Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Go to Settings, System Settings, Back Up Utility.
You'll have to hook up an external usb drive with a good amount of space.
Use the backup utility.
Swap the 40gb drive with the 80gb drive.
Follow the onscreen PS3 prompts. A message will possibly pop telling you that you need to download a firmware file etc. If it does download the latest PS3 firmware from here:
You'll need to have it installed on a folder on your external drive like this:
The playstation will look for the file once you press the SELECT and START buttons at the same time on your ps3 controller.
Follow the prompts, it should be straightforward.
After everything is done.
Go back into Settings, System Settings, Back Up Utility.
Click Restore and then follow the prompts.
Boom you're back in business.
Let me know if you have any other problems and check out my PS3 blog here for tips and other info:
Posted on Feb 25, 2009
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