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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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