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drive, problems? –
Hello, my friend was trying to check if his ps3 drive was good or bad cause his ps3 wouldnt start up right. I lent him my ps3 drive and he formated it fat32. when i put it back in my system my system giving me an error saying that it cant start the program and that i should press the PS key to restart or press select and start at the same time and insert a media that has ps3 firmware 4.11 or better.
i tried to format a pen drive with fat32 and putting the update in the /PS3/UPDATE/ . I inserted the drive into the usb port and did select and start. it says it cant find a proper firmware and goes back tot he same message about inserting media with 4.11 or better and pressing start and select.
I tried the hard reset and going into service mode and doing the update from there. As well as restoring ps3, as well as rebulding the database. i tried every menu there. I also tried to delete the partion of the drive and leave it in unallocated data like if it was a new drive and hoping that once i insert it into the ps3 it would ask to format it. But it didnt same message.
I know the drive isnt bad cause im able to insert it into my pc and it read just fine. i ran scan disk and no errors. This is a official drive so it is compatible with the ps3.
I know all my data and player info is gone but at this point i dont care, all i want is my ps3 to boot up properly. I been over youtube video all night for about 4 hours trying to get this to work. If anybody can help, i would appreciate it
connect it to your pc and format it leaving it blank as in dont make it fat 32 or ntfs and then try again.
the ps3 does not use a fat32 filesystem... that would be.... limited...
it uses its own which i belive is called ext4... based off linux ext3... but more secure...
if its asking for a 4+ restore... that means you must insert the drive unallocated and install the 4+ firmware and format the drive to the ps3 filesystem, then it will work....
unless it gives you some type of drive error message theres something you are doing wrong....
you can not load 3.55 on it... its been updated and is impossibro...
good luck!... if all else fails read up via google!
Hello, thank for the replies,.
I have already tried deleting the partion and leaving the drive like it was first purchased. I put the drive in and same message that i need to insert some media with update 4.11 or higher. again i tried to put in the flash drive that has the file in the proper location and it wont read it.