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The TV option has disappeared on my PS3 after downloading the 3.10 update. It's not meant to either, how can I get it back?

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Can you describe the problem a little bit more. I understand what you did...I just want to make sure I'm understanding what you really mean.

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Downloading software update for a game and system froze, TV screen went dark. System will not turn off. What do we do now?

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Sep 03, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I am a senior and have been unable to do an update as requested. Consequently I have not been able to use Netflix for some 5 weeks and I am NOT HAPPY with Sony customer phone service. The TV keeps saying...


The updates for the Ps3 are located solely in the Ps3 and not on the computer. When the Ps3 prompts you to update, it should also give you an option to press to update it. If the Ps3 does not, then you'll have to manually update it yourself. To do this, go into the settings of the Ps3 and press System Update. Then press Update Via Internet. Proceed to follow the onscreen instructions.
If you require further assistance, please feel free to reply to this post. Please give me a rating if I helped.
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Feb 17, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 wont work with hd cable anymore...since the update for system to b rdy for 3D my 2 newest ps3's dont work on old hd tv but will with a newer one. Old ps3 used for ffxi works on old tv with hd tho and i...


1) Place you finger on the on/off sensor keep it their until your console turn off. Remove your finger.

2) Place you finger back on the on/off sensor keep it their until you hear 2 consecutive beeps then take your finger off.

3) Choose the last option PS3 SYSTEM RESTORE.

NOTE: A system restore will delete all saved game data. It is recommend backing up your console if possible.

Feb 12, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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How do i connect my ps3 to my tv

You should have 2 options with your PS3 system that are included, and a couple more if you buy extra accessories. First, (and the best option) is to use the HDMI cable that came with your PS3. Simply plug it into the back of the PS3 and into one of the available HDMI slots on the TV (preferrably "HDMI 1", power up the PS3 with the switch in the back, then press the power button on the front. It should recognize that you've connected the PS3 to an HDMI cable and you just have to switch the TV to the "HDMI 1 input" with the remote. Done.

Next option (included with the PS3) is the RCA (A/V) cable which is the red/white/YELLOW cable. Connect these wires to the PS3 and the TV keeping with the color code and find the "Video 1" input with the remote. This time you may need to switch on the power of the PS3 in the back but press and HOLD the power button on the front until you hear 2 consecutive beeps which will switch the PS3 back to the factory setting of the A/V cable.

There are 2 other options using accessories for "Component Video" and "Coaxial" (same as a cable/satellite box) but the process is essentially the same. These cables are not usually included in a new PS3 console and will have to be purchased separate.

Also, in order from best picture to not-so-great picture would be: HDMI (Best), Component, A/V (RCA), and Coaxial (not-so-great). Good luck and enjoy your PS3, it has so much you can do, without having to pay extra like another popular console out there, like free blue-ray compatibility, free online game play, some free DLC for certain games, and now they're updating all the PS3's to support 3D GAMES AND MOVIES!!! :D

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I Keep Receiving Error 80029C77 When I Try The Latest Update For MyPS3

I received this today and first I downloaded the update via the web on your computer to a USB flash drive. Once downloaded create the folders PS3 and the folder UPDATE within PS3. PS3\UPDATE. Move downloaded file into the UPDATE folder. (folders must be in CAPS). Then when the unit is off press and hold the power button until it beeps 3 times. A menu should come up on the screen. Select the option that states update system software (I believe its 6). The unit will update via the flash drive. After that the unit will restart and should be updated and working. 

Jul 27, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Theres a new system update for the PS3, Version 3.40, which doesn't work. After 8 hours it was at 50%, another hour later it stopped downloading. The option for the mediaserver is off, but still doesn't...


Just had the same problem and solved it this way. Download the update fromn the sony site to a pc. Use a USB stick and create a folder called PS3 and inside this folder create another called UPDATE (capitals important and the details of how to do this are on the web site). The turn on the PS3 in safe mode by holding the start button until you hear three beeps. This should take you to a screen with 6 options. Got to option 6 system update and follow the on screen intstructions and you should be ok.

Jun 30, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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try the steps below. Its from PlayStation Forum:

1. Turn off Playstation®3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System

If the above steps still does not solve the problem, then I think will have to update your Ps3.

Update your PS3 (in the settings menu the 1st option).

Go on the internet browser on the PS3 then go on the menu press triangle then on one of them there are delete cookies and the delete the others as well as cookies.

You could also try this as well: put the PS3 on then press the eject button (with no disc in) then hold it and switch the PS3 off at the back with your finger on the eject button still holding it, then put it back on and the fan test should be working this may cool it down. It might be over heating.

If after trying the above options and it still does not solve the problem, then maybe the lens is weak and that's why it cannot read any disc.

But if your problem is not still solved, then maybe you should call sony for further assistance.

Good luck.

May 03, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I'm having a problem with my PS3. All of my downloaded game demos and purchased games disappeared. I tried to re-download them and when done and installed they still don't show in the game drop window....

Your hard drive might be corrupted. You can try formatting your PS3 hard drive and recover your profile and game downloads online afterwards. Hence formatting the HDD will restore your PS3 system into the original factory settings including the firmware so you have to do all system updates from the beginning.

Apr 25, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I need to update my ps3 but it just says error80710723

You may want to install its orginal HDD back into the PS3 if you upgraded the HDD or download the update on to your PC nad follwing the PC update option.

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I brought my PS3 to my friends house and put in the Grand Theft Auto ivdisc but before the game showed up there was a screen saying that afile needs to be downloaded before i could play the game. My...

PS3 may have been doing an update of some kind and you have interrupted it and damaged the system software.
You might be able to download the system software and install it back back it will most likely wipe everything saved on your ps3.
Not sure how to do this as I have never turned off the power during an update ?
Found this site not sure if it will help
as it does not explain how to install the software onto a ps3

but this you tube video explains how to do it

Also you could have instead interrupted a need for speed update. It needs to update to play in network mode .

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