Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
I have an original PS3 and at first it couldn't read the usb ports and then froze when in the menu screen. Now it powers down after a few seconds. I have tried to take out my hard drive and power up. No luck here.
Visit this link for instructions. If they don't work, I can only guess it is a video card problem (which I doubt) in which case only Street Fighter 4 works (that I know of). But that suggest you can get to the menu. Won't work if you have demos
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This is how I got it to work:
1. Put batteries in it (obviously)
2. Have everything powered down.
3. Put the USB Receiver into the front USB port.
4. Turn on the PS3, let it boot to the desktop/XMB/whatever.
5. Turn on the controller.
6. Hold down the "Home" button (the one that should the the one with the PS symbol on it) for a few seconds
7. Hold down the "Sync" button for a few seconds.
I believe that's how I did it. The manual seemed to offer fairly vague directions on syncing it. If you did it right, the LED on the top of the controller should be lit, letting you know what player slot it is assigned to.
Let me know how it goes.
Mar 21, 2011 | Intec PlayStation 3 Turbo Shock III...
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
the middle of your controller. There
will be a menu with 6 options. Perform 6, "system update."
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
stick. Once prompted by your system you
will need to insert the usb stick into the
PS3. Good luck..
You will need 2.5" Sata Hard
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