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PS3 boot up problem. I´m playing FIFA09 and wanted to try out online gaming,but the game said that I had to Sign up first for Playstation Network. So I quit the game and got to it. Then the com said that I needed first to go to "system update", before I can sign in to Playstation Network. So I do, and I choose to find the latest update online and was broght to version 2.60. I downloaded it, it took a while an then the system restarted, and now all I get up every time I turn on, is the Sony startup sound, and "Sony Entertainment" logo and thos waves in the back, and thats it. Those waves just stay there but no options come up. The com isn´t frozen, cause I can access the menu from the controller. Now every time I turnOff, a three time beep goes before it turns off. It never did that before... Is there a connection? What can I do?? Quick replies, please :)

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  • storihilli Mar 10, 2009

    Thank u very much. I will try this :)

  • storihilli Mar 10, 2009

    Thank u, but I need to know, is it wise for me as someone who has never opened up a PS3 before, to do this myself, or should I take the PS3 to the PS commisioner here in Iceland and let them handle it?
    It should still be under guaranty, it´s about six months old only...

  • storihilli Mar 10, 2009

    Ok. I will probably go the safe rout.
    Thanks alot. You´ve been very helpful :)


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Your hard drive was corrupted. The easiest way to fix it is to place your hard drive in another PS3 and follow the onscreen instructions. You'll need either a usb flash drive or a burned cd with the latest PS3 firmware properly filed.

Here's a link:

PS3 Firmware

Most people mess up on the folder setup.

Make sure you have the folders named in CAPS!

like this:

PS3 boot up problem. - cc8b8c3.jpg

Let me know if you have any other problems or questions.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Mar 10, 2009

    It's your call, if it's under warranty then by all means use your warranty. The problem is relatively minor though.


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