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I have firmare update 3.30 on my usb flash drive in the ps3/update folder I plug it into my ps3 system which is firmware update 3.15 and I go to the system update and I clicked on the update from storage media which is a usb flash drive but the system does not find the update why is that?

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Make sure to follow the instructions thoroughly on Sony's website. You have to have the folders just right and the update named just right. Make sure to try other USB slots also, you may have a bad USB slot.

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

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It just freezes up at random while playing games,listening to music,watching videos etc. please help


Hello

The Sony Playstation 3 suffers from software bugs like any other device. These bugs can cause the PS3 to freeze during game play, which takes away from the overall experience of using the PS3 hardware. In order to combat these bugs, Sony software team frequently sends out PS3 software updates that will defuse any major bugs as they arise.

Go to the official Sony Playstation 3 update website and download the latest PS3 software update. Each update that Sony releases fixes bugs and adds new features.

Connect a USB flash drive or memory card to your computer and create a folder inside of the USB drive or memory card named "PS3." Create a folder inside of that named "Update."


Save the downloaded PS3 update file inside of the "Update" folder on the USB flash drive or the memory card.


Pull the USB flash drive or the memory card out of the computer and connect it to your PS3. Select the "System Update" option from the PS3 main menu.


Select "Update via Storage Media" from the next screen and press the "X" button to install the latest PS3 update on your machine. This will fix any software bugs that are preventing your PS3 from working properly.

Sep 24, 2011 | Sony Video Game Consoles & Games

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I have tried to download the update on my PS3 with my flash drive, still wont work


How to Update Your Ps3 Firmware With Your Computer


How to Update Your Ps3 Firmware With Your Computerthumbnail Update Your Ps3 Firmware With Your Computer

So you want to update your ps3, but you don't have your ps3 connected to the internet, well no fear in this article I will show you how to update your ps3's firmware by using your computer.

Instructions
Things You'll Need

Internet
J-Drive

1 First go to this website,http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/SystemUpdates/PS3
and click on the download now button just under the big ps3 and save it to your desktop or any other place that you can get to the file easly.

2 Now get into your j-drive and make a new folder named "PS3".

3 Now click on the PS3 folder and make a new one called "UPDATE".

4 Now put the downloaded update file ito the "UPDATE" folder that you just made.

5 Take the j-drive to your ps3 and plug it into the usb port.

6 Once done with that go to settings, system update, update via mass storage device.

7 Follow the directions on the screen to complete the update.

8 Once done you cna go back to playing on your ps3.

Tips & Warnings

You can do this for every update that you do
Its free to do
If it don't work you did it wrong

Aug 19, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My son ps3 games not downloading but itplays dvd an cds, what should i do?


Hi, you might need to update it..

How to Update Your Ps3 Firmware With Your Computer


How to Update Your Ps3 Firmware With Your Computer thumbnail Update Your Ps3 Firmware With Your Computer

So you want to update your ps3, but you don't have your ps3 connected to the internet, well no fear in this article I will show you how to update your ps3's firmware by using your computer.

Instructions
Things You'll Need

Internet
J-Drive

1 First go to this website,http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/SystemUpdates/PS3
and click on the download now button just under the big ps3 and save it to your desktop or any other place that you can get to the file easly.

2 Now get into your j-drive and make a new folder named "PS3".

3 Now click on the PS3 folder and make a new one called "UPDATE".

4 Now put the downloaded update file ito the "UPDATE" folder that you just made.

5 Take the j-drive to your ps3 and plug it into the usb port.

6 Once done with that go to settings, system update, update via mass storage device.

7 Follow the directions on the screen to complete the update.

8 Once done you cna go back to playing on your ps3.

Tips & Warnings

You can do this for every update that you do
Its free to do
If it don't work you did it wrong


Good luck...

Aug 16, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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My ps3 is having a problem downloading the new update it keeps giving me the error code 80710723 the update is 3.70


How to Update Your Ps3 Firmware With Your Computer


How to Update Your Ps3 Firmware With Your Computerthumbnail Update Your Ps3 Firmware With Your Computer

So you want to update your ps3, but you don't have your ps3 connected to the internet, well no fear in this article I will show you how to update your ps3's firmware by using your computer.

Instructions
Things You'll Need

Internet
J-Drive

1 First go to this website,http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/SystemUpdates/PS3
and click on the download now button just under the big ps3 and save it to your desktop or any other place that you can get to the file easly.

2 Now get into your j-drive and make a new folder named "PS3".

3 Now click on the PS3 folder and make a new one called "UPDATE".

4 Now put the downloaded update file ito the "UPDATE" folder that you just made.

5 Take the j-drive to your ps3 and plug it into the usb port.

6 Once done with that go to settings, system update, update via mass storage device.

7 Follow the directions on the screen to complete the update.

8 Once done you cna go back to playing on your ps3.

Tips & Warnings

You can do this for every update that you do
Its free to do
If it don't work you did it wrong

Aug 15, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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Why cant i get a system update


How to Update Your Ps3 Firmware With Your Computer


How to Update Your Ps3 Firmware With Your Computerthumbnail Update Your Ps3 Firmware With Your Computer

So you want to update your ps3, but you don't have your ps3 connected to the internet, well no fear in this article I will show you how to update your ps3's firmware by using your computer.

