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Only the screensaver comes up x

I switched on the ps3 but just the ps3 screensaver comes up of the wave things and none of the menu comes up. i turned off the power by accident from the socket while the ps3 was switching off now everytime i switch it on that problem occurs. any suggestions wud be much appreciated. x

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  • mus_10 Jun 15, 2009

    tar babe x im on your site now. the one with the 5 main errors? what number is my problem under. sorry im abit slow hehe x

  • mus_10 Jun 15, 2009

    what u said hasnt helped me. get back to me please. or just link me please x

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You corrupted the file system.

google: rescuetechla

and look for my blog. It details how to fix it.

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    RescueTechLA Jun 15, 2009

    number 3

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    OK have you got access to another PS3?

    We need to just place your broken hard drive into a working PS3, fix it, then put it back into your PS3.

    The PS3 will see it as a "new" drive and will format it to work with your system again correctly.

    That's it in a nutshell.


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I assume that all the data on the drive is non-recoverable??
(ie, save games, music, video, photo's etc...)

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