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    02-07-2011 01:11 PM #1 How to use ANY ps3 hdd in your ps3 without formatting

    ok i am gonna show you how to make ANY ps3 harddrive work in your ps3 without formatting it so you dont loose info on it. this is great for someone who got a new ps3 and wants to use their old hdd in it.

    Here is another way to do it. If YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THIS METHOD TELL ME ILL HELP THE BEST I CAN THIS SHOULD WORK. I HAVE TESTED ON MULTIPLE CONSOLES. put your real hdd in the system and go into the system restore menu (hold power until turns on and off, then hold again until two beeps) then have nothing else in your console usb wise and then go to system update and press start and select then change your hdd and let it go for a couple of seconds.. then shut the system off and turn it on again with the new hdd still in it and the hdd will work!!




    hdd seagate - toshiba now
    firmware 3.41 - 3.55 now
    60gb - 500 gb now


    AND UR DONE
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    04-18-2011 02:25 PM #101

    Quote Originally Posted by santino View Post
    ok i am gonna show you how to make ANY ps3 harddrive work in your ps3 without formatting it so you dont loose info on it. this is great for someone who got a new ps3 and wants to use their old hdd in it. ok so first THIS WILL ONLY WORK ON CFW I HAVE TESTED IT ON 3.55 KMEAW.

    Here is another way to do it. If YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THIS METHOD TELL ME ILL HELP THE BEST I CAN THIS SHOULD WORK. I HAVE TESTED ON MULTIPLE CONSOLES. put your real hdd in the system and go into the system restore menu (hold power until turns on and off, then hold again until two beeps) then have nothing else in your console usb wise and then go to system update and press start and select then change your hdd and let it go for a couple of seconds.. then shut the system off and turn it on again with the new hdd still in it and the hdd will work!!


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    hdd seagate - toshiba now
    firmware 3.41 - 3.55 now
    60gb - 500 gb now


    What you will need.
    a ps3 running cfw
    xRegistryeditor
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    xReg Plus [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    and two ps3 hdds


    1.So first you will need to install cfw if you dont already have it.

    2.Next you will need to install xRegistry editor on your computer.

    3.Now install xReg Plus

    4.Open xReg Plus and Press SELECT to BACKUP xRegistry.sys to root of USB000 (the last usb port on the right)

    5.now open the xRegistry editor and open the file you saved on your flashdrive.

    6.Now on the editor your gonna look for the part that says (/setting/system/hddSerial) and highlight it.
    On your right you will see the box that says value this is what we are changing.
    (i am gonna refer to whats in the value box as hdd serial)

    7.now this (serial) is what tells the console you have the right hdd in it. the code is made up as this the first letters and numbers is the model number on the hdd and after the spaces the next one is the serial number writting on the hdd as well.
    For easier it is (hdd model number hdd serial)

    Here is mine for people to see i edited values for reasons but.... i tried spaces didnt work just put 43 spaces after the model
    (ST48822AS........................................ ...5PK4HD6T)
    {hdd model ........................................... hdd serial}

    OK TO MAKE IT EASIER take the model number on your hdd and put it on the value line then add 43 spaces then put the serial number in the value and ur done it should look like something above just no periods make them spaces.

    8.Now all you have to do is copy whats in the quotes in red above so you have the proper spacing and change my values to whats on the hdd you want. (well i tried to just use spaces it didnt work so its 43 spaces the txt. i used periods for you and the periods keeps adding a space sorry i tried.)

    9.Now after you create your new (hdd serial) put it in the value box and save.

    10.Copy the saved xRegistry.sys file to your usb device and make sure its in the usb0 slot its the one all the way to the right.

    11. Press START to RESTORE xRegistry.sys from root of USB000

    AND UR DONE
    So basically its like dual booting right? You have Normal firmware on one hard drive and custom firmware on the other.

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    04-18-2011 03:05 PM #102

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeehh View Post
    So basically its like dual booting right? You have Normal firmware on one hard drive and custom firmware on the other.
    no not at all.
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    04-18-2011 03:32 PM #103

    Firmware is stored on the flash, not the hdd

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    04-18-2011 03:58 PM #104

    oh alright then,
    my mistake.

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    04-19-2011 12:52 AM #105

    is ti possible to transfer a fat ps3 hdd to a slim like this?
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    04-19-2011 02:55 AM #106

    hey your newest method works on OFW 3.60

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    04-19-2011 04:08 AM #107

    Quote Originally Posted by FunAndJokes View Post
    hey your newest method works on OFW 3.60
    thanks i already no that i did it already i tried it on alot of firmwares no problem
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    05-22-2011 10:25 PM #108

    My PS3 just got the YLOD today. It's the 40gb Fat model with the 3.61 OFW, and I was wondering if I would be able to use this on a new Slim model and put the YLOD HDD into the new Slim model and get to keep my saved game data, (I was about to get a few platinum trophies :/ ), if so does the new Slim model need CFW before i attempt to do this or is it the YLOD PS3 that needs the CFW?

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    05-22-2011 10:43 PM #109

    Quote Originally Posted by asahel View Post
    My PS3 just got the YLOD today. It's the 40gb Fat model with the 3.61 OFW, and I was wondering if I would be able to use this on a new Slim model and put the YLOD HDD into the new Slim model and get to keep my saved game data, (I was about to get a few platinum trophies :/ ), if so does the new Slim model need CFW before i attempt to do this or is it the YLOD PS3 that needs the CFW?
    well you can try it if it doesnt work nothin will happen.... i also repair ylod with a reflow if you wanna go that route hit me up on my site. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    +REP IF I HELP I repair PS3 YLOD and XBOX 360 RROD with reflow i charge $45 and if i cant fix it i DONT charge I have alot of xp with repairs and mods VISIT my website [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

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    05-22-2011 10:55 PM #110

    well you can try it if it doesnt work nothin will happen.... i also repair ylod with a reflow if you wanna go that route hit me up on my site. WenosCustomWorkShop.com - Let US do the modding for YOU
    Well first I'm going to try with the new Slim and if it doesn't work I'll change the Slim's CFW back to OFW, and then I'll try the reflow method on your site. Thanks for the quick reply.

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