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Rebuild hey my ps3 its tellin me 2 rebuil my hardrive but then another message appear da i need 2 format my ps3...and i press yes but it just stays on 0% i left it over night and it just stood da same..any solutin u my have..

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  • keepershop Jan 21, 2009

    no just went i turn it on da message pops up right away it doesnt let me anythin...wut u think da problem is..i just dont want 2 sent it 2 sony

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Remove the harddrive and plug it into yor computer and formatt it that way

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Can you Update Anything or Play DVD's or Games at this Point????

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    Travis Humphries Jan 21, 2009

    I hate to say it But, You may have to send it to them for a Harddrive Reformat.

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Error 8002f310 ps3


Ok I need to start by saying if youre doing it my way, you need another hardrive and a usb stick. If you dont have either, then youre outta luck or you gotta try the other ways posted around the forum. I will say that i just found out this has been posted up before on the us ps3 forum, but i have elaborated on it and i did find out the solution myself before i found that post.
Anyways HERES THE STEPS:
1) Download the ps3updat.pup file off sony's website. You need to make a folder in your usb stick called "PS3" and within that folder, a "UPDATE" folder, it must be in capital letter for the name. Then drop the ps3updat.pup file into the update folder. (If you have problems with this step, visit http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps3/pc_update/index.htm)
2) Plug in "New/Temporary" hard drive into ps3 (For Slim - Theres a cover under the ps3 that you pop off and theres a screw that you have to screw off in order to access the hardrive For Fat - I think theres a cover on the side, im not sure i dont have the fat)
2) Boot into safe mode (Press and hold onto the power button untill you hear the double beep, then let go of power button), follow on screen instructions, and select update firmware. Follow the on screen instructions and insert your usb when prompt to. Let it format your temporary hard drive and let it install the firmware. When its done installing the new firmware on your temp hardrive and gets to the language selections, internet settings, etc screen, you can choose to continue and finish them off or turn it off at this point.
3) Now with the ps3 off, put back your original hardrive in and boot up your ps3. Once booted up, it wont be in the update loop anymore! But instead it will tell you that it cannot boot up system due to firmware difference and must be updated. Plug back in your usb if you took it out, and press start and select at the same time, to continue with the firmware update. NOTE!!!! Most likely you will experience what happend to me. It will stay at 99% for awhile... so dont panic, it will go through! And thats it! Your data should be intact, you would have saved 150 dollars for repair, but most of all, your firmware is updated!

Nov 24, 2013 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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How do you reset your PS3


you hold da power botton n leave it press youll here 1 beap the sec. after it will shut back down. once it shuts down let go of da power botton then 2 once again you press n hold it down youll here da 1st beep sec. after youll here 2 beeps dats when u release it n itll request you 2 plug in the usb n control aswell follow da instruction n it will direct you 2 a menu dat has options of restarting system, tile restoration, rebuild database, ect.

Dec 06, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn on my Ps3, i get a blue sparkly screen,nothing else.


I had a simular problem!
If the problem your having is caused by the same thing mine was then this is how to fix it ...
1. Buy a External case like this one.. http://www.amazon.co.uk/IOMAX-External-Enclosure-Laptop-Powered/dp/B001EEQQ8Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1279755665&sr=8-1-catcorr
2. Remove your ps3 hardrive by taking of the cover on the side and removing the blue screw, then remove the tray from around the hardrive.
3. Place the hardrive in the external case.
4 Plug usb external case into computer, goto my computer then right click ps3 hardrive that will now show up.
5. Right click the drive and click format
6. After formating put the drive back into the ps3 and the ps3 will then come up with a message follow the instructions... and your ps3 will now work again.
(by doing this you will lose all your ps3 saves, music and videos and so on it will be like resetting your ps3 to when you bought it.)

Hope this works!

Jul 21, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 turns on but it stays in a black screen wont take me to the home menu.....


hi....

This may be because the video cable to the TV has not properly connected to the PS3 console and to the TV please check this,If both connected properly check weather the cable is ni Good condition. try using another cable so that you can confrim weather the problem is the cable

thanx

Jul 19, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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No picture, just black screen.


