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Ps3 updating database

I downloaded the 2.50 update for my ps3, it downloaded and installed but then it came on to a screen which says updating database and it wont do anything?
what do i do? i have looked in forums and they say it should have took about 15 secs.

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  • yawaled007 Nov 06, 2008

    i have the same thing happened to me its been on this screen for two days, even when i restart i cant do anything anybody got any ideas please email yawaled007@hotmail.com

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Ps3-stay only in updaiting data base......and do nothing...... OK.. 1 remoove the HDD from ps3,    2 Put the HDD  in some notebook   3 use some MS DOS programs to destroy the file system of HDD of PS3.(like -hirens boot cd-active kill disk) 4 put back the HDD in PS3.5 PS3 will ask to format the new HDD, press X-ok,6 after format you can update firmware to 2.52 or moore from usb memory stick.7 sorry for my bad english.good luck

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That's the best way to do over your PC to your USB. Create a folder on the storage media in which to save the update data.
Using a PC, create a folder named “PS3” on the storage media or USB device. Within the PS3 folder, create a folder named “UPDATE”.
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Be sure to save the update data as noted below. If the data is not saved in the correct way, the PS3™ system will not recognize the update data.
  • Location: Save in the “PS3” folder > “UPDATE” folder
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  1. Insert the storage media or USB device that contains the update data in the PS3™ system.
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The folder name must be in all uppercase letters.
  • Location: Save in the “PS3” folder > “UPDATE” folder
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  1. Insert the storage media or USB device that contains the update data in the PS3™ system.
  2. From the home menu, select (Settings) > (System Update), and then press the button.

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  3. Select [Update via Storage Media], and then press the button.

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