Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
My system was knocked off its shelf as it was running. Now I have no video or audio at all. I have tried to get to the restore default settings but the system will not allow me to proceed as it will not recognize the controller after pressing the PS button. Any suggestions?
PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like sound problem, audio/video problem etc.... Good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog.
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
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1. Place you finger on the on/off sensor leave it their until you console turns off then take you finger off the sensor.
2. Place your finger back on the on/off sensor leave it their until you hear 2 consecutive beeps then take your finger off.
3. Once the safe mode screen comes on select the option PS3 SYSTEM RESTORE.
NOTE: A PS3 system restore will delete all data except the OS. I recommend backing up your console onto a USB flash drive if possible.
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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.
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