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PS3 asked for update, got to 99% and froze. now cannot even get to safe mode!? any clues?

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Strange! Even if the update fails, you should be able to enter "Safe mode"Try going to PSN and downloading the update to a thumb drive via their instructions to do so. Remember that the different types of PS3's have slightly different functions. Like for the older systems(FAT) you have a switch to power the system, whereas the (SLIM) or (SUPER SLIM) do not. A key feature to remember when trying to go into safe mode, is to have your charger cord connected with the controller hooked up. It will not go into safe mode without it.

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SOURCE: hello i am trying to update my ps3 and it gets to

First of all turning off your Playstation while it was updating was a bad idea because it might run part of the installation. Second the last 1% of the download usually takes the longest time because this is where your system installs the software it has downloaded. My guess is that it wasn't jammed and was still installing.

Posted on Oct 24, 2010

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SOURCE: ps3 wont go into safe mode I DID THE STEPS OF

This is a problem occurring in all the play station 3 consoles....... .....as a result it leads to the damage internal software system ......................it will heat up ur entire system ... its better to download this Repair Guide for further information .........
CLICK HERE to download

Posted on Dec 11, 2010

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SOURCE: I was doing a system update and it stops at 99% I

you called sony and they let you off the phone with no solution, I would try it on another network somewhere to see if the problem re-occured. If it did I would not let them off the phone until we reached some form of resolution.

Rylan

Posted on Dec 17, 2010

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SOURCE: My ps3 froze at 99% when I was doing a system

Did it go crazy? If it did, get to the recover menu and restart it.

Posted on Apr 22, 2011

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SOURCE: ps3 froze installing system update

Cut it off. This should not mess up your HDD. Then i would just try again.

Posted on Dec 03, 2011

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Try updating your system the manual way:

recovery menu 'safe mode'.



Press and hold the power button until the systems shuts off. (wait 2 seconds)

Press and hold the power button again until you here 3 beeps. Let go.



It should ask you to connect your controller via usb and press the PS button in

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If this doesn't work, when your system froze and you powered it down, you may have corrupted your Hard Drive (Hard Disk). You will need to replace it.



When you replace your hard drive, you will need to have the latest firmware on a

usb stick. Download the firmware from the playstation official website onto a usb

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PS3. Good luck..



You will need 2.5" Sata Hard Drive.

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