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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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anulu82's Avatar
#6 - anulu82 - 190w ago
well. here is the reason why we will get 3.57 on the same day when 3.56 CFW will come out. "Sony announced the new 3.57 patch for PS3 systems which solves the HDD change issue."

until then they want to figure out what they can disable in PS3. i don't give a crap about PSN. i'll stay on 3.55.

mushy409's Avatar
#5 - mushy409 - 190w ago
So Sony are preventing people from using larger internal HDD's?

What a bunch of pricks. I mean come on... All this because of CFW... Sony raping the rapists back.

So what happens then when my legit 40Gb fat PS3 HDD goes tits up? I have to pay Sony STUPENDOUS amounts to have my console repaired becuase I can't use any 2.5" sata hdd?

3.56 will get hacked to bits. Then we can start on 3.57 or even 3.58.

Bring it Sony... you caused ALL of this by removing OtherOS - Just remember that! I'm sure 1000's of honest customers will...

CJPC's Avatar
#4 - CJPC - 190w ago
For the record, of course -the current 3.56 SHA1 and MD5 sums are:

sha1sum PS3UPDAT.PUP
39f38f0e5015bc20dc162c3cf731ffe39320ff3f PS3UPDAT.PUP

md5sum PS3UPDAT.PUP
6e070c96e0464e993aaf9deac3660863 PS3UPDAT.PUP

comhen's Avatar
#3 - comhen - 190w ago
So dose this mean Sony has disabled HDD upgrades?

elser1's Avatar
#2 - elser1 - 190w ago
this is not good enough... pick up your game or don't play anymore...

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