his ps3 is all updated with the new 3.56 v2 firmware and wondering if having my new HD formatted on his ps3 and having it install 3.56 v2 on the HD would have the 3.56 v2 firmware to get my system running again from the data corrupted issue that 3.56 v1 brought....thanks..
I can't give you any promises anywhere. But, even if his is updated to the current version, you should still update his again from a thumbdrive. Auto updates aren't doing the same thing as manual are and the only way that you know you'll use the same authentication method is to have the EXACT same on both. Re-upating his system won't hurt anything. Just do it right the first time
Just got off the phone with sony for a good hour, talking to a tech support supervisor, telling me that if i woke up the next day and the drive on the ps3 failed would i blame sony in comparison to the 3.56 firmware update bricking my console. I told him all I wanted was to get it patched with the firmware and nothing more, but refused and it was a continuous circle on that the firmware didnt corrupt the data, and i knew this its blocking the access to the firmware update and HD access...its freakin frustrating, im looking into the lawsuit, cause it was a forced upon firmware update if you wanted to access the playstation network. But he did mention to me something happened between my console running and updating to 3.56, and thats where i told him, exactly my question too "what happened with the firmware...?", and went back to that i would have to pay $99 for service...haha yeah right hold on im right on it...Sony your paying for it all....
so dont risk getting v.2 .56 until 3.57 is released
and dont risk new hdd install till its released
why didnt you guys buy bigger ps3 memory in the firstplace.... this is where sony comes in.
they had alot of different hdd ps3's for a reason. i mean honeslty it seems like you guys owned your self. for buying smallers hdd ps3 and not bigger one.
wha??? when i bought my ps3 there was a 40gb and 80gb model, how have i owned myself?? the instruction manual and advertisemenst clearly show sony support upgrading the hdd - if the 320gb models were available trust me i would have bought one instead...
Well I got mine to work...finally after reading some of your suggestions.
I'll recap what I did for anyone else struggling. I just got a new 160 GB to replace my blinking red light 60GB. Put the 60 GB HDD in the new PS3 to wipe it clean. After that, I put the 160GB back in and got the 8002f2c5 error. YIKES!
So, I put the 60GB back in, downloaded the update via flashdrive on a PC, and then reinstalled the update with the 60GB still in the new PS3. Took out the 60GB and put back in the 160GB with the flashdrive in the USB port. I am currently able to load up the new update and the new PS3 looks like it's going to be back in action with the new 160GB HDD.
Thanks guys, and good luck to everyone else!