EUROGAMER PLEASE READ: PS3 update 3.56 HDD bug !!!

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  • Deleted user 31 January 2011 14:47:09
    Be warned DO NOT upgrade your PS3 HDD until the fixed firmware is available.

    At present you will get error 8002f2c5 when you change your HDD and the only way to fix it is to put the old drive back in. Unless, like me, you stuck the old drive in a caddy and used it to put the 3.56 update on for the purpose of setting up the new drive :S
  • HoriZon 31 Jan 2011 14:48:13 13,596 posts
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    Top tip!

    I used to be a gamer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.

  • yupyup 31 Jan 2011 14:49:23 3,682 posts
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    PS3 gets another killer exclusive.

    Hands Off Our Penises

  • M_of_the_sys 31 Jan 2011 14:50:02 1,154 posts
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    The concern you have for your fellow Eurogamers is heart warming.
  • andijames 31 Jan 2011 14:57:10 2,838 posts
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    You can install it from the recovery menu can't you when you add a new hard disk to the system. As long as it's 3.56 and on a USB stick? Just connect the pad via USB cable and press start and select at the same time. Or does this not work?

    vivir el momento

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  • Mr-Brett 31 Jan 2011 15:04:29 12,892 posts
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    So is this only an issue when swapping HDDs?

    Level 37 Social Justice Warrior

  • andijames 31 Jan 2011 15:06:24 2,838 posts
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    Marshall2008 wrote:
    andijames wrote:
    You can install it from the recovery menu can't you when you add a new hard disk to the system. As long as it's 3.56 and on a USB stick? Just connect the pad via USB cable and press start and select at the same time. Or does this not work?

    No, this is the part that is broken in the firmware.

    Ahh i see! Does the recovery menu work still? Where you hold power in when you boot it up?

    vivir el momento

  • Deleted user 31 January 2011 15:16:36
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  • X201 31 Jan 2011 15:40:13 15,734 posts
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    Think this could be Sony changing some form of encryption key on the HDD?

    According to Google, the people that seem to be moaning at the mo are ones trying to revert back from the hacked 3.55.

  • Jazzy_Geoff 31 Jan 2011 15:43:20 7,782 posts
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    LOL @ Haxxor "emulator" enthusiasts
  • Dirtbox 31 Jan 2011 15:46:33 79,176 posts
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    yupyup wrote:
    PS3 gets another killer exclusive.
    :D

    +1 / Like / Tweet this post

  • Deleted user 31 January 2011 18:38:49
    Just off of the phone with Sony. They offered to replace the unit or I could wait till the fix gets released.

    I said I would wait. I will be [u]POPPING[/u] into game tomorrow to replace it for a new one under my extended warranty and will do the HDD upgrade before going to 3.56


    Edited to keep the PC brigade happy. God forbid I put something like blackboard on here.
  • Deleted user 31 January 2011 19:14:18
    Still don't know why no game related sites have picked up on the fact that update 3.56 effectively removes the user HDD upgrade feature of the PS3.
  • Jazzy_Geoff 31 Jan 2011 19:30:58 7,782 posts
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    And as pakis for pakistanis, eh? amirite?

    Ya daft racist
  • Kill_Crazy 2 Feb 2011 06:36:34 2,372 posts
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    New firmware now available, take it it fixes above problem :)
  • modo_komodo 2 Feb 2011 10:13:10 1,194 posts
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    Really? I'll need to check. Does it flag up when you turn on the console?
  • morriss 2 Feb 2011 10:49:06 71,286 posts
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    yupyup wrote:
    PS3 gets another killer exclusive.
    :)
  • Deleted user 2 February 2011 10:59:26
    Kill_Crazy wrote:
    New firmware now available, take it it fixes above problem :)

    Indeed. I thought Plus was being silly this morning when I turned on my PS3 as it's still listed as FW3.56
  • modo_komodo 2 Feb 2011 12:12:07 1,194 posts
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    So what happens? does it prompt you to download it?
  • andijames 2 Feb 2011 17:25:36 2,838 posts
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    Nope it allows you to re-download 3.56 by the looks of things which is a bit strange. I guess they've got a 3.6 planned for soon and just have this available for anyone having problems updating their hard disk.

    vivir el momento

  • snowdog 2 Feb 2011 20:16:50 139 posts
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    rodpad wrote:
    Marshall2008 wrote:
    Just off of the phone with Sony. nipping

    Reported for racism.

