Please help save my old PS4 from the cupboard.

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PostPlease help save my old PS4 from the cupboard.
by Peter Crisp » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:29 pm

Here's my problem.
I had a PS4 with an upgraded internal hdd that I decided I wanted to use as extra storage space on my One X so I decided to put my old original HDD back in but now it doesn't recognise it and keeps asking for the bloody firmware but I can't format anything to fat 32 because I don't have a PC and because I'm an idiot.
The thing would work fine if I could just get the bloody firmware on it is there any other way to restart a PS4 drive and maybe just get it to format the strawberry floating disk so it just start up?

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Please help save my old PS4 from the cupboard.
by jawafour » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:52 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:Here's my problem...

Peter, to the best of my knowledge you will need access to a computer (PC or Mac) to download the necessary software onto a USB stick - unless you can ask someone to do the download for you and transfer it onto a USB (in line with the guidance below), of course.

Click here to view the Sony page from which you can download the core system driver (circa 955 Mb) i.e. not just the latest system software update. It has install instructions on that page too.

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PostRe: Please help save my old PS4 from the cupboard.
by Peter Crisp » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:16 pm

That's what I feared. Oh well the cupboard it is then.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Please help save my old PS4 from the cupboard.
by LewisD » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:43 pm

I'll give you £30 for it ;)

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PostRe: Please help save my old PS4 from the cupboard.
by Saint of Killers » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:25 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:That's what I feared. Oh well the cupboard it is then.


You must know someone who can stick it on a USB for you, surely? Or have access to another PC?

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: Please help save my old PS4 from the cupboard.
by Peter Crisp » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:02 pm

Saint of Killers wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:That's what I feared. Oh well the cupboard it is then.


You must know someone who can stick it on a USB for you, surely? Or have access to another PC?


Nope.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Please help save my old PS4 from the cupboard.
by KjGarly » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:08 am

No PC or Laptop? In the year of our Lord, 2017?

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PostRe: Please help save my old PS4 from the cupboard.
by Peter Crisp » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:33 am

KjGarly wrote:No PC or Laptop? In the year of our Lord, 2017?


I have a laptop but it's a mighty Chromebook.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by KjGarly » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:11 am

Peter Crisp wrote:
KjGarly wrote:No PC or Laptop? In the year of our Lord, 2017?


I have a laptop but it's a mighty Chromebook.


How To Format an SD Card or USB Drive on a Chromebook

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PostRe: Please help save my old PS4 from the cupboard.
by Peter Crisp » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:27 am

I tried that many many times and it doesn't work for me for some unknown reason.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Please help save my old PS4 from the cupboard.
by Saint of Killers » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:27 am

Peter Crisp wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:That's what I feared. Oh well the cupboard it is then.


You must know someone who can stick it on a USB for you, surely? Or have access to another PC?


Nope.


If you want, I can stick the required download on a USB stick and mail it to you? I'm sure I can borrow a low capacity thumbdrive from work without anyone missing it. PM me your address if you're interested.

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: Please help save my old PS4 from the cupboard.
by Peter Crisp » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:27 am

Saint of Killers wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:That's what I feared. Oh well the cupboard it is then.


You must know someone who can stick it on a USB for you, surely? Or have access to another PC?


Nope.


If you want, I can stick the required download on a USB stick and mail it to you? I'm sure I can borrow a low capacity thumbdrive from work without anyone missing it. PM me your address if you're interested.


Thanks :D .

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Please help save my old PS4 from the cupboard.
by Peter Crisp » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:05 pm

Saint saves the day with a pen drive with the firmware on it and my PS4 is now working again as a back-up blue ray drive and games machine :toot: :toot: :toot: .


Top stuff :wub: .

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Please help save my old PS4 from the cupboard.
by jawafour » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:21 pm

It’s terrific to hear a story of a GRcadian going the extra mile to aid a fellow forumite... Saint’s “above and beyond” assistance has put a smile back on Peter’s face :toot: .

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PostRe: Please help save my old PS4 from the cupboard.
by Saint of Killers » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:06 pm

:D Happy to help!

I'm just glad I downloaded the correct firmware update :lol:

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: Please help save my old PS4 from the cupboard.
by rinks » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:29 pm

[PM="Saint of Killers"]How long do you reckon it will take him to realise he's given you remote access to his account?[/PM]

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PostRe: Please help save my old PS4 from the cupboard.
by Saint of Killers » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:14 pm

:shifty: :lol:

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: Please help save my old PS4 from the cupboard.
by Peter Crisp » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:20 pm

I'll use my laat haxor skillz (is that how to spell that?) to mess him up :x .

Prepare to be destroyed :datass: .

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Please help save my old PS4 from the cupboard.
by Jordan UK » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:28 pm

Saint of Killers wrote::D Happy to help!

I'm just glad I downloaded the correct firmware update :lol:


What a kind thing to do. Good man.

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PostRe: Please help save my old PS4 from the cupboard.
by BobbyDigital » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:36 pm

People are good!

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