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Updating killzone2, killed my ps3

So i update killzone2 software into my ps3. it gets to a part where it says
"the hard disk's database will be rebuilt" i hit OK and nothing happens.
it just restarts itself and takes me back to the same menu
the hard disk's database will be rebuilt WTF.

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If you get stuck in a loop like this, most of the time it's because you have bad sectors on the hard drive and / or the drive is failing.

If you have a spare sata drive around I'd swap it with your current PS3 drive and see if that corrects the problem

Since you're using a new drive the PS3 will require an external usb drive hooked up with a copy of firmware 2.60.

Check out my guide below:

http://rescuetechla.blogspot.com/

I'm still working on my guides so if anything is confusing just let me know and I'll explain further.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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I keep getting error code 8002f147 on my ps3 when it tries to update


take out the hard driveconnect hard drive to pc (running windows 7 64bit, but any windows os should work without other software)open up disk management - in win7 it asked me to make a master boot record, so I did.format in NTSF - that's right, NTSF - don't use quick formatshut down pc, take out hd, take usb drive tooput hd back in ps3, put usb stick in ps3boot ps3a screen will pop-up saying the hard disk have to be formattedhold start + Select for 5 sec.After formatting the system will restart and the update will start installing configure your ps3 setup - done

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Very important thing to know about PS3


every time you face a software problem with your PS3, always FORMAT your PS3 you will only lose your saved game but NOT the achievements, its so easy to perform, format it and use FULL format(Custom) NOT easy format after that you will face almost no problems at all, keep in mind that all the PS3 update will NOT be removed you will find that you still have the latest updates but you will have to re-update you games if they have any updates for them like COD MW2, also you have to know that PS3 Operating System is not located on the Hard Disk so if you have a damaged Hard Disk and you cant access you PS3 because of that you can easily remove the Hard Disk from the back of your PS3 and buy brand new laptop Hard Disk with any size you want so if you have 40GB you can easily change it to 120GB with no troubles and with no concerns wither your PS3 is ganna start all over again or not :) i hope that i was helpful to you guys have fun with your AWESOME PS3 and long live PS3 :)))) cheers for that

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How to access Safe Mode on Playstation 3.


Execute safe mode when the PS3™ is experiencing the following symptoms:
  • When the PS3™ system is started up, the XMB™ menu is not displayed (only the wave screen background appears)
  • When the PS3™ system is started up, nothing appears on the screen
  • When the PS3™ system is started up, a message stating [The hard disk's file system is corrupted and will be restored.] is displayed > [OK] > Restore operation > Restart
    Original message is displayed again or the system stops during restoration.
  • When the PS3™ system is started up, a message stating [The hard disk's database will be rebuilt.] is displayed > [OK] > Rebuild > Failure > System stops while formatting hard disk drive.
  • The system stops while restarting after a PS3™ system update or while updating or rebuilding the database. The situation does not improve even when the system is restarted.

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Step 1: Turn off the PLAYSTATION 3 by holding the Power button on the front of the unit till the Power light is red.

Step 2:
  1. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, meaning the PLAYSTATION 3 is powering on.
  2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep, indicating the video reset.
  3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a third beep and the system will power off (Power light is red).

Step 3:
  1. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, again for the PLAYSTATION 3 to power on.
  2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep for video reset.
  3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a quick double beep. At that point release the Power button. If you succeeded in activating Safe Mode, you will see a message on the screen saying, "Connect the controller using a USB cable and then press the PS button."
    safemode1.jpg //
  4. Connect a USB cable to the controller and the PLAYSTATION 3 and press the PS button to enter Safe Mode.
  5. Then you will see the Safe Mode menu.
    safemode2.jpg //

Step 4: We recommending performing the safe mode options in the following order until one of the options works for you. If one of the options work, do not continue onto the other options.
  1. Restore Default Settings
  2. Restore File System
  3. Rebuild Database
  4. Restore PS3 System
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In Safe Mode, you will have the following options:
  1. Restart System - Ends safe mode and starts up the PLAYSTATION 3 normally.
  2. Restore Default Settings - Performs the same operations as [Restore Default Settings] on the XMB™, and also deletes PlayStation®Network account information from the system.
  3. Restore File System - Attempts to repair all areas on the hard disk drive where files can be saved. Corrupted data may be erased if it cannot be recovered.
  4. Rebuild Database - Deletes messages, playlists, changes made on [Information] screens, trimming information for pictures in [Photo], video thumbnails, video playback history and video resume information.
    This operation may take a long time depending on the type and number of data items.
  5. Restore PS3 System - IMPORTANT: All data will be lost by performing this step.
    This will reformat the hard drive on the PLAYSTATION 3, deleting all data and restoring it to as if it just came out of the box. This is the same as [Restore PS3 system] on the XMB.
  6. System Update - Updates the PS3 system software. This can only be done with an update file already saved on an external storage media.

