next put in your HDD his PS3 then do steps 1-4 go home put your drive in the PS3 boot screen will load formate the drive then do steps 2-4
Are you sure PS3 will load system from another working HDD?
Because I already tried it and each HDD is paired with PS3, you have to format the HDD to make it running.
Test it and don't mislead people.
i got it to work with my PS3 fat
Can you tell me how to do that. I have already formatted my old HDD and my friend's PS3 is working. Mine is slim. Thanks
IF your trying to go from fat to slim vica versa not gonig to work two different nands
Once the HDD has the FW on it, its almost like an "hole" or "opening" that allows the FW to be "updated" and installed" this exact method minus the internet stuff is exactly what i ddit ot get my PS3 up and running when i swapped out HDD's once that FW was loaded it was good to go, pretty hard to mes up at that point
This is an email I received from Sony Support on the weekend. It sounds pretty clear, but if people are still having issues then please respond.
|Response Via Email (Hugo H.)||02/05/2011 09:33 AM|
|Hello David,Thank you for writing us with your PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system Hard Drive update concerns. We have actually released another version of this firmware that resolved this issue. Please make sure to download the firmware directly from our website using a flash drive and update before changing your Hard Drive. Feel free to write us back with any other questions you might have.|
|Auto-Response||02/04/2011 12:39 PM|
|Thank you for contacting Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC (SCEA).You have received this auto-acknowledgement to confirm that we received your message. We will respond to your message within 24 - 48 hours. For immediate online support, please visit our PlayStation Knowledge Center at http://us.playstation.com/support 24 hours a day.Thank you for your patience.SCEA Consumer Services|
|Customer By Web Form||02/04/2011 12:39 PM|
|I do not have a problem to report, but after searching the PS forums for information and related web searches I feel I would be best served by contacting the Knowledge Center directly in order to be proactive and properly informed.I want to upgrade my HD, but before I do so I would like to confirm any difficulties with respect to the new 3.56 FW update. I have PS3 model CECHH01. Based on the EU forums, I understand that others who have performed their upgrades have run into difficulties. Before I perform the upgrade, I just wanted to confirm that it is ok to do so with FW 3.56. There is no urgency to my query. I will wait for your answer before proceeding.|