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PS3 Firmware 3.41 causing HDD problems
PS3 Firmware 3.41 causing HDD problems –
The latest PlayStation 3 firmware upgrade is reportedly causing issues for users attempting to upgrade their hard drive.
PS3 users have informed CVG that they are also having difficulty updating their system to firmware 3.41, and are also experiencing system crashes.
The few that have managed to install a new HDD are greeted with an error stating that 'no applicable data' can be found.
The latest firmware was initially thought to contain just a "You May Like" section, however we later learned that the firmware may have introduced a new patching system.
@amp2006 -- Thanks for posting about this news.
I have personally see this first hand, too many times since this update.
The problem seems mainly on the 120gb SLIM model.
After the update, trying to get the update, on the current owner HDD, it just random locks on the waving screen, or shortly afterwards.
Trying to replace the HDD, leaves you until two problems.
It asks for v3.40 or later on a usb stick, using v3.40, it sits for a long time, and then crashs with data is corrupted, or right away displays one of those weird 800xxxx error codes, to call Sony.
If you try using v3.41 when replacing the HDD, you get thru the checking part, it then starts the formatting step, and then about 44% or right at 0% crashs with "update data not found", removing and reinserting the USB stick does not help, and restarting the update on the same HDD, brings you back to the above error with 800xxxx code instead.
The only way I been able fix the problem so far is to go into recovery menu using the owner's current original HDD, and pick "Restore PS3 System", which of course does a full reset, and format of HDD, and then set the date/time, username, internet settings, and do the update right away.
After that the system seems to work fine with no problems.
And finally YES, this latest in a line of crappy PS3 updates, the v3.41 is the first one to use the new "patching" system, making the download only 20mb to 40mb depending on your current firmware, instead of the full now almost 190mb download.
Sony really dropped the ball on this one!
I've seen this a few times already. I was thinking that it could be that my usb drives were crapping out on me, I'm glad (and dissapointed) that it's the update and not the drive.
On my slim at home, I've been logged out of PSN network a lot, and had a few other random issues since the patch too. Again, hopefully all the firmware's fault.
Hey Gary, I ran into that issue, I just powered the system down after it gave me the no applicable update found, and recycled the power and it patched fine the 2nd try. Did this on a Slim and a fat
Originally Posted by garyopa
120GB PS3 Slim on FW 3.41, Hard Disk replacement problems (solved)
120GB PS3 Slim on FW 3.41, Hard Disk replacement problems (solved) –
PS3 slim 120 GB on Firmware 3.41, Hard Disk replacement problems:
I thought i was f**ked, i screwed up my GAMES folder with the Blackbox FTP program (i moved the folder and suddenly it was not accessible anymore and after a reboot it was gone!).
I was mad and wanna to start fresh, so instead of restoring my system to default and formatting the drive from within the PS3, i pulled the drive out and reformatted it on my pc.
Put the drive back in, usb stick with FW3.41 on hand, and guess what?... No way i could get this PS3 Slim with 3.41 system to run
I also have a Fat with 3.41. So i popped the HD in the FAT, it immediately wants to format the drive, did that and a couple of minutes later the FAT PS3 was ready to go with the SLIM drive
But that's not what i wanted, i wanted that SLIM to run again with FW 3.41
So i removed that drive from the FAT PS3 and popped it in the SLIM. And to my surprise it worked! The drive was reformatted, the system rebooted and FW 3.41 was installed
Now i'm up and running again with my slim 3.41, copying all that data again to it
So in short, you're on a 120GB Slim with 3.41 and you want to replace the HD with a bigger one, the easiest way is to reformat it on a fat PS3, and after that put it in the Slim, it should work
Originally Posted by bigdaddie
WOW... this is news to me . I went and purchased a slim just so I can have another system in case any of others decide to act up and finding a PS3 with firmware lower than 3.42 becomes impossible. ANYWAY, OK so you popped the slim's hdd in the fat and the fat reformatted it which then worked in the slim. When you put the original hdd in the back into the fat did it ask to be reformatted?
But lets say you have a PS3 slim with a lower firmware than 3.41, would it be best to update the HDD then and after upgrade to 3.41?
Are you telling that it's not possible to just replace the HD with a new one and format it on the 3.41 PS3 even with the "right" 3.41? Or you just had the first (faulty) version of 3.41?
Originally Posted by bigdaddie
I personally had no problem upgrading my slim 120Gb to a new 500Gb HDD. I just run run the "good" second 3.41 fimware upgrade, took a backup to a flash disk, popped in the new 500Gb HDD, turned on the PS3, it asked for the 3.41 firmware in a flash disk, i inserted it and it formated the new disk correctly and then I just did a restore from the flash disk...