Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Trying to update software and keep getting the 8002f1f9 error on my ps3
Posted by Anonymous on
You will need an extra 2.5" HDD. use a laptop HDD.
So we all know with this error, it won't allow you to enter in the recovery menu because it would try to re-install the bad 2.8 update firmware again and again once it turned on.
1. So what I did was I swapped the laptop HDD into the PS3, it won't be able to read the HDD but it will allow you to enter the recovery menu now.
(for those who do not know how to get into the recovery menu, here is the instruction http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?message
2. Once I'm in the recovery menu, I took out the laptop HDD and put back in the PS3 HDD.
3. I also downloaded the 3.01 firmware from the PS website and uploaded into my USB drive and put that in the PS3 slot.
4. At this point, you want to select "system update" and update to the 3.01 version.
For some reason, the first time doing this the system froze at 67% with a new error (but i didn't write down the code). So I had repeat step 1 and 2, but this time when I put back in the PS3 HDD I chose "restore file system" without having to do the system update again. Then it gave me another error at around 65% that said the disk is corrupted and tell me to press OK to format the disk. After it formatted, it automatically install the 3.01 version and the system is fixed.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Nov 03, 2015 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
finger on the on/off sensor leave it their until you console turns off then
take you finger off the sensor.
Place your finger back on the on/off sensor
leave it their until you hear 2 consecutive beeps then take your finger off.
Once the safe mode screen comes on select the
option PS3 SYSTEM RESTORE.
NOTE: A PS3 system restore will delete all
data except the OS. I recommend backing
up your console onto a USB flash drive if possible.
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