Updating ps3 via flash drive
Also, unless you have the latest update installed Sony won’t allow you to go online on PSN or play anything online.
This is a very valuable tutorial, especially if you are looking to partition a USB stick.Confirm that the storage media is connected to Play Station 3 system, and retry the update process as instructed above.Check that the USB device is formatted to the File Format FAT 32 or FAT 16.An update to the PS3™ system software was released on November 1, 2016.You can use this update to upgrade your system software to version 4.81.In this guide we will teach you how to update the firmware of your Play Station 3 console using a flashdrive.
This is very useful if you cannot get Wi-Fi on your console or cannot get a wired connection.
From there, plug in your flash drive or insert your memory card.
Open the drive in Windows Explorer and create a new folder in the drive named PS3 (all capitals). PUP file in the UPDATE folder which is inside the PS3 folder on your storage media.
Also, this is a last resort procedure prior to exchanging/returning to sony. Power Off the PS3 via the power switch in back and power back on w/switch. Hold Power Button on the Front until you hear 3 beeps. Then go through the initial setup and then run a Format. You may need to have our AV cables ready if your using HDMI (in case HDMI isn’t detected after initial reset). Restore your backup you made prior to doing factory/hard reset (optional, if you created a backup). Jimmy Selix is an early adopter that loves to be one of the first on the block to have the latest and greatest in technology and gadgets.
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I would consider this a last resort troubleshooting procedure.