Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
I have just installed a new hard drive on my ps3 but it just says "the system software can not be run correctly. Press the PS button to try to restart the system.
If the system can not be restarted, The system partition of the hard **** must be reformatedand you must reinstall the system software.
Insert storage media that contains update dater of version 2.60 or later, and then push the start and select buttons at the same time.
(I have already formated the new hard drive to fat 32 and backed up my existing files. I have also downloaded the latest update avalible for the PS3 on to my newly formated hard drive.)
Regards Robert Smith
You're almost there Robert.
What the PS3 is asking for is this:
PS3 Firmware 2.60
You've got to download it and then place it into two folders like this on an external hard drive or thumbdrive or cd if that's all you got.
If you look at the instructions you'll see what I'm talking about. Make sure the folder names are all capitalised or else it won't work.
Once you have this in place press START and SELECT on the controllers and it will allow you to format the hard drive.
Let me know if you get stuck or have any more questions.
Best of luck!
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Apr 21, 2014 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Try accessing the recovery menu 'safe
Press and hold the power button until
the systems shuts off. (wait 2 seconds)
Press and hold the power button again
until you here 3 beeps. Let go.
It should ask you to connect your
controller via usb and press the PS button in
the middle of your controller. There
will be a menu with 6 options.You need 6.
You will need to have the latest
firmware on a usb stick. Download the firmware from
the playstation official website onto a usb stick. Once prompted by your system you
will need to insert the usb stick into the PS3. Good luck..
If this doesn't work:
Your HARD DRIVE (aka: Hard Disk),
located on the left side of the unit, has crashed. You will need to
replace the HD.
When you replace your hard drive, you
will need to have the latest firmware on a
usb stick. Download the firmware from
the playstation official website onto a usb
stick. Once prompted by your system you
will need to insert the usb stick into the
PS3. Good luck..
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