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Can't restore data after linux install

After backing-up the data on my ps3 console and loading linux on my hard drive I can't restore the data. The console recognizes the memory stick, but says there is no backup data on the memory stick. I put the memory stick in my computer and there is 7 gb of data on it. Any thoughts?

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In my case the problem was that the USB device did not re-mount after the PS3 restarted. Try this:

Start the backup restore process.
Remove the USB device sometime after the PS3 starts formatting
Once the PS3 has restarted, re-attach the USB device.
Wait for a while to allow the device to mount (about 15-30 seconds) before pressing the PS button to continue!

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Ps3 update for after changing the hard drive


First of all put your old HDD back in and back up your system onto a USB flash drive. Then install your new HDD and do the following.



SAFE MODE:

1. Place you finger on the on/off sensor leave it their until you console turns off then take you finger off the sensor.

2. Place your finger back on the on/off sensor leave it their until you hear 2 consecutive beeps then take your finger off.

3. Once the safe mode screen comes on select the option PS3 SYSTEM RESTORE.

NOTE: A PS3 system restore will delete all data except the OS. I recommend backing up your console onto a USB flash drive if possible.

Once you have restored your system you can then use the USB drive and restore it to what your old drive had on it. You also need to know that you have to be able to format the new drive into a FAT32 system, you can do this by using the swissknife program.

Sep 14, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console My PS3 hard disk is corrupted, It say to restore i put restore and nothing had been restored Bid


Corrupted hard disk? Lets see....

You could attempt to boot up the PS3 in safe mode and restore the file system (should delete any corrupted data). Describing how to start up your PS3 in safe mode would just be confusing, so instead here's a link to the official page on the PS3 Safe Mode feature.

Follow the instructions, and then I'd say try options 3 (Restore File System). If that doesn't work, try 4 or 5 (Rebuild Database or Restore PS3 System).

If that fails, you could just replace the hard drive. The PS3 uses standard 2.5inch SATA laptop/notebook hard drives (5400 or 7200 RPM). They can be found online at any computer parts website; for example, Tigerdirect.

If somehow the new hard drive doesn't fix it, or you don't feel like buying a new hard drive, you could send the PS3 back to Sony. If you're under warranty it's free; otherwise it's expensive (150$ I believe).

If you request the repair service, they send you a box, you put the PS3 in it and ship it back to them. A month or 2 later they send you a fixed/different PS3. Simple, but takes forever to get a working PS3 back which is why I suggest you try a new hard drive first.

Anyways, hope you get it working soon!

Mar 22, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 says hard file disk corrupted and has to be restored but it just keeps doing this and has restored like 15 times and has not fixed itself. what can i do


1. Restore File System

Enter Safe Mode and select "Restore File System". "Restore File System" will attempt to repair damaged files on the hard drive. If this does not work, try the next step.


2. Rebuild Database

Enter Safe Mode and select "Rebuild Data Base". "Rebuild Data Base" will erase messages, playlists, changes made on [Information] screens, trimming information for pictures in [Photo], video thumbnails, video playback history and video resume information. Then attempt to rebuild the PlayStation 3 database. The content that is erased will not be recoverable. If this doesn't work, try the next step.


3. Restore PS3 System

Please note this will erase all content on the hard drive and will not be recoverable.

Enter Safe Mode and select "Restore PS3 System". "Restore PS3 System" will restore the default settings and will format the hard drive. If this doesn't work, try the next step.


4. Re-seat the hard drive

If you have replaced the hard drive in the PlayStation 3, make sure it was installed properly. If the hard drive is not seated correctly, it may cause problems.


5. Try another hard drive (if possible)

There may be an issue with the hard drive that is installed. Try replacing the hard drive with another one.




Feb 10, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 is saying the hard disk's file system is corrupted and will be restored......press ok....it loads and then start back to....the hard disk's corrupted......help please?????


mkstreetcrui

If you are getting the corrupted drive message this means that you have corrupted data on your hard drive or there is something wrong with the drive. The link below will help you address the issue and format the drive with your computer if needed.

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

Dec 17, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hard disk corruption. says press x to resore but wont load past 18%


Try this:

turn on ps3 press x to restore on 0 % quickly pull out hdd. then wait may take up to an hour a message will come up to formate hdd. put hdd back in and press yes to format this process worked with in seconds for me but can take longer. it does work but you will lose all saved stuff but online stats will still be on the system. good luck hope it works for u to.
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or this:
New fix (possibly), and it doesn't take a laptop or a friend's PS3 to do.

Simply remove the hard drive from your PS3, and turn on the console. It should display a screen saying the hard drive will need to be reformatted. Then, plug the hard drive back into your PS3, and allow it to reformat. Your save game data will be erased, but you should be able to use your PS3 again.
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whoever has a problem withe their ps3 needing to be reformatted just take out your hdd when the restore comes up, then press x, it will take a will before the ps3 tells u to insert a hdd to be formatted (took me 12 minutes)

good luck

Apr 10, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Error start operation 8001050f


';; There is a worldwide issue with PSN at the moment:

We're aware that many of you are having problems connecting to PSN, and yes, we're looking into it. Stay tuned for updates. about 1 hours ago via web SonyPlayStation

Mar 01, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 wont reconize any discs after freezing


The error code 80710102 you are getting due to a possible connectivity issue of your PS3, since you have not specified in your problem how are you trying to connect your PS3 to internet so i am unable to assist you on that front

For the problem related to discs not playing is becuase ps3 files being corrupt.

1) First take a back up of your data on PS3 - Go to system settings> backup and follow the appropriate settings,i suggest use a usb stick or hard drive to back up your data.

2) Under system settings go to restore ps3 and follow instructions. This will erase all the data on your ps3 and restore it to its factory default, this will restore all the original ps3 files.

3) Once the PS3 install has completed then try updating your PS3 to latest firmware available, now try playing your discs

4) If your ps3 now plays games and dvds go back to system setting> backup, select restore previous back up and all your saved data will be imported from the hard disk, please note: you may not be able to restore any copyright stuff which you could have purchased.

5) If the above steps do not work, kindly send your PS3 for repairs to Sony Customer Service

Hope This Helps

Nov 27, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My mates PS3 is stuck, he tried to install Linux (Ubuntu) and trashed his harddrive when he attempted to put the firmware back on from a Memory stick! I've ordered a new disk, how can I be sure that it...


did you install ubuntu from ps3 boot loader or was it an install of ubuntu then stick the hard drive in the ps3. cause the only way to install another os is from the install other os option even if the drive is partitioned ps3 has to lock the hard drive to the ps3 witch requires reformatt

Sep 20, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 says the hard files have corrupted and will be restored ....


jvbeaudette
If you are getting the corrupted hard drive message this means that you have corrupted data on your hard drive. The link below will help you address this.

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

Jan 24, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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