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Sony to Reissue PS3 Firmware 3.56 to Remedy HDD Upgrades?


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183w 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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badasss's Avatar
#21 - badasss - 183w ago
It has happened to my console, too. I'm still using the 3.55 firmware and I have tried 100 times to exchange my HDD for a larger one with no good results.

Garakk's Avatar
#20 - Garakk - 183w ago
If you change the hdd it still asks (or asked before 3.56) for USB storage with fw file with CURRENT or NEWER fw version. Upgrading the FW means flashing a nand + some hdd files modification.

Xalies's Avatar
#19 - Xalies - 183w ago
Changing the HDD does not change the firmware though.

B4rtj4h's Avatar
#18 - B4rtj4h - 183w ago
Good move ! Sony is SMART! The nice thing here was... i can have 1 HDD inside of my PS3. I clone it with a program in Linux and i have an EXACT 1:1 copy of that disc.

Now i can patch/hack/CFW/.... 1 disk while i still have a backup of the original... so i do not risk losing anything. If the CFW or whatever is messed up or a risk for my PS3 i just swap HDD .

Now i think of it that would be a nice way to play.

Brenza's Avatar
#17 - Brenza - 183w ago
I don't know what to say... The same problem twice times, sony i'm really disappointed.

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