Instructions
Things You'll Need

Internet
J-Drive

1 First go to this website,http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/SystemUpdates/PS3
and click on the download now button just under the big ps3 and save it to your desktop or any other place that you can get to the file easly.

2 Now get into your j-drive and make a new folder named "PS3".

3 Now click on the PS3 folder and make a new one called "UPDATE".

4 Now put the downloaded update file ito the "UPDATE" folder that you just made.

5 Take the j-drive to your ps3 and plug it into the usb port.

6 Once done with that go to settings, system update, update via mass storage device.

7 Follow the directions on the screen to complete the update.

8 Once done you cna go back to playing on your ps3.

Tips & Warnings

You can do this for every update that you do
Its free to do
If it don't work you did it wrong

Aug 10, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Preform a system software update the encryption key


How to Update Your Ps3 Firmware With Your Computer


How to Update Your Ps3 Firmware With Your Computerthumbnail Update Your Ps3 Firmware With Your Computer

So you want to update your ps3, but you don't have your ps3 connected to the internet, well no fear in this article I will show you how to update your ps3's firmware by using your computer.

Instructions
Things You'll Need

Internet
J-Drive

1 First go to this website,http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/SystemUpdates/PS3
and click on the download now button just under the big ps3 and save it to your desktop or any other place that you can get to the file easly.

2 Now get into your j-drive and make a new folder named "PS3".

3 Now click on the PS3 folder and make a new one called "UPDATE".

4 Now put the downloaded update file ito the "UPDATE" folder that you just made.

5 Take the j-drive to your ps3 and plug it into the usb port.

6 Once done with that go to settings, system update, update via mass storage device.

7 Follow the directions on the screen to complete the update.

8 Once done you cna go back to playing on your ps3.

Tips & Warnings

You can do this for every update that you do
Its free to do
If it don't work you did it wrong

Aug 09, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Every time its gets to 62% is says an error with (8002F997) ive tired the method by swiching the media sever to disable but that didnt work. what eles do i do


Error code "8002F997" means your PS3 is having issues updating your system software directly via internet. As a workaround you'll use external storage media, such as a USB thumb drive, to transfer the software to your PS3

1. Requirements

- A USB cable (not necessary if using a USB thumb drive)
- A PC with Internet access
- Storage media or a USB Mass Storage device such as a USB flash drive

2. Downloading and saving the software

- Plug in your USB drive to your computer, and create a folder on the storage media in which to save the update data. Create a folder named "PS3" on the storage media/USB device. Within the PS3 folder, create a folder named "UPDATE".

- Download the update data from

http://dus01.ps3.update.playstation.net/update/ps3/image/us/2011_0310_91ee193a2fa921a6fce780fc40236e3b/PS3UPDAT.PUP

and save it in the "UPDATE" folder.

Note:

Be sure to save the update data as noted below. If the data is not saved in the correct way, the PS3 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".

3. Updating the PS3 software

Note:

Do not turn off the PS3, or remove the USB drive, during the software update!

- Insert the USB drive/storage media into the PS3
- On your PS3, from Home Menu (second icon from the left) -> System Update ->Select [Update via Storage Media].

The system automatically searches for and finds the update data saved on the storage media or USB device.


http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps3/pc_update/index.htm

Mar 24, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 has error 80710723 and says it needs to update. when i try to update it i get the error and cannot connect to the network.


Download the update from your PC save it on a usb flash drive. On the flash drive create a folder and name it PS3 and inside of that folder make a folder and name it UPDATE. Save the download into the file that you named UPDATE make sure you name the downloaded file PS3UPDAT.PUP.
Put the usb into a usb port on your PS3 and goto system update and do the update via storage. Make sure the files and the downloaded contene named files are all in upper caps.

Feb 08, 2011 | Sony Video Game Consoles & Games

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My PS3 wont recognise 3.15 update from usb, formated usb to fat32 nothing works. Trying to swap the drive did the recomended instruction change and the system wont restart the new drive,went through all...


tilz1

If your PS3 will not see the update most likely you did not save the file to the right place.

The link below is the the main instructions to properly do the install of the firmware update. However when you save the you will wanted to save the update in a folder named "PS3” on the root directory of the USB drive. Then in that folder make a folder called “UPDATE”. After you have done this then you will want to save the update in the “UPDATE” folder. Doing this should allow your PS3 to see the update.

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions

Issken

http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps3/pc_update/index.htm

Mar 06, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 stuck in demonstration mode 2.80


Visit the Playstation3 website and download the lastest version onto a flash drive. Making sure you dont have any other software/files on the flash drive.

Create a folder on the flash drive in which to save the update data.
Using a PC, create a folder named “PS3” on the flash drive or USB device. Within the PS3 folder, create a folder named “UPDATE”.
Install the playstation update into that folder. "PS3UPDAT.PUP"
Your console SHOULD now reconise the update.
If nothing changes restore the playstation fully to its default status.

Jul 28, 2009 | Sony Video Game Consoles & Games

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