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My playstation keeps saying that the system software needs to be reinstalled by using storage media with the latest update on it. So i downloaded the update file and put it on a disc and my usb device to install it but the playstation keeps tellung me that there is no applicable update data found. how do i fix this so i can use my playstation?

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Have you followed these steps?
http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/SystemUpdates/PS3/PC_Update.html

make sure you got the 2.80 on the stick.

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Every time its gets to 62% is says an error with (8002F997) ive tired the method by swiching the media sever to disable but that didnt work. what eles do i do


Error code "8002F997" means your PS3 is having issues updating your system software directly via internet. As a workaround you'll use external storage media, such as a USB thumb drive, to transfer the software to your PS3

1. Requirements

- A USB cable (not necessary if using a USB thumb drive)
- A PC with Internet access
- Storage media or a USB Mass Storage device such as a USB flash drive

2. Downloading and saving the software

- Plug in your USB drive to your computer, and create a folder on the storage media in which to save the update data. Create a folder named "PS3" on the storage media/USB device. Within the PS3 folder, create a folder named "UPDATE".

- Download the update data from

http://dus01.ps3.update.playstation.net/update/ps3/image/us/2011_0310_91ee193a2fa921a6fce780fc40236e3b/PS3UPDAT.PUP

and save it in the "UPDATE" folder.

Note:

Be sure to save the update data as noted below. If the data is not saved in the correct way, the PS3 will not recognize the update data. The folder name must be in all uppercase letters.

-> Location: Save in the "PS3" folder > "UPDATE" folder
-> File name: Save as file name "PS3UPDAT.PUP".

3. Updating the PS3 software

Note:

Do not turn off the PS3, or remove the USB drive, during the software update!

- Insert the USB drive/storage media into the PS3
- On your PS3, from Home Menu (second icon from the left) -> System Update ->Select [Update via Storage Media].

The system automatically searches for and finds the update data saved on the storage media or USB device.


http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps3/pc_update/index.htm

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

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Error message 8002F997


1. Create a folder on the storage media in which to save the update data.
Using a PC, create a folder named "PS3" on the storage media or USB device. Within the PS3 folder, create a folder named "UPDATE".
2. Download the update data and save it in the UPDATE folder created in step 1.
3. Pop this into your ps3 and choose to update via that.

3.40 can be downloaded here:
http://uk.playstation.com/ps3/support/system-software/detail/item289072/Update-features-(ver-3-40)/

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

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Its telling me the hard disc is corrupt and is reloading it but it doesn't fix it and takes ages but is the same


Your hard drive has a problem and needs to be formatted. this has happened to me twice already but not with the original hard drive that came with the ps3, I changed mine to a 500 gig drive which had the problems.

the bad news is that you have lost everything that you saved onto the drive and need to reformat and reinstall the ps3 operating system.

If you go through the system settings there is an option to format the drive. Do that.
Then you need to get a USB flash drive, and follow the steps below

Download the update and save the file to a compatible storage device such as Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, a USB or PSP.

Before starting, use your PC to create a folder named "PS3" in the storage media or USB. In this folder, create a folder named "UPDATE" (the folder name is case sensitive and must appear in capital letters). Once the UPDATE folder is created, download and store the update for PS3 system software.

Once the update saved, remove the storage media and connect to your PS3 via the slots under the slot cover, or USB, depending on the storage medium used.

Once the storage media connected, go to Settings on the home menu of the PS3, select System Update, then update via Storage Media. Select the storage media connected to the PS3 installs the update data stored there.

Good luck.

Dec 06, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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How to update version of psp


There are two ways to do this 1.For the latest version without having to use the internet,you need to buy one of the latest games then when you try to start it if your version is not high enough it will say ''An update is needed.Update now?'' say yes and follow it's given instructions.
2.You need the internet for this one.
Go to settings from the PSP homescreen,go to System Update you are given two choices Update via Internet and Update via Media Storage,choose Update via Internet it asks you a few questions on whether you want to update say yes to them all,then it should start downloading,when it has finished downloading (It might just ask you whether you want to install the update when it finishes downloading) go back to System Update and this time choose Update via Media Storage,it gives you some instructions and asks you to accept the license agreement then it will start installing,after it is installed go to games and Memory Stick and delete the update.
Good luck.

Sep 23, 2010 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Blu ray up date


PS3 has a AACS (Advanced Access Control System) is a copyright-protection technology that is used on Blu-ray Discs. The copyrighted content is protected by setting an encryption key on both the disc and the device used to play the disc.

An AACS encryption key expires in 12 to 18 months and must be renewed, so no matter if you have a new PS3 or using it already make sure you keep upgrading your PS3 firmware regularly.

There are two ways to update as listed below:

* Update via Internet
* Update via Storage Media

Download the update data directly to the system from the Internet. The latest update is automatically downloaded.

Select Settings -> System Update, Download the latest update data from the Internet. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the operation.

You also perform this system update via a storage media, Use update data saved on a disc, Memory Stick™ or other media. Download the update data from a Web site using a PC

Hope this helps, Wishing you happy holidays and happy Gaming, do remember to rate my solution

Regards
KreativeGeek

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

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My ps3 won't play blue ray movies!


Cause

PS3 has a AACS (Advanced Access Control System) is a copyright-protection technology that is used on Blu-ray Discs. The copyrighted content is protected by setting an encryption key on both the disc and the device used to play the disc.