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I have a slimline ps3 and my hard drive was corrupted so i downloaded a new system update it installed the update it let me adjust the time and date settings and just before it goes to the screen that...


  1. KINDLY REMOVE THE HARD DISK FROM THE CONSOLE
  2. LOOK FOR AN EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE PACK
  3. PUT THE PS3 HARD DISK INTO THE EXTERNAL HARD DISK PACK
  4. CONNECT IT TO YOU COMPUTER
  5. AND FORMAT IT.
  6. REMOVE IT FROM THE EXTERNAL PACK
  7. PUT IT BACK INTO THE PS3 CONSOLE AND TURN IT ON.
  8. IT WILL ASK FOR UPDATE
  9. THEN YOU UPDATE IT.
  10. IF AFTER DOING ALL THIS AND IT DOSEN'T WORK
  11. CHANGE THE HARD DISK INSIDE THE PS3.

Jan 23, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hard disk formatting


you need to take out the hard disk and formart using an external casing in windows

Jan 23, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have a Slimline ps3...Well it wants the reinstall 2.76 system software installed but dont know how do do that i no nothing about consolls please help me sort out my prob thank you


Hi buddy You can update your system software by any of the following methods:
  • System Update »
    Update using the PS3™ system's [System Update] feature.
  • Update using a PC »
    Download update data using a PC and save on storage media* or a USB Mass Storage device. Copy the update data to the PS3™ system's hard disk drive and perform the update.
  • Update using disc media »
    Update using update data that is included on a game disc.
*An appropriate USB adaptor (not included) is required to use storage media with some models of the PS3™ system.

I hope this will help you.

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Carried out an update, but now stuck in loop


Procedure for Entering Safe mode when PS3 is caught in update loop:

When you first turn on the PS3, it will not allow you to go into Safe mode. You must prepare it for this.

link for flash drive prep:
http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/SystemUpdates/PS3/pc_update.html#update_PC


(This will not work for the drive that currently is caught in the update loop. You must take the hard drive out of the PS3 and temporarily replace it with another 2.5” SATA drive. Note: temp drive may need to be initialized… Connect drive to pc, right click on My Computer and select Manage… Then select disk Management… you will then be presented with a dialogue box that will assist in initializing the disk.. However, only initialize it… Do Not Format it!(waste of time) Once the disk is initialized disconnect it from external enclosure or shut down computer and remove disk)

From the top:

1.) Plug in PS3 and flip switch in back of PS3 to on. Red LED in front of PS3 should light up. Also, plug in Controller at this point.
2.) Hold finger to I/O button on front of PS3 – Green LED lights up
a. You will hear one beep, then another single beep, then a final beep and the PS3 will power off again and Red LED will be on
3.) Hold finger to I/O button on front of PS3 – Green LED lights up
a. You will hear one beep, then another single beep, then two beeps
4.) As soon as you hear the two beeps, hold PS button on Controller
a. You will then be presented with an options screen
i. Restart System -- leads back to update loop
ii. Restore Default Settings --
iii. Restore File System -- leads back to update loop (8002F14E)
iv. Rebuild Database --
v. Restore PS3 System --
vi. System Update -- will cause error
5.) You will then remove the temporary SATA drive from the PS3 and replace it with the hard drive that is caught in the update loo
6.) I am currently stuck attempting to Restore Default Settings and Im sure it will end in error, but i have to try all possible solutions.

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"hard drive disk is corrupted, it will be restored" but it doesnt


I'm not 100% on this but this generally means that the hard drive is bad. You can try reseating it (open the door on the left side, take out the blue screw slide the HDD back and then reseat it) and it may fix it. Else looks like you may have to buy a new one. You can probably check the sony website for upgrades or look online to buy a new one. I don't think it'll be too costly.

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Ps3 updating database


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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