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Very important thing to know about PS3

Every time you face a software problem with your PS3, always FORMAT your PS3 you will only lose your saved game but NOT the achievements, its so easy to perform, format it and use FULL format(Custom) NOT easy format after that you will face almost no problems at all, keep in mind that all the PS3 update will NOT be removed you will find that you still have the latest updates but you will have to re-update you games if they have any updates for them like COD MW2, also you have to know that PS3 Operating System is not located on the Hard Disk so if you have a damaged Hard Disk and you cant access you PS3 because of that you can easily remove the Hard Disk from the back of your PS3 and buy brand new laptop Hard Disk with any size you want so if you have 40GB you can easily change it to 120GB with no troubles and with no concerns wither your PS3 is ganna start all over again or not :) i hope that i was helpful to you guys have fun with your AWESOME PS3 and long live PS3 :)))) cheers for that

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why does error code 8001002f appear when formatting disk ?

Remove and reinstall it, if it still gives the error code it means the hard drive is bad or going bad. That error code means the Ps3 can't read the hdd or certain sectors of the hdd. Best to always use a new hdd when replacing the hdd in your Ps3 anyways. I'd a hdd dies andyou haven't backed it up you lose aall your game saves and anything that is not tired to a psn account.

Jun 27, 2014 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I tried to jailbreak my ps3 while it was on firmware 3.56. I get to 99% and it says"data is corrupted

Hi there,

If the Data is corrupted, then push and hold the PS3 power button down until you hear it beep twice. This will boot it up into Restore Mode.

From Restore Mode, you will want to Restore PS3 System. Unfortunately, this will reformat the system causing you to lose any of your saved data. However, it will restore the system back to a working condition again.

My suggestion is that next time you attempt to jailbreak your PS3, back up the hard drive first. This way if something goes wrong you won't lose your saves or achievements. :)

Feb 22, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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the playstation 3 plays dvd's but not games it does not load them up at all.

1 Discs that are not compatible with the system cannot be played. 2 Games that can be played on this system have to be on PLAYSTATION3 format software. Playstations format software canbe played but may not perform correctly. Please check if the games you wish to play are on this format. 3 Please check if the data for PS3 format software is saved on the system's hard disk. The data is displayed under Game - Saved data utility

Feb 09, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I turned on my ps3 and on the screen it says: The hard disk's file system is corrupted and will be restored. So after I click ok it reboots and starts up all over again. I tried it several times and it always starts over

This problem always happen when you switch off your console while it is saving data or reading data from the HDD, so your HDD file system damaged, in order to solve this problem you need an external SATA 2.5 hard disk case, extract your PS3 hard drive and insert it in the SATA 2.5 case, plug your hard disk to a computer, you will find that the whale hard disk is unallocated, so format it with FAT32 or NTFS using your computer, after that return your hard disk to your PS3 console, now, your PS3 console will recognize it, and it will ask you to format it, say YES!!... congratulation your PS3 console is working now


If the above solution does not work you would have to buy a new HDD for your PS3

Nov 23, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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How do you fix on a PS3 hard drive corrupted?

The only thing I can think of is get with sony since it is still under warrenty or just replace the hard drive which is very easy and you can get a good 120gb for around $60.  The only problem is you will lose all your saves, but the PS3 OS is saved on the systems flash memory so you won't lose that.

Dec 31, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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