If you have an upgraded HDD and still NOT updated to 3.56, you can update that it will work(update with your original HDD inside the console).
If you have updated to 3.56 BEFORE inseting the upgraded HDD and have formatted your orginal HDD, unfortunately it won't work and you are in the same boat as us.
I reckon we have to wait until 3.60 is released....it will probs come out just before Killzone 3 and Marvel vs Capcom 3....So maybe one more week without PS3.
one more week....... the one good thing is my girlfriends brother has a PS3 and I been playing that with him but this makes my girlfriend angry off coz I'm not with her when I go to hers
so SONY u have messed up my PS3 and you are ruining my relationship
(I I know u guys are thinking a guy who cares about getting his PS3 back this much has a girlfriend???) lol
heres a website i thought people may find useful
it has the MD5 of every firmware released and release dates
hopefully it will indicate when a new firmware is released without you having to download the PUP file yourself and checking the MD5
Bazzziz GREAT post!!!!
I will share with you guys my latest e-mails received:
I'm not doubting about your aknowlege, but this is not true as I always used the US firmware and my system always worked fine. And I've played my ps3 with the US FW 3.56 (before my HDD brake) perfectly.
And I've tried the mexican FW and it still does't work. And the FW file in the US an MX website are exactly the same.(As MD5 and Hash files are the same)
Luciano da Conceição Junior
I appreciate your patience while assisting you with the trouble caused by your PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system not allowing you replace its hard disk drive. We are in the process of researching this issue for you. We will respond to you once we have completed this process. Thank you in advance for your patience.
I now doubt that a third version of 3.56 will be released....reason being that if they concentrate on a third version of 3.56 the next firmware (3.60 with cloud saving) might be delayed.
Its likely that they are fully testing 3.60 at the momment and have stopped all work on a 3.56 fix.
Especially as they would not benefit from this or any problem affecting the launch of Killzone 3 and Marvel vs Capcom 3.
p.s: Luciano, I appreciate your efforts in contacting Sony and then posting their reply on this forum.
I don't worry if I have to wait one or two more weeks. The really problem is that our ps3 can be repaired.
Sony not pronunciates about problem, firm 3.60 will work throught USB update? This is the important question!
(Sorry for my english)
at this time there is no way of knowing as to whether 3.60 will fix this issue. the problem lies in the fact that the faulty firmware is installed on the NAND is not letting the PS3 reinstall the firmware on the hard drive. the worse case senario is that the faulty firmware will not allow any firmware to be installed on the hard drive regardless of its version
if that is the case i expect Sony to admit its their fault and either fix/replace all of our PS3s free of charge
unfortunately we wont know this until Sony either officially responds or releases 3.60