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My ps3 froze during the installation of firmware 3.01 and i can not do anything with it says to press ps button but nothing happens

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Turn off the PS3 and then turn it on. Try to restore the PS3 to factory defaults. If that doesn't work then try to save any data you need off of the hard drive and format the hard drive. This will erase any bad downloads and firmware updates that the system was trying to do.

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