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What is it your trying to do ??

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I updated my PS3 to OFW 3.55 (via USB), now i want to update the Kmeaw CFW3.55 (via USB) and get the error code 8002F997 (after 78% of PS3 copying the update). It does not work if i try the update in...


8002F997

- This error is caused by an issue with updating the PlayStation 3 firmware by USB drive. Ensure there are no problems with the USB drive. Download the firmware update to the USB drive again to ensure the firmware file is not corrupt. Try the installation of the firmware again. If all else fails, update firmware over the network.

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

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What dose error code 8002f998 mean on a ps3


Do you actually mean 8002F994 or 8002F997?

8002F994 - To many people downloading the update just sit back until the morning
around 5am - 11am and you should be able to get it.

8002F997 - Trying to Update the Firmware, copying to a file and installing from a USB
drive failed.

Because I found nothing of this error. Please check and let me now if it really is 8002F99.

May 19, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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How to fix error 8002F997


The 8002F997 code is a data corruption error . Before you go and replace the hard drive you will need to try and download the update from a different IP address. That means take your PS3 to a friends house and then download the update from the Sony website. If that does not stop the error from appearing then unfortuantly you will have to replace the hard drive with a new one. If your PS3 is under warranty then you should be able to get it fixed for free.

Feb 21, 2011 | Sony Video Game Consoles & Games

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I try to update the system to 3.56 and it constantly present the error 8002F997 at 70%. It also says that the data is corrupted. What should I do?


Take your ps3 to a friend's house and log on to his wifi. Then retry the update. I got the same error code when I updated to 3.56. It took me over a week (all without the use of my ps3) to find this solution online. But it worked perfectly.

Feb 02, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When updating my ps3 i get a error 8002F997


8002F997 - Trying to Update the Firmware, copying to a file and installing from a USB
drive falied".

If you where trying to update using a USB drive, then redownload the file to the USB and try again. If you where trying to update while connected online with your PS3 console, then just try updating once again.

Dec 14, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Error 8002f997


Hello, this error signifies a XMB update error. Many people with FW updates suffer from error 8002f997. A easy and simple, but also time consuming way of fixing this problem, is to backup and format your HDD and then re-install the update.
Here is a step by step guide on how to format the HHD.
Firstly, when on the main menu Go to settings. Then scroll down to system settings, you will see a option stating "Format utility" Go onto that then select the option Format hard Disk.
Any further questions please feel free to ask. Thanks for using fix ya.


Dec 07, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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8002F997 Error Code


Hi Sir .


8002F997 Trying to Update the Firmware, copying to a file and installing from a USB drive falied".

Apr 06, 2010 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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Ps3 update via internet not working error code 8002f997. Can i do anything to solve this?


Hello sir

8002F997: Cannot copy and install file from USB drive, firmware needs updated.

Apr 05, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 is having a problem updating. It get to 63% and gives me an error code - 8002f997


Double check your download of orgin. Some have reported downloading from wrong location will make this error happen

Sep 21, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 is have a error 8002f997 i cant update


This issue caused major problems for me. I reformatted the drive/os twice and was about to put this in the trash as I could not update firmware nor get game updates. I went hard wire as well as wireless. I powered down everything overnite as some fixes suggested. I down loaded onto a USB thumb drive several times all failing to the grand 8002F997. All to no avail. I tried one last thing I hopped onto a local wi-fi that was free and not password protected. Bada Bing, firmware took, game updates took and I am downloading all the previous games I purchased online. Funny thing is that I do not have a problem playing online games on my network ?!?!?!?!

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