Tip & How-To about Video Game Consoles & Games
This error code relates to an update error either the update didnt complete or it was a bad update.
If you have any warranty left on your ps3 then please dont mess about with it just take it back to where you brought it from and get it exchanged for a new one.
Below is a couple of ideas that people have used to solve this problem now the first solution i can advise you to do as it dont require you to remove any parts and does usually solve the problem, i have solved the problem that way a couple of times on peoples ps3 and it works say 8 out of 10 of the times so you can give that a try just goto the ps3 official website for your country and then you can download the updates and try a full update.
Now the second way does sometimes work but less often and messing with your hard drive means your going to lose anything saved on it and you may get errors after so i cant advise you on doing this at all as its not recomended to work but may work its all up to you at the end of the day.
try the new update first then get back to me with what happens before trying the second way ok,
Go to the UK PS3 official site and access the download PS3 updates page. Download the latest PS3 updates from this site onto a USB Memory Stick, saved in a Folder PS3\UPDATES (must be in capitals). Plug the memory stick into any of the USB ports on the PS3 and try to run the update again. I had to swith it off, and back on again numerous times still getting the same error but then for no reason it decided to complete the update and now everything is ok.
This is the second way but dont try this untill you have tried the first way several times the update may not take so you need to keep trying until it does take only do the next option as a last resort but it will format the hard drive meaning you lose everything saved on it and this isnt an advisable coarse of action.
-Open the side of your PS3 where your HDD is. Take the screw out, but leave the HDD in.
-Whenthe update begins, slide your HDD out of the slot. It will tell you an error occured and it tells you to restart your system and try again. Instead, let the count from 60 run out, your screen will go blank for aabout 30 seconds then it will start back up and tell you that your Hard Drive needs to be reformatted. Now, slide your HDD into place again, and continue with the format. You will lose all your saved data, but your console will work again.
If after trying them you still have no joy then you should contact sony and they should fix this for you for free as this isnt a fault you have caused yourself its a fault with with either their update or the ps3 hard drive so contact them and tell them your problem.
If you have any warranty left on your ps3 then take it back to where you brought it from and they will exchange it for a new one for you.
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