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40 gb model Data is corrupt error trying to update. Have tried updating online and with memory stick, thru update screen and thru safe mode with same results - Tried wit ver 3.56 then with 3.6.

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  • bhoppy614 Mar 12, 2011

    It stops at 62%

  • bhoppy614 Mar 12, 2011

    It is not under warranty. I can still play blu ray disks sucessfully.

  • bhoppy614 Mar 12, 2011

    Thanks - i will give it a go

  • bhoppy614 Mar 13, 2011

    I have tried reformatting. Still it stops at 62% when trying to run an update.

  • bhoppy614 Mar 15, 2011

    Thank you - i gave up and sent the unit for repair

  • bhoppy614 Mar 15, 2011

    Thanks for your help - I tried a BlacX usb to SATA dock but it would not see the PS3 drive. - I gave up at that point and sent the unit out for repair.

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Hi, when Updating play stations,You are expected to use the right version for update. Most times people use lower versions,while some other people use higher version that is higher than the play station they have..

So make sure the version you are trying to install or use for the update is not higher than the version your using at the moment.

You can use the link below to know more about firmware.


blog.us.playstation.com/2010/03/28/ps3-firmware-v3-21-update/

Thanks ......

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Hello

Format your ps3 and try again.

Settings > System Settings > Format Utility > Format Hard Disk

Doing this will delete all your data, including all game saves. Back up what you want to save before proceeding.

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Can you tell me at what percentage the installation of the update fails? This will help greatly in solving your problem.

Many thanks

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  • Kevin Penn Mar 12, 2011

    Ok, this is usually due to a faulty blu ray player if it stops somewhere in between 60-70%. There is a long and lengthy solution to fix this but it involves taking apart your PS3 and stripping it right down to the motherboard. Is your system within warranty?

  • Kevin Penn Mar 12, 2011

    Ok, I will give you the information anyway, see how you feel about trying it -

    What you have to do is strip your ps3 right down to the motherboard. On the motherboard is a battery which is basically the systems memory. Remove the battery and short the terminals of the battery holder together. Follow this guide for disassembly instructions :
    http://www.llamma.com/PS3/repair/PS3_dis...

    Once you have done that, put your PS3 back together by working in the opposite way to the guide.
    Now you need to prepare your hard drive. Connect it back up to your computer. Goto control panel -> administrative tools -> computer management. Then click disk management.
    Your PS3 drive will be listed in the drives at the bottom of the disk management window. Now this one is a little hard to explain. The letter of the drive and drive information is listed in a square box. It may say "Uninitialised". You have to right click your mouse in this area where it says this. You should see an option to initialise disk. Do this. It basically turns your drive back on. After this on the right of the area where it said the drive letter it should now be a longer box with "Unnalocated space". Right click this area and select "Create simple volume". Go through the options but MAKE SURE you do not have a tick in the box that says "Format Drive". You must not format it.

    After it has created a simple volume the disk should be listed as "RAW data".

    Next you need to download the latest update to USB memory stick.

    Put the hard drive back into the PS3 and go back into the recovery menu as before. Select system update. Follow the instructions to install from external media.

    The following information is just as important to get right. If you do not get it right you will have to start at the beginning and take the PS3 apart again.

    Right before the point where the update is failing, in your case 68%, remove the hard drive. The installation will stop and an error will come up with a countdown from 60 seconds. Let the countdown finish and the PS3 will restart. When the PS3 retsarts the screen will be blank, replace the hard drive.

    After about 30 seconds to a minute the console should come up with a screen saying the hard drive needs to be formatted. If you get this then the procedure has worked and your PS3 should be brought back to life.

    The reason this happens is normally due to a hardware failure, usually the blu ray drive. The update checks to make sure that everything is working properly.

    If this procedure does not work then you unfortunately have irrepairable firmware damage which is going to have to be sent to Sony to fix.

    Hope this helps and let me know how you get on

  • Kevin Penn Mar 12, 2011

    You will need a USB to SATA cable for this to work properly

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