Like l_Oliveira said before a few posts back, try a different network adaptor. I don't remember who his post was directed too, but his advice stands.
Originally Posted by JoshMatt79
If you want to save the money and the frustration of finding that a newer network adaptor doesn't work, just borrow one from someone else (Even from a stanger will do...).
If you can experiment with a different console too, that will be great too.
Honestly, there is no point in getting mad over this, as Sony never promised that their hardware would ever be compatible with generic ATA HDDs. (On the contrary, they forced everyone to use their "Genuine SCE" HDD units)
So while it does work with generic ATA disks, compatibility is obviously not guaranteed (Especially with the older hardware) and you cannot blame them.
EDIT: When was your adaptor manufactured? I know that the US release of Playstation hardware has got datecodes printed on them.
Mine was manufactured by Foxconn, China. Datecode is 3C (3rd quarter of 2003). That adaptor was brought back by the previous owner when he went to the US, many years ago.
I vaguely remember a similar case from 2 years ago, and I've found it: http://psx-scene.com/forums/f98/hdd-...adapter-65562/ (HDD not working with network adapter?)
Last edited by SP193; 01-23-2013 at 08:31 AM.
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