Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Are you talking about the "Red Screen Of Death"? There isn't to much you can do about that other than possibly changing out the Hard Drive to see if it is a corrupt file or other defect with the actual hard drive. The red screen is usually overheating of a unit because they don't a built in cooling system. Some steps you can take are.... (some you've probably tried already)
1. Turn the unit off and completely unplug it for about 30 minutes then try it again.
2. Take out the hard drive and re-insert it. Make sure all internal connections are still tightly connected.
2. Try inserting a different hard drive from a friends unit to see if it works. If it does you know it is your hard drive.
Posted on Feb 25, 2012
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This is a hard reset of the system, used when there is a catastrophic error etc. I have trawled these kind of sights and the main concensus is to ensure you have a back up of all important data. I experienced the same issue but the method above was advised by my games shop.
Posted on Nov 03, 2008
There is an alternate way to restore your HDD. Turn off your system and when u see the red light, hold the power button in front until you hear a total of 4 beeps (1 alone, 1 alone, 2 together). It usually works on second try. it should show a screen and say hook up controller with a usb cord. Then it should show i think 6 options. Choose the restore option. it should work.
Hope it works and wish you all the best!
P.S.- I just got the 80010514 error on my ps3 and my ps3 games dont work anymore :(
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
my ps3 database for a game is at 0% how long will it be until its 100% i was going to turn off the sytem but would that make me loose my data
Posted on Jan 19, 2010
Have you got a fat 60 gig, as this appears to be a common problem after downloading the auto update 3.01. Me and three friends are having the same problem and sony refuse to accept there is a problem. Write to watchdog.com thats what were doing hoping to get some answers
Posted on Apr 07, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
Enter Safe Mode and select "Restore File System". "Restore File System" will attempt to repair damaged files on the hard drive. If this does not work, try the next step.
2. Rebuild Database
Enter Safe Mode and select "Rebuild Data Base". "Rebuild Data Base" will erase messages, playlists, changes made on [Information] screens, trimming information for pictures in [Photo], video thumbnails, video playback history and video resume information. Then attempt to rebuild the PlayStation 3 database. The content that is erased will not be recoverable. If this doesn't work, try the next step.
3. Restore PS3 System
Please note this will erase all content on the hard drive and will not be recoverable.
Enter Safe Mode and select "Restore PS3 System". "Restore PS3 System" will restore the default settings and will format the hard drive. If this doesn't work, try the next step.
4. Re-seat the hard drive
If you have replaced the hard drive in the PlayStation 3, make sure it was installed properly. If the hard drive is not seated correctly, it may cause problems.
5. Try another hard drive (if possible)
There may be an issue with the hard drive that is installed. Try replacing the hard drive with another one.
Feb 10, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
on Oct 11, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Aug 20, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Aug 17, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Jul 20, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
May 25, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
May 19, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Apr 20, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Apr 08, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Nov 18, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
46 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!