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#1 The Bossman

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 02:15 PM

It seems firmware 3.56 has a bug in that installing a new hard drive will render it corrupt. The HD isn't corrupt, more like the firmware's corrupt. I tried to install my new Samsung 640GB HD yesterday, turned it on, and it said the software couldn't be run. So, I did as it said and DLed Sonys firmware 3.56 onto a memory stick, put it in the console and pressed start and select, and then it said data is corrupt error 8002F225. Other people are reporting the same thing, I posted a topic on Sonys forum about it --> http://community.eu....p/td-p/12325397 So, until Sony release 3.57, me and many other PS3 users can't use the console until they release a firmware update that actually works. And no, don't bother mentioning installing custom firmware because it's a high chance you'll just get banned from PSN if you're discovered with it.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 05:01 PM

Can Sony release an update which doesn't break the console?

Sorry to hear about that buddy!

Nothing to see here, move along


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Posted 31 January 2011 - 07:24 PM

Actually, my dad reinstalled my old HD and it works fine. As of this second, I have my external HD plugged in, and is backing up all my data. When the next firmware is out, once that's downloaded then I can change to my 640GB HD. Until then, stuck with my almost full 40GB. I'm happy the PS3 works fine though. Had to throw away the blue screw however. Not only did I strip the screw, I stripped the paint off the screw too and mangled the ends of it. Threw it away in the end, so ATM my PS3 has no blue screw inside keeping the HD steady.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 06:24 PM

Apparently, Sony have re-released the firmware and is available for download via System Update on the PS3. Link. It will say 3.56 again when you go to download it, but it's fixed the ability to install new hard drives. :)

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 12:05 AM

So this only affects new HDs then? So my PS3 with the stock HD in will be fine right? Not that I even play it much at the moment...

EDIT: I am a gigantic retard unable to read posts above mine.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 11:30 AM

So this only affects new HDs then? So my PS3 with the stock HD in will be fine right? Not that I even play it much at the moment...

EDIT: I am a gigantic retard unable to read posts above mine.


LMAO, ah come on, it happens to the best of us.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 07:40 PM

Downloading now. It's got to 3% in about 5 minutes... this is gonna be slow...

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 05:52 AM

Downloading now. It's got to 3% in about 5 minutes... this is gonna be slow...

*shudders*

slow/big DLs... bleh.

So what exactly rendered the problem?

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 09:27 PM

Buggy code in the first update, locked down peoples hard drives but at least they quickly solved the problem 2 days after. I just switched the HD back after a day and used the old one.

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