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Unable to put in new hard drive after update 3.41

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28 Jul 2010
By Jasperskies

Hi guys

 

Sorry to add yet another update complaint, but my problem is caused by trying to put a new hard drive into my ps3, and I couldn't find it in troubleshooting.

 

I've had a regular 40 gb ps3 for over a year now and decided to put in a newer, bigger 250gb hard drive so I could store more media. But I made the mistake of doing this today, and it turns out there's a problem with 3.41. After backing up all of my data and putting in the new hard drive, I plug in a flash drive with the 3.41 update data on it in a PS3/UPDATE folder just like it asks, but when it tries to install the system update so I can get around to  using my new hard drive, it always stops at around 50%.

 

This problem does not seem to be unique to me either judging from this thread I found:

 

http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-General/Problem-installing-firmware-3-41-after-new-...

 

I tried phoning technical support, but they had no idea what to do either and were pretty useless I'm sorry to say :(. And I can't seem to use this new hard drive in the PS3 until the update is installed. Downloading the update file from other sources or putting it on different storage media doesn't help either, so I suspect it's a problem with the update itself. Please advise if you can, if not then I may just have to leave it until another update comes out and try again.

 

 

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Hi folks,

 

As some of you have mentioned this issue has now been resolved.  More details can be found on the Offical PlayStation Blog.

 

Thanks for you patience.

 

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I would also like to join the protest, just posted on another thread from a google link and didn't see this one! I'm trying to upgrade the old style 80Gb with a WD Scorpio Blue 250Gb. Annoyingly I installed 3.41 an hour before the post arrived with the new HDD! I'm glad its not the PS3 or the HDD though.
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I sent a message to the official Playstation twitter account asking them about the problem. This was the response i received - "We're aware of some reports and that information has been passed up the chain. Thanks!"

 

I'd say theres been more than some reports but at least there possibly aware of the issue.

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Im so glad i found this thread. Im having the same problem as everyone else.

 

Ive been trying to upgrade my hard drive for the last couple of days, I have tried absolulutely everything (about 10 times) and thought i was going mad.

 

Looks like i chose a bad time to upgrade.

 

Come on sony, get it sorted!!!

 

 

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Anyone experiencing the HDD/3.41 issue should keep your eyes on this thread in the US PS forums, it has the most up-to-date info.

Apparently a DIY fix has been found for anyone who has the necessary hardware available. I'm personally gonna wait for the official patch.

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I dont have this caddy youre suggesting. I might just wait also until a new update comes out, same thing here should have done it weeks ago.
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My housemate is also having the exact same problem. He's all but filled his 40GB PS3 with an unlucky selection of games that all have huge install data needed, tried to upgrade his HD and same issues, says it needs an update but won't get past 53%. I guess the only answer is to wait until Sony patch it again but it's obviously a severe pain since the new HD works perfectly in my mates spare PS3 (Sadly doesn't read discs anymore) but neither the new 500GB or mates 60 GB HD work in his 40GB. Pray they fix it soon.

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Hey guys!

 

I don't know if it has already been posted:

 

According to several people who spoke on phone with the german PS3 support, Sony will offer a new firmware version which eliminates the "3.41-HDD-Error" until WEDNESDAY! 

 

I think these are some goddamn good news - finally! 

 

Greetings from Germany!

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DIY Fix worked fine for me, took about a hour or so to copy from my 80gb

to a my new 640gb. Just need to do a quick format from the ps3 system

menu once you put your new one in & your ready to go again.

 

I wish backup restore didn't take so long, it took nearly 2 hours to

restore a 40gb backup. :smileysad:

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People on the US forums are currently posting that they are now successfully installing the 3.41 FW on new drives, apparently the file may have been updated without any announcement being made. Can anyone confirm if the EU/UK firmware is working yet?
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Its worked for me. Used the one from uk.playstation.com.

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MajorSheppard wrote:

Its worked for me. Used the one from uk.playstation.com.


Thanks. I can also confirm it's now definitely working, I've just installed my HD & updated with no problems.

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sounds like good news! :)

And a pretty quick turn around to get the solution out there too :)
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* YLOD? * *PSN Connection Problems?* *Blu Ray Problems

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I'm up and running now too. Definately works, now in process of getting all my store downloads onto it. everything as it was on old 40gb HDD
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Hi folks,

 

As some of you have mentioned this issue has now been resolved.  More details can be found on the Offical PlayStation Blog.

 

Thanks for you patience.

 

NF

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As posted by DIVINE 1000

 

Anyone experiencing the HDD/3.41 issue should keep your eyes on this thread in the US PS forums, it has the most up-to-date info.

Apparently a DIY fix has been found for anyone who has the necessary hardware available. I'm personally gonna wait for the official patch.

 

This works a treat, thanks for that, DIVINE 1000. Now have a nice new 250gig in my new slim. Soon to be a 500 gig waiting for it to be delivered.

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My PS3 has life again!!!!

 

Would appear that Sony have fixed the firmware file, just download from the official link and it should work.

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