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Re: data transfer utility not working

May 21, 2011

Sony may have deactivated this feature

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Re: data transfer utility not working

May 21, 2011

Had the same problem and this fixed it.

The solution isn't actually in the video but in the description beneath it. The video just shows what the problem is.


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Re: data transfer utility not working

May 21, 2011

Had the same problem. Disabling internet and media server connections worked. Thanks for the help.

And a big old THANKS FOR NOTHING to Sony for having crappy incomplete instructions that don't work, in addition to making their consoles out of inferior parts so that I had to buy a new PS3 a couple years after my original. You're lucky your competition makes even worse hardware.

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Re: data transfer utility not working

May 21, 2011

do you mean that there is no need to do the activating thing for the destination system ?

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Re: data transfer utility not working

Jun 11, 2011

These instructions are golden, worked for me after several failed attempts without disabling networking, etc.

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Jul 29, 2011

Did everything and still won't work for me.  Very frustrating!

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Oct 25, 2011

Same here man... I followed all the steps. Im trying to transfer from a fat ps3 to a different fat ps3. Been at it for hours n nothing!!! Playstation iz really startin to piss me off

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Oct 26, 2011

someone posted about disablinig the internet connection and media server. I did these things and the data is now transfering.  So follow the normal steps and then disable the internet and media server on both systems.  hope that at least helps some of you. for information purposes i'm transfering 60gb to 320gb. 

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Oct 26, 2011

In all the success stories i read they were all transferong from a fat to a slim. Which im not doing. So the fat ones must not be compatible. Both ps3s are cechao1 models.

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Nov 6, 2011

had same trouble as many here, updating a 40GB fat PS3 to a brand new 320GB slim -- was getting the message that the cable wasnt connected when it was. Had tried 3 different cables to no avail.

Thanks to the posts here, was able to get it to work, finally (thanks guys), by doing the following, in this order:

1.  turned off both systems, disconnected the cable and turned both systems back on without the cable connected  (I am using a regular ethernet cable not a crossover)

2.   On my Fat source PS3, I Deactivated both Games and Video, then in Internet settings disabled the Internet Connection, then the Media Server

3.  On my Slim destination PS3, I Activated both Games and Video, then in Internet settings disabled the Internet Connection, then the Media Server

4.  I went through the normal steps on the fat source PS3, but waited to connect the cable until the screen told me to.

5.  Then did the normal steps for the slim destination PS3, it *finally* put me through to the screen that asked if it was ok to format the new PS3. Data transferred in less than 45 min.

THANKS AGAIN to all the help on this board.... and BOO to Sony for not updating their directions to reflect this obviously very common issue, for almost 2 years!!!

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