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Cant upgrade my ps3

Hi there been trying two upgrade my ps3 with a memory stick it just sayes no data can u help please

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It is extremely important you follow the directions provided on the playstation website when using a memory stick. If you don't place it in the proper folder, it will not be found. 1. Create a folder on the storage media in which to save the update data. Using a PC, create a folder named ?PS3? on the storage media or USB device. Within the PS3 folder, create a folder named ?UPDATE?. 2. Download the update data and save it in the UPDATE folder created in step 1 Notice Be sure to save the update data as noted below. If the data is not saved in the correct way, the PS3? system will not recognize the update data. The folder name must be in all uppercase letters. Location: Save in the ?PS3? folder > ?UPDATE? folder File name: Save as file name ?PS3UPDAT.PUP?. The information above was located and copied from here: Hope this helps you.

Posted on Aug 19, 2007


Maybe you didnt download the update data to the memory stick, maybe you downloaded it to your pc. Next time download the update data to the memory stick and not the pc.

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