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Stuck on i used my controller on a different ps3 system and now my system is stuck on "saved data utility" like my controller will not work.

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Try to reset it. look at the back of the controller, to the right of the screw hole, there's a tiny hole. turn the controller on and push something thin in it (a pen would do), and it should reset.

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I was charging a remote controller and accidently left the system on all night but when I woke the next morning the system was off and now the ps3 system will not work work remotely for the controllers or...


HI, backup your games. If you're a playstation plus member you can back them up online. Otherwise, insert a usb drive, go across to "game" then up or down to "Saved data utility (ps3)". Then select the save you want to backup by pressing triangle. Select copy, choose your usb drive (or usb key) as the destination.
After you have backed up all the saves you want, go across to settings, then to system settings. then select "Restore default settings." Let it have its process, and turn off the PS3 then back on again.
You may need to set up your network settings again.
If it still doesn't work, follow steps above but select "Restore PS3 system" instead. This is when having the backed up game saves is needed as you will have to copy them back from the usb drive (or from online via playstaiton plus) onto your restored ps3.

Apr 21, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3's data got corrupted and it said i could restore it.i did, but now my online friends list is gone and so is my other data!please help me!


Unfortunately, if you did a full system restore without backing up your data, it's gone. Sorry, man. However, if you sign into your PSN account, you'll still have your trophies. I know it's not much. Sorry I couldn't be of more assistance.

Apr 16, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 40gb will not read disc


Check the game disc/discs. If possible, confirm the disc actually works (Try it in another PS3, for example).

Restart the PS3. Then shut down the PS3, unplug it from the outlet then plug it back in (surprisingly this is different than just restarting/shutting down).

Who knows, maybe it's a firmware thing. Update your system to make sure. Go to XMB > Settings > System Update and run it.

And now we get into the scary, probable (and sometimes guaranteed) data-loss solutions. I would suggest backing up your data. Use the Backup Utility (XMB > Settings > System Settings > Backup Utility) to store everything. You can then restore all your data once you fix the issue.

With your data backed up, try the different options in Safe Mode. This link will show you how to access it. Try options 2, 3, 4 and 5, in that order, and see if it's reading discs in between each one. Anything after 2 will delete your data; thus the need to make a backup.

Still no luck? Unfortunately this you're probably going to have to send your console in for repair. Sony provides a form on their website to request a repair; here's a link. If you're under warranty it's free; otherwise it's expensive (150$ I believe). The worst part about this option is they take forever; you won't see your console again (or it's replacement) for at least a month, more likely two.

Hope this helps you get it working soon!

Mar 24, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have a 80 GB Playstation 3 and the memory has ran out. I purchased an HP external hard drive with 1 terabyte. I have formatted it with FAT32 and plugged it into my system, which recognized it. It copied...


When replacing a hard drive in a PS3, the easiest way to transfer your game data from one drive to another is to use a USB Flash drive. If you are only concerned with the save game data, you can plug it in while using the hard drive that has your save files, go to Game on the XMB, then Game Saves, and select the save data you wish to copy. Press triangle and select copy. This method doesn't work for all games though, because some games will "lock" your save data but there is a way around this.

Instead of manually copying your save files, you can backup your data to the flash drive under the Settings on the XMB, then go down to System Settings > Backup Utility. This will try to backup everything on your PS3, so it is best to have manually transferred as many of the other types of files (music, pictures, videos) off the first hard drive as possible. This means more space will be available for Game saves and Game Data. If you aren't too concerned with reinstalling game data on the new drive, i would suggest deleting these from the first hard drive as well, as they take up much more space and make the back-up process take considerably longer.

Once the Backup Utility finishes, you may swap in the new hard drive and restore the data from your flash drive. Restore is in the Backup Utility menu.

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This means it's loading your Game Data. There's nothing wrong with this appearing on the screen, it's common and simply indicates that it's loading your last saved state.
If it's stuck on that for a long period of time and not taking you into the game, then you need to go into the Saved Data Utility on your PS3 and delete your saved data file for Gran Turismo 5. Something might be corrupt.
Gran Turismo 5 uses a lot of the PS3's power, so having longer than average load times doesn't mean something is wrong with your PS3.

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go to your xmb and go to both memory locations. game data utility and save data utility. If you have any memory from the game on the ps3 you may want to save the save data utlilty to a usb drive first. Then delete the info from both of these locations and then reinstall the game in your ps3. that should fix the problem.

Nov 13, 2009 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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The green light on my ps3 works but my blue 1 doesnt show up


I had kinda the same problem, but my ps3 was able to get to the home screen. I never tried the problem out on a ps2 game, but when I put anything BlueRay into the system, I would also get that blank, blue AV screen. Because I was able to access my home screen, I looked around and found that I had corrupted data on my system. Now, I'm not sure how to get you back to your home screen, but if you're ever able to, the only solution that I found was to wipe the hard drive of the corrupted data, by going to the Game option on the home screen, then scrolling down to either Game Data Utility or Saved Data Utility. That's where you'll find it. Unfortunately, this will mean you'll have to wipe your entire hard drive of all your saved data.

I know it sucks, but I hope this helps...
otherwise have people look at it.

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Uhhh. yeah i need help with my ps3


seems like a system format to me...try inserting a fat32 external disk and back up your ps3 data (through system settings\format back up utility) and format your drive

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