    You sir, are a fool. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the word 'nipping', nor is it racist in any shape or form. The word you're confusing it with is 'Nip', which is indeed a racist/slang term for a Japanese person. 'Nipping' is not related to it at all...unless of course you believe there's such a word as 'Japanesing'. Idiot.
  • danathjo 2 Feb 2011 20:29:32 7,516 posts
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    sarcasm from rodpad shirley?
  • modo_komodo 3 Feb 2011 09:07:09 1,194 posts
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    So the problem is not fixed?
  • Dougs 3 Feb 2011 09:09:05 69,484 posts
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    snowdog wrote:

    You sir, are a fool. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the word 'nipping', nor is it racist in any shape or form. The word you're confusing it with is 'Nip', which is indeed a racist/slang term for a Japanese person. 'Nipping' is not related to it at all...unless of course you believe there's such a word as 'Japanesing'. Idiot.

    Whooooosh!
  • Deleted user 3 February 2011 09:21:31
    snowdog wrote:
    rodpad wrote:
    Marshall2008 wrote:
    Just off of the phone with Sony. nipping

    Reported for racism.

    You sir, are a fool. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the word 'nipping', nor is it racist in any shape or form. The word you're confusing it with is 'Nip', which is indeed a racist/slang term for a Japanese person. 'Nipping' is not related to it at all...unless of course you believe there's such a word as 'Japanesing'. Idiot.

    It was a joke I'm sure. I pass the time occasionally by accusing my fellow humans of racism when they order a mix grill.

    /is Irish
  • 3william56 8 Mar 2011 11:33:27 40 posts
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    Hold on to your panties boys, the 3.56 HDD upgrade problem has a workaround.

    Clicky

    Basically, if you updated to 3.56 via the internet, half the update is on your HDD, half in the system memory. Pull the HDD, and half the firmware goes with it so you can't fire up with the new HDD. But if you update via flash stick, you get the whole thing on system memory. So the solution goes like this:

    1) Put the original HDD back in (oh, and don't forget to back up!).

    2) Download Update 3.56 from playstation.com via PC and put it on a flash drive PS3/UPDATE folder as per normal PC update instructions.

    3) Disable wifi and pull your ethernet connection on the PS3 (not sure this is necessary, but the original author says so, so why not?).

    4) Install 3.56 (EVEN IF YOU ALREADY HAVE IT) from the flash drive (System Update / Update from Storage...). NOT Update via internet. This is the key step. Let the update run to completion.

    5) Shut down, pull the hard drive, and put in the new hard drive as normal.

    6) Put the flash drive back in, alongside a controller connected by a usb cable

    7) Fire the PS3 up. Press the PS button. You'll be told the system can't start and you need to insert a system update and reformat the HDD. Press START + SELECT.

    8) Checking.... If all has gone well, you won't get the corrupted error this time. Once it finds the 3.56 update (yes, again), you'll be told to hold START+SELECT for 5 seconds to start the reformat. The HDD will reformat, then 3.56 will install for the second time.

    9) Now you should be good to go with the standard setup.

    10) Reinstall your backup.

    Props to T-$ for finding this!

    And another reason to kick George Hotz and the rest in the nads for f*cking us all up for lulz.
  • modo_komodo 8 Mar 2011 11:42:45 1,194 posts
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    I can confirm that this works. Did it last week!
  • Buztafen 8 Mar 2011 11:48:11 16,531 posts
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    Er...didnt they re-release that update and fix it?
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