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upgrading my PS3 HDD

Postby dreamcast459 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:28 am

ok so i have a PS3 slim with CFW and i wanna swap out the 120 gig HDD for my 500gig

not sure what i have to do seeing as how i have CFW installed also i didnt install the CFW the person i traded with did

i cant tell you what CFW i have yet because im taking the PS3 apart to clean it and havent had the time to plug it in didnt wanna plug in the PS3 till it was fully cleaned out of bugs and dust
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Re: upgrading my PS3 HDD

Postby Biggsy666 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:47 am

according to this thread there is an option on cfw (possibly in rebug tool box) to back up before changing drive.

viewtopic.php?f=79&t=74948

Theres also a ton of videos on utube on the subject so you should be good to go.
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Re: upgrading my PS3 HDD

Postby dreamcast459 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:51 am

Biggsy666 wrote:according to this thread there is an option on cfw (possibly in rebug tool box) to back up before changing drive.

http://www.theisozone.com/forum/viewtop ... 79&t=74948

Theres also a ton of videos on utube on the subject so you should be good to go.


yup all i know is that it has rebug not sure the version wont know till later on tomorrow night
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Re: upgrading my PS3 HDD

Postby XamX » Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:05 pm

When you change the HDD and start the PS3 it tells you there is no system software and you need to install it. Very easy, you put the newest Rebug CFW on an USB stick or harddrive and install it.
(no matter what the cfw you download is called, you have to rename it to "PS3UPDAT.PUP" when copying/copied on your USB drive to install it, if it's named different it won't work)

this is the exact path:

USB drive (stick or hdd) formatted with FAT32 --> [PS3] (folder) --> [UPDATE] (folder) --> PS3UPDAT.PUP (file)
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^exactly like this, that means no lower case "ps3" or "update" folder and no "PS3UPDATE.PUP" file



Step by step installing:
1- make sure your PS3 Blu-Ray disc drive is empty, if there is a game-disc in eject it

2- put the USB stick/hdd in the right hand port (dev_usb000)
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3- install the (C)FW

4- install Rebug Toolbox and MultiMan

5- do what you want from now on :D


you can see the paths for the games here in the pics from this thread:
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