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Jul 08 2010
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PS3 won't recognize new internal hard drive

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I just bought the hard drive and I understand that I have to reformat it somehow to fat32. Just how do I do that though?

 

 

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Lombax Warrior
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Re: PS3 won't recognize new internal hard drive

Jul 8, 2010

Make sure the hard drive is fully installed into the system and the screws are in securing it! If it is in properly, you should get a prompt saying that the hard drive needs to be formatted. If you don't get anything, remove the drive and place it in your computer, and format it there. Once done, try using it on the PS3 again.

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Re: PS3 won't recognize new internal hard drive

Jul 8, 2010

MDUDE2st wrote:

Make sure the hard drive is fully installed into the system and the screws are in securing it! If it is in properly, you should get a prompt saying that the hard drive needs to be formatted. If you don't get anything, remove the drive and place it in your computer, and format it there. Once done, try using it on the PS3 again.


what he said, also if you are using a seagate hd you might need a jumper.
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Re: PS3 won't recognize new internal hard drive

Jul 9, 2010

Ok so I changed it to fat32, but the PS3 still won't recognize the hard drive. What gives?

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Re: PS3 won't recognize new internal hard drive

Jul 9, 2010

 


Robawt wrote:

Ok so I changed it to fat32, but the PS3 still won't recognize the hard drive. What gives?


You don't format it to FAT 32. Just pop it into the PS3, turn on the PS3, and a prompt will pop up saying you need to format it, That's it.

 

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First Son
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Jul 9, 2010

The PS3 doesn't give me the option to format it. It says that I need to insert a USB with the PS3 update 3.40, which I have, and didn't read as well.

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Jul 9, 2010

oh update should be inside  a folder PS3>UPDATE>ver.3..40

 

http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps3/pc_update/index.htm

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Jul 9, 2010

a folder? That could be the problem. I'll try that

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Jul 9, 2010

Still didn't see the data on my USB...

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Jul 9, 2010

The folder that you made has to be capital and right spelling. so first folder is PS3, and inside the PS3 folder is UPDATE and inside the UPDATE is the firmware.

 

read the instructions carefully on the link that I posted earlier

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