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Ps3 Data being saved time

I recently bought a 80gb ps3. After setting i get a black screen saying this.....WHILE THE HDD ACESS INDICATOR IS FLASHIN,DATA IS BEING SAVED. DO NOT SWITCH POWER OFF DURING THIS TIME..
The issue is this screen has been up for atleast 3 hours ...What should i do???? i sure enough dont wany to shut it off...

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Re: Ps3 Data being saved time

Are you using a HDMi cable? If so buy a component cable, but first try the holding down the standby button till it beeps 2 times!

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I put in the game Gran Turismo 5 into my PS3 and instead of loading in the game the screen pops up and says (Accessing game data. Please do not switch off the system while the HDD access indicator is...

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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I turned on my ps3 and on the screen it says: The hard disk's file system is corrupted and will be restored. So after I click ok it reboots and starts up all over again. I tried it several times and it...

This problem always happen when you switch off your console while it is saving data or reading data from the HDD, so your HDD file system damaged, in order to solve this problem you need an external SATA 2.5 hard disk case, extract your PS3 hard drive and insert it in the SATA 2.5 case, plug your hard disk to a computer, you will find that the whale hard disk is unallocated, so format it with FAT32 or NTFS using your computer, after that return your hard disk to your PS3 console, now, your PS3 console will recognize it, and it will ask you to format it, say YES!!... congratulation your PS3 console is working now


If the above solution does not work you would have to buy a new HDD for your PS3

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I just recently bought a PS3, the 80gb model and i've been playing Infamous for the past week and have gotten pretty far in the game. today, i switch on the system to play it and all of a sudden a red...

Its a problem from the system. Try re-updating the console... to the latest firmware... then try playing the game. If that does not work... call in the PSN

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DVDs and BDs won't play on my PS3 80gb

Chances are it's a hard drive saving problem, since it can still read blu-ray games.If this really bothers you, then save all data you want to save (game data, game saves, music, photos, etc.) then do a complete system restore, update again if it's still doing it then you know it's a HDD problem. But if it's still under warranty call up sony and they will set up with a fixed unit.

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Ps3 freezing,not reading new discs


First of all, try playing all of your games and see if its just one disk or your ps3, following that I would say you put in a blu-ray movie and check if that works. If it doesn't, get a USB memory stick and save all your important data. After that, reset your system settings.

You can do that by:

Settings> System Settings> Restore System Settings

After that try it and if it doesn't work, go again to system settings but this time around, go to restore ps3 system.

You can do that by:

Settings> Sysem Settings> Restore PS3 System.

It should be noted that all of your stuff will be deleted, so I hope you saved all of your game saves on that usb flash disk.

If it doesnt work then do the following:

call sony:

SCEA Consumer Services
1-800-345-SONY (7669)
Monday - Saturday 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM PST
Sunday 7:00 - AM 6:30 PM PST

Have fun!

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Just got an 80gb ps3 and put a game in ratchet and clank tools of destruction and it says hdd needs 419 mb but there is nothing on the memory how can i fix this problem

If you just bought this unit, hopefully you are not married to anything on the HDD (if there is anything on it). Try this first.

Go to Settings
System Setting
Format Utility
And quick format your HDD.
I hope this gives you somewhere to start.

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this is a known big in the game , i listed the report below

We have identified a data loading issue with PS3 and Ratchet & Clank Tools of Destruction, which may affect users who boot the game up for the first time.

During the pre-game set-up procedure, game data is automatically saved to the PS3 HDD. It has been found that, on occasion, this data fails to copy to the HDD, with an on-scree message claiming that there is insufficient space to do so - despite the fact that there is in fact enough free space on the drive.

ACTION: For every 4GB of HDD space, there is a 540MB range that will cause the game to display a message indicating that there is insufficient space to create game data. This message will therefore occur when the following amount of free space is on the HDD:

- 4010-4550MB;
- 8010-8550MB;
- 12010-12550MB;
- at every subsequent 4GB interval (i.e 16010-16550MB, etc)

If the PS3 HDD is within any of these ranges when booting without game data created, this message will appear. After game data is created, this will never appear, so if a user doesnt encounter it at first, they never will. Any users who do receive this message will need to either delete data from or save data to the HDD, so that the amount of free space no longer lies within the range detailed above

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finally !! solved the problem :)

unfortunately the story has not the best ending ...
i had an old non-working laptop with 80Gb hdd.

I took the PS3's hdd out and replaced it with the laptop's one. Playstation did not recognize the file system and suggested to format the hard drive. Formatting was done in 10 seconds, after that system rebooted and logon screen appeared again :)

all saves from games, all music, pictures, videos and downloaded stuff are lost :(

fortunately you can re-download all purchased games from PS-Network for free.

now I have a 80Gb PS3 istead of 60Gb ..

hope this will help you too.

P.S. i've seen that Linux has support of PS3 file system. maybe this will help to restore all saved data.. but this is just my assumption

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Return the system now (you only have one year warrenty), if your expiriencing any issues. Just type in " ps3 not reading on and you will find out why. Its a huge issue. If you still have your reciept, get a new one. Also sounds like you have a memory problem, so get the new system. It sounds like alot, but it will be worth it in the long run.

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