Playstation 3 Super Slim HDD Change

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Found 5th Dec 2014
Can somebody help me out here, I have changed a HDD in a Playstation 3 before, But I do not remember it been this frustrating.

I have inserted the HDD but it just doesn't seem to want to play nice.

Should it not just pick up the HDD and format it accordingly? Also I have tried a couple of options in the Safe Mode part of the console to no avail.

I am not really concerned about save games, profiles, etc been saved so a full console rebuild / restore is welcomed/accepted.

Anybody have any ideas?

P.S I can confirm the HDD works fine as I used it as a backup for my work files previously.



you need the current PS3 firmware on a USB plugged into the PS3 when you start it up with the new hdd and it should sort it from there

Helped a friend this, if it doesn't play ball then booting it into safe mode and going from there helps

Original Poster Editor

Never mind, Sorted it

Cleaned all contacts, Windows only recognised it in Disk Management not My Computer, so I set it as a primary drive, formatted to NTFC, inserted in PS and away we go.
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