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I'm currently trying to upgrade my ps3 to version 2.35 but it keeps freezing at 1%

I've just bought gta4 and need to upgrade, i've saved version 2.35 onto usb drive as per playstation.com instructions, once the console starts copying to the hard disk it freezes at 1%. any help would be great.

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Check out your ps3 guide that came with the ps3 and check out the hard drive section, pull the hd out and replace it.. shows you how to in the guide.. shut the system ff after you re-install the hd and let me know what happens. Should fix it!

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    PS i just realized that it may take up to 5-6hrs to fully upload ect your stuff so hold out on it at first.. I assumed this had been an issue for longer then that long!

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