I had this problem!

If the problem your having is caused by the same thing mine was then this is how to fix it ...
1. Buy a External drive case like this one.. http://www.amazon.co.uk/IOMAX-External-Enclosure-Laptop-Powered/dp/B001EEQQ8Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1279755665&sr=8-1-catcorr
2. Remove your ps3 hardrive by taking of the cover on the side and removing the blue screw, then remove the tray from around the hardrive.
3. Place the hardrive in the external case.
4 Plug usb external case into computer, goto my computer then right click ps3 hardrive that will now show up.
5. Right click the drive and click format
6. After formating put the drive back into the ps3 and the ps3 will then come up with a message follow the instructions... and your ps3 will now work again.
(by doing this you will lose all your ps3 saves, music and videos and so on it will be like resetting your ps3 to when you bought it.)

Hope solves your problem!

Jul 18, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I try to trn on my ps3 and i eather get a black screen or the wave screen comes up and then it will freeze.


I had this problem!
If the problem your having is caused by the same thing mine was then this is how to fix it ...
1. Buy a External drive case like this one.. http://www.amazon.co.uk/IOMAX-External-Enclosure-Laptop-Powered/dp/B001EEQQ8Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1279755665&sr=8-1-catcorr
2. Remove your ps3 hardrive by taking of the cover on the side and removing the blue screw, then remove the tray from around the hardrive.
3. Place the hardrive in the external case.
4 Plug usb external case into computer, goto my computer then right click ps3 hardrive that will now show up.
5. Right click the drive and click format
6. After formating put the drive back into the ps3 and the ps3 will then come up with a message follow the instructions... and your ps3 will now work again.
(by doing this you will lose all your ps3 saves, music and videos and so on it will be like resetting your ps3 to when you bought it.)
Hope this helps.

Jul 15, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 display's the following message when i turn it on..."The hard disk's database will be rebuilt" - When i click 'ok' it displays "Rebuilding the database, do not turn off the system." - Immediately...


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If the hard drive is hanging on the format the drive table may have just gottten corrupted. This can happen with a computer but the operating system can fix this usually. The link below will take you through connecting the hard drive to your computer and using it to format the drive. If the computer hangs on the format and/or you still have trouble with the drive then there is something wrong with the drive and you will have to replace it.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4853494-fix_playstation_3_corrupted_hard_drive

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions

Issken
http://www.fixya.com/users/issken

Jun 30, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hello,

try the steps below. Its from PlayStation Forum:

1. Turn off Playstation®3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System

If the above steps still does not solve the problem, then I think will have to update your Ps3.

Update your PS3 (in the settings menu the 1st option).

Go on the internet browser on the PS3 then go on the menu press triangle then on one of them there are delete cookies and the delete the others as well as cookies.

You could also try this as well: put the PS3 on then press the eject button (with no disc in) then hold it and switch the PS3 off at the back with your finger on the eject button still holding it, then put it back on and the fan test should be working this may cool it down. It might be over heating.

If after trying the above options and it still does not solve the problem, then maybe the lens is weak and that's why it cannot read any disc.

But if your problem is not still solved, then maybe you should call sony for further assistance.

Good luck.

May 03, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Yes my playstation 3 is saying hard disk needs to be rebuilt and it only says ok so i click ok another message pops up and says hard **** not found hard disk data will be deleted and lets you selesct ok or...


you could try to remove the hard drive then boot up, then put the hard drive back in and boot and see if that helps or you can try to rebuild the file system and database.

To get to ps3 recovery console to rebuild the database or the file system(neither will format the hard drive), when the ps3 is in standby mode(red light) press and hold the power button till you hear a double beep.

Most of the time the double beep comes after the ps3 beeps once then twice then turns red again when red again release and press again real fast and hold,... this time you will here a "beep" then " double beep beep" then you release and you will have the options to rebuild the database or the file system. basicly keep holding power button from standby till you here a double beep, if it shuts down try again, once you get the hang of it its easy.

if rebuild database and file system doesnt work then you may have to choose yes on the reformat option but it will wont hurt the ps3 itself just anything you have saved on it.

Sep 22, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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