[Answered] Upgraded bad PS3 HDD and system will not update?
Hey guys I am new here but have been surfing the site for sometime now and finally registered. Anyways here is my problem as well as many other people, I have installed a new hard drive in my PS3 which was running 3.56 v1 and my original hard drive crashed.
When I installed the new hard drive and entered safe mode mode it asks for the update which I have on my USB flash drive in the proper folder structure. It keeps telling me that the data is corrupted and from what I have read only 3.56 v2 is now available.
What can I do to fix this because right now I have a nice black paper weight on my hands with 50 plus blu rays and no way to watch them. I am open to any solutions you guys have thanks in advance!!! I have a Slim model btw. And I am also in the US.
I will give it a shot again but according to the official forums this is a big problem and it does not seem that you are able to downgrade or do anything about it other than paying Sony $150 for them to fix it. I will report back.
Everything is correct, file structure, downloaded the most current file from playstation.com (I think I need v1 not the fixed one) I need access to the downloads so I can get the version before the rereleased 3.56 to try and I think thats why I am having this issue. I am just at a loss at this point and very upset, I have done this one time before without any issue but the 3.56 just seems to be a pain for some reason.
There is no way to fix that problem. 3.56 v1 will not allow you to install a new HD. 3.56 v2 fixed the bug but as I understand it you have to install it before installing a new HD in you PS3. If you don't have the working original HD there isn't a way to update to 3.56 v2 before installing the new drive. Sounds like a trip to Sony, although they should cover it since it was their bug.