PS3 40G WONT READ HDD
HELLO EVERY ONE I JUST TRIED TO UPDATE AN OLD PS3 40G PHAT FROM 3.56 TO 4.31 AT FIRST ALL WENT WELL UNTIL IT JUST KEPT LOOPING THE UPDATE SO I REMOVED THE BATTERY FROM THE MOTHER BOARD PUT IT ALL BACK NOW IT WONT LOAD IT JUST SWICHES OFF I CAN ONLEY GET INTO RECOVERY MENU WERE IT WONT READ ENEY HDD I HAV FORMATED THEM ON PC TO NTSC AND STILL I GET NO HDD DETECTED IN RESTORE PS3 SYSTEM REBILD AND A SERIOS ERROR HAS OCERD WEN I TRY TO UPDATE CAN ENEY ONE HELP PLZ
Just a helpful hint, standard internet protocol is to not use all caps when posting a message. It's generally interpreted as yelling and somewhat common knowledge. You may have a better chance of getting your answer if you edit your post with proper casing.
Bonus tip: Proper punctuation never hurts too. Nobody likes to read a wall of text.
Now, about your issue, I'm not sure what the initial problem is. It seems like you had a semi-brick. Removing the battery on the motherboard probably made the problem worse. Also, there's no need to format the drive to NTFS. The PS3 will format the drive regardless.
Easy on the caps lock key dude.
Originally Posted by CHOPPA
Did you do a full format on the drive in you PC?