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You could try accessing the recovery menu, then try a system restore or another of the options on there. You should be able to format it which should fix it, if it's just a software / firmware issue.

* Turn off ps3
* hold power button down - system will turn on and off again
* re-press button until you hear two beeps
* take finger off power button after second beep
* it'll ask you to plug your controller in with usb and press the ps button
* the recovery menu should now show up

If this doesn't work then that means the mainboard is bad and would need to be replaced.

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  • The power button on the PS3™ system front is not active during an update.
  1. Insert the storage media or USB device that contains the update data in the PS3™ system.
  2. From the home menu, select (Settings) > (System Update), and then press the button.

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  3. Select [Update via Storage Media], and then press the button.

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    Press the button to start the update data. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update.

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