An AACS encryption key expires in 12 to 18 months and must be renewed, so no matter if you have a new PS3 or using it already make sure you keep upgrading your PS3 firmware regularly.

Solution

There are two ways to update as listed below:

* Update via Internet
* Update via Storage Media

Download the update data directly to the system from the Internet. The latest update is automatically downloaded.

Select Settings -> System Update, Download the latest update data from the Internet. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the operation.

You also perform this system update via a storage media, Use update data saved on a disc, Memory Stick™ or other media. Download the update data from a Web site using a PC

Hope this helps, Wishing you happy holidays and happy Gaming

Regards
KreativeGeek

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

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My playstation just tells me that i need to update my software to play blue ray and i dont know what software to place in there


1 Hope your play station is connected to internet either by ethernet cable or with wireless. 2 You can update by downloading the update data from the internet. The latest update is automatically downloaded Select Settings, then select system update, select update by internet OR You can update using data saved on USB or flash drive Select settings, then system update, and then update by storage media OR Up date data may also be contained in some game disc or other types of disc media which when played will guide you through the process

Dec 09, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 3 40GB System

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I have a Slimline ps3...Well it wants the reinstall 2.76 system software installed but dont know how do do that i no nothing about consolls please help me sort out my prob thank you


Hi buddy You can update your system software by any of the following methods:
  • System Update »
    Update using the PS3™ system's [System Update] feature.
  • Update using a PC »
    Download update data using a PC and save on storage media* or a USB Mass Storage device. Copy the update data to the PS3™ system's hard disk drive and perform the update.
  • Update using disc media »
    Update using update data that is included on a game disc.
*An appropriate USB adaptor (not included) is required to use storage media with some models of the PS3™ system.

I hope this will help you.

Sep 23, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Updating PS3 .PUP file


Update data download procedure
  1. Create a folder on the storage media in which to save the update data.
    Using a PC, create a folder named “PS3” on the storage media or USB device. Within the PS3 folder, create a folder named “UPDATE”.
    pc_update_clip_diagram_us.jpg
  2. Download the update data and save it in the UPDATE folder created in step 1.
    btn_download_up.jpg
Notice Be sure to save the update data as noted below. If the data is not saved in the correct way, the PS3™ system will not recognize the update data. The folder name must be in all uppercase letters.
  • Location: Save in the “PS3” folder > “UPDATE” folder
  • File name: Save as file name “PS3UPDAT.PUP”.
Update procedure Notices
  • Do not turn off the PS3™ system or remove the storage media or USB device during an update. If an update is cancelled before completion, the system software may become damaged, and the system may require servicing or exchange.
  • The power button on the PS3™ system front is not active during an update.
  1. Insert the storage media or USB device that contains the update data in the PS3™ system.
  2. From the home menu, select icn_settings.gif (Settings) > icn_ntwkupdate.gif (System Update), and then press the x_button.gif button.

    sysupdate.jpg
  3. Select [Update via Storage Media], and then press the x_button.gif button.

    viamedia.jpg
    The system automatically searches for and finds the update data saved on the storage media or USB device.
  4. Start the update data.

    network_update.jpg
    Press the x_button.gif button to start the update data. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update.
  5. Confirm that the update was successful.
    After the update has been completed, go to icn_settings.gif (Settings) > icn_ps3_systemsettings.gif (System Settings) > [System Information]. If the System Software field displays the version number of the update, the update was successful.
Hint

Mar 30, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Pes2008


That's the best way to do over your PC to your USB. Create a folder on the storage media in which to save the update data.
Using a PC, create a folder named “PS3” on the storage media or USB device. Within the PS3 folder, create a folder named “UPDATE”.
  • Download the update data and save it in the UPDATE folder created in step 1. Select here to start the download.
Notice
Be sure to save the update data as noted below. If the data is not saved in the correct way, the PS3™ system will not recognize the update data.
  • Location: Save in the “PS3” folder > “UPDATE” folder
  • File name: Save as file name “PS3UPDAT.PUP”.
    Update procedure
Notices
  • Do not turn off the PS3™ system or remove the storage media or USB device during an update. If an update is cancelled before completion, the system software may become damaged, and the system may require servicing or exchange.
  • The power button on the PS3™ system front is not active during an update.
  1. Insert the storage media or USB device that contains the update data in the PS3™ system.
  2. From the home menu, select (Settings) > (System Update), and then press the button
The folder name must be in all uppercase letters.
  • Location: Save in the “PS3” folder > “UPDATE” folder
  • File name: Save as file name “PS3UPDAT.PUP”.
    Update procedure
Notices
  • Do not turn off the PS3™ system or remove the storage media or USB device during an update. If an update is cancelled before completion, the system software may become damaged, and the system may require servicing or exchange.
  • The power button on the PS3™ system front is not active during an update.
  1. Insert the storage media or USB device that contains the update data in the PS3™ system.
  2. From the home menu, select (Settings) > (System Update), and then press the button.

    sysupdate.jpg

  3. Select [Update via Storage Media], and then press the button.

    viamedia.jpg
    The system automatically searches for and finds the update data saved on the storage media or USB device.

  4. Start the update data.
    network_update.jpg


    Press the button to start the update data. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update.

  5. Confirm that the update was successful.
    After the update has been completed, go to (Settings) > (System Settings) > [System Information]. If the System Software field displays the version number of the update, the update was successful.
Hint
You can delete the update data from the storage media or USB device after the update has been successfully completed.

Jan 06, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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