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Another Can't Update PS3Key
Another Can't Update PS3Key –
Well, I have read about everything I can on the PS3Key not updating... and I seem to be having similar issues now... except none of the fixes work for me.
Just got my ps3key, verified the serial on the website, downloaded the updater 1.1 and the Atmel 4.0 firmware.
I plug the key in and get a red light as expected. I unplug and replug three times and it turns blue, just as expected... but Windows (7 Ultimate, 64-bit) does not do anything with it (never tries to install drivers or anything). It should at least show as a flash drive, right? I don't see it in device manager or in my computer. Also, I am running the updater 1.1 in compatability mode for XP SP2 with run as administrator set... and the update button never becomes enabled...
Any ideas? I have made the unit turn blue a bunch of times on serveral different USB ports.
Thanks a lot!!!
What do you think the chances are that, you in fact have a Silabs based PS3Key?
Sounds highly likely to me.
You might try this, plug the PS3Key into your Hub and then chillax for around 30 to 45 Seconds for the PS3Key to load up on your Machine.
At this time your PS3Key should be a Blue or Purple (Red & Blue) Colour, at this time you should ~then~ be able to use the PS3Key like a Pendrive.
This is the clue that you'll need the Silabs Firmware, and to update it all you have to do is to drag-an-drop that Firmware onto the PS3Key.
If you get a complaint that there isn't enough room on the Stick, then just delete the old Firmware.bin File from the Stick beforehand.
Having re-read you post, and assuming that your wash rinse & repeat actually worked.
Did you bother to get the Updater Software?
AFIAK: The Atmel Stuff needs the Updater and the wash rinse and repeat (i.e. Plug... Pull... ad nauseum crap), just to get it in the Update Mode to begin with.
And no you just drag-an-drop stuff on an Atmel Chip.
Thanks for the reply Ichijoe,
After waiting 30 secs, 2 min, even 5 min... still nothing in Windows... it's never detected. . And I do have updater 1.1 up and running.
Maybe its a AVRKey?
Try ubuntu if you have available
Try ubuntu if you have available –
I was struggling with win 7 for 3 days.
Noticed after i added my serial on the PS3 key website mine was silabs based so drag and drop should work but even that didn't work.
Then i was thinking lets try in ubuntu (dual boot laptop).
Mounted the usb stick (nicely recognized as ps3 key in dmesg)
did a simple cp firmware.bin /media/mountpointusbstik
and volia it worked.
This tells me it has to do with admin or other privileges within windows 7.
So if you have a friend or maybe yourself with ubuntu installed that will work but again only for the silabs based sticks.
Hope youll find a way..
Funny thing is I'm runing Windows 7 Ultimate (x86-64) Core2Duo @ 1.83Ghz's and 4GiB's of DDR2 RAM, and I haven't had any problems in getting my PS3Key detected / installed.
Thing is it takes a few moments something like 45~90 Seconds for it to initialize, Windows then pops the Removable Storage dialog box.
At which time you can access the PS3Key by throwing a Winkey+E (Windows Explorer), and Drive Key X.xx =/= Firmware Version the current case 4.0h.
If your interested you can also open the *.htm File, to check the status / news / twiter messages related to the PS3Key.
Did you try it in your PS3? YOu will know then if its AVRkey or PS3key
Originally Posted by coodkidd
The PS3key comes preloaded ready too use.
Also on the PS3key site, look beside your serial number to know if its Atmel or Silab
My PS3key works fine in Windows 7 Ultimate X64
Takes a second to show in the PS3key updater software. You will then know its connected.
I have windows seven .. you must plug nd un plug and plug and unplug until BOTH lights are on RED AND BLUE
Thanks a ton for all the help guys!!!
Originally Posted by windrider42
Tried it in my PS3 and it nothing happens. Power switch on back is off. Plug in the USB. Flip power switch on back. Hit power button on front. Hit eject. Unit always stays red.
It is Atmel according to PS3Key website.
I tried it in my Wifes Windows XP SP3 computer... plug in and out until it becomes blue (its mostly blue, but there is a little red on both sides)... still, nothing. Windows never acts like a USB device was plugged in...
Maybe I got a bad key?
*EDIT* What should I see in device manager? As I said, windows never tried to install a driver or anything. doesn't show the USB eject tray icon, and I can't seem to find anything in device manager either.
Last edited by coodkidd; 11-09-2010 at 10:35 PM.
i had this problem also for 2 days i got it to work with usb hub after it installed drivers recognised the stick what i did was run in vista compatibility mode service pack 2
i unplugged and unplugged fast 3 times it worked like i said i used usb hub so windows would recgnise the hub and whatever sotrage was on it and it worked sometimes i did it 4 times and it worked
I have had to connect mine about 4 times as well sometimes to get it too connect
Insert it and remove it a few times in until both of the LEDs (both red and blue) light up at the same time.
I do this fairly quickly.
It will look like picture below when connected.
In Devices and Printers on Windows 7, I have 'BOOTLOADER' showing as device