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Sony to Reissue PS3 Firmware 3.56 to Remedy HDD Upgrades?


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190w 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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pasty745's Avatar
#11 - pasty745 - 190w ago
For everyone that keep saying that Sony is trying to prevent HDD upgrades. Please re-read the first paragraph. They may have to do what they did with 3.41 after it came out after they found out that it was causing issues for certain models. So if they re-release 3.56 it will be to fix the issue that comes up from installing a new HDD. For most people on this site, I doubt this will matter anyway, as 3.55 is the one that has the CFWs and stuff. Just wanted to clear this up. Unless I am somehow reading this very wrong. ^_^

dulal's Avatar
#10 - dulal - 190w ago
all those ppl flaming sony needs to thing what are they going through and how are they feeling i dont think anyone would like to be like sony invest make huge market such as ps3 just to get boned by pirates who claim they only hack for so call homebrews and emulators or backup (as if their gonna freaking back up a old cartridge or card game) and back up.

yah everyone knows how much others back up their "own" game and also for other os oh yah where are the smartass hackers now talking bout oh we hacked to get other os back anyway just saying and other os was removed because of someone and everyone knows who it is.

Anticleric's Avatar
#9 - Anticleric - 190w ago
That would be a smart fix on sony's part if you think about it. They could just check the size of the storage medium the game is running on.

If disk > bluray disk then fail.

silencephaze's Avatar
#8 - silencephaze - 190w ago
What about this model: ceche01

That's my console.

SATMASTER119's Avatar
#7 - SATMASTER119 - 190w ago
Total faggot move Sony!

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