121w ago - Update: Sony has now done as expected and reissued the PS3 Firmware 3.56 update. More details to come as they are available (PUP SHA1/MD5 hash comparison HERE) on whether it remedies the PlayStation 3 HDD upgrade issues or not.
Some may recall Sony quietly reissued PS3 Firmware 3.41 to rectify issues for PlayStation 3 HDD upgraders, and today Examiner.com (linked above) reports the same remedy may be necessary in the recently released PS3 Firmware 3.56.
To quote: "According to users on NeoGAF and HighDef Forum, the 3.56 firmware prevents the newer PlayStation 3 models (with 16 MB flash) from being upgradeable to a new hard disk drive. The following models have been affected:
Apparently this was an old bug that has appeared before in a previous firmware update that was eventually fixed. Hopefully, Sony can fix it again in a timely matter."
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Aha... So if I apply this fix, I mean, I've already updated to 3.56 just to play online again. So obviously this "fix" is on my system right now. That means I'm free to go and change HDDs again?
I'm just trying to figuring out a way to play some backup games again; and when this reformat thing bricked tons of people, I just want to know if the original drive will be bricked with this "2nd" installed.
The re-released 3.56 is only a half fix. It will ONLY work if
1 - you still have access to your original HDD
2 - you install 3.56 v2 onto original HDD
So what does this mean? there are many many users without a PS3 still since for various reasons have either formated the original HDD or dont have access to it. Personally i backed up my original HDD and then formated it for PC use.
So myself along with many others are left asking ourselves what is Sony doing about this?? since there is no official response about any of these 3.56 HDD issues at all, and phone support just seem uninformed.