29-07-2010 09:18 PM - edited 29-07-2010 09:29 PM
Hmm, I guess people experiencing this problem should record what hardware they have been using to help isolate the issue...
PlayStation 3 Model: CECH-2003B
Hard Drive: Seagate Momentus 500GB
Storage Media: SONY 16GB Memory Stick Pro Duo & SONY MSRW-MD1 Adapter
There are others experiencing this issue also, here is a thread on the US forums reporting the same issues:
on 29-07-2010 09:40 PM
I to have encountered this issue upgrading a 40GB to a 500GB. However when I tried the same upgrade on a 60GB with the very same HDD I encountered no problems. The 60GB asked to format then informed me it was loading the system software, NOT from a USB stick as it was not conected. All went as it should, it re booted and hay presto there was my new 500GB HDD. I then tried again with the 40GB with the HDD just used in the 60GB but same issue. You gotta love the 60GB.
on 29-07-2010 09:50 PM
on 29-07-2010 09:54 PM
on 29-07-2010 10:14 PM
My PS3 is a basic 40GB UK PAL model, and I'm attempting to upgrade using a Scorpio 250gb hard drive, in case the tech guys are interested
I hope this gets noticed and resolved ASAP.
on 29-07-2010 11:37 PM
I'm having the same problem, although mine came about a different way. Was plaing on Uncharted 2 when it decided to crash (the PS button and the power button wouldnt respond). So i decided to use the switch on the back, then started it up again and got welcomed with the corrupt message. It then attempted to repair it but told me i would need to format, so i did.
After the formatting i revived the 'No applicable update data' message, so i then downloaded the 3.41 update from the official site, put it on my memory stick (PS3/UPDATE/, and made sure it was in fat32 format). Plugged the usb stick into the PS3 and did the 'hold start and select' thing. It then goes to the 'checking' screen and then tells me its preparing for update, goes all the way through and then goes back to the 'No applicable update data' screen. Still asking for the 3.41 update data.
I have tried 3 different usb sticks, each formatted to fat32 and I've tried to cd-r's, none of them work, all do the same thing.
I've been using my upgraded 250gb Seagate drive since i got my new PS3 (this is my second one), i had no problem installing it the first time. I've also tried putting my original 60gb drive back in, but it does the same thing.
I was planning on sending it to Sony, as its still a few months inside the warranty, but I'm not sure if i can now if there not even accepting that this is a problem.
on 30-07-2010 01:56 AM
If anyone experiencing problems currently has FW 3.40 installed on their console. The issue can be remedied by installing your new HDD, downloading & installing 3.40 from here. Then updating to 3.41 by System Update on the XMB.
This will not work if your current FW is already 3.41!
on 30-07-2010 10:46 AM
Are Sony still in denial about this? Is it still "user error"? Is it still "despite the hundreds/thousands of people posting on message boards around the world with this issue, we've never seen it before"?
Just a "Sorry guys, there's a problem, we're worknig on a solution" message would be nice Sony.
As it stands, I'm sitting with a PS3 unused waiting for the hard disk to upgrade. I can't buy anything else from the store, not enough room on my old drive.
Earlier in the week, I was going to buy stuff off the store. It's the weekend now, so all my pennies can go towards beer instead to ease my frustration. Of course, if I had some acknowledgement of the problem and a rough idea of a resolution - I'd save my money to spend with Sony.
Well, trying to hit them in the software sales pocket is worth a shot
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