Once you have your upgrade drive, the next step is to back up the data on your current PS3 hard drive to an external storage unit.
Once the UPDATE folder has been created, download the PS3 system software update to this location. Release button and it should ask you to connect controller with wire.
To transfer the update data to your Play Station 3, save the file to a PS3 compatible storage device such as Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, USB drive or PSP.
Before starting, use your PC to create a folder named 'PS3' on the storage media or USB device.
But today I've found a possible fix to get my old one working again.
If I wipe the hard drive and stick it back in, will it work?