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Sony to Reissue PS3 Firmware 3.56 to Remedy HDD Upgrades?


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192w 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.

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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 [Register or Login to view links] and [Register or Login to view links] 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:

Original PlayStation 3 Model:

•CECHH
•CECHJ
•CECHK
•CECHL
•CECHM
•CECHP
•CECHQ

Slim PlayStation 3 Model:

• 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

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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#31 - dyceast - 190w ago
I don't know if Sony Automatically asks you to re-update again since the V2 came out... But it depends when you did the update.

If you updated the moment 3.56 came out, then you will have download the latest version and then re-install that onto your original HDD...

Then you should be able to upgrade HDD's.

Merlena's Avatar
#30 - Merlena - 190w ago
Quote Originally Posted by modmate View Post
Sony has just released another 3.56 FW to solve the Harddrive exchange issues. Little update from EUSS in the exchange issue:

And again, do not update if you want homebrew or modified firmware!

Greets Modmate

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.

Thanks

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#29 - stev418 - 191w ago
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.

not happy... just a few source threads:

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modmate's Avatar
#28 - modmate - 191w ago
Sony has just released another 3.56 FW to solve the Harddrive exchange issues. Little update from EUSS in the exchange issue:
Checked the harddisk bug out and apparently this fix works as long as you didn’t reformat the old drive. Just insert the old drive with the bugged 3.56-1st installed on it and reinstall this 2nd release, after that you can exchange the harddisk and reinstall the 2nd release again. If you by any change reformatted the (old) drive you are out of luck (and maybe a 3.56-3rd release might fix the issue).

And again, do not update if you want homebrew or modified firmware!

Greets Modmate

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#27 - PS3 News - 191w ago
Thanks- I updated the first post as well now with the link to the old/new hash details.

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