problems. Try re-updating using that one.