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My ps3 istrying to rebuild database after my dad ripped out of the wall while playing a game. It is not processing and the hard drive will not restore

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Unfortantly it sounds like something happened to the hard drive. Hopefully you just got corrupted data on the hard drive. However depending what you were doing when the system was moved the hard drive may have had a hard crash. Note the hard drive in the system is a notebook drive so it is more resistant to this but it can still happen. The link below will help you address the corrupted hard drive issue. If you still have trouble then you will need to replace the hard drive.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4853494-fix_playstation_3_corrupted_hard_drive

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions

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Ps3 says hard file disk corrupted and has to be restored but it just keeps doing this and has restored like 15 times and has not fixed itself. what can i do


1. Restore File System

Enter Safe Mode and select "Restore File System". "Restore File System" will attempt to repair damaged files on the hard drive. If this does not work, try the next step.


2. Rebuild Database

Enter Safe Mode and select "Rebuild Data Base". "Rebuild Data Base" will erase messages, playlists, changes made on [Information] screens, trimming information for pictures in [Photo], video thumbnails, video playback history and video resume information. Then attempt to rebuild the PlayStation 3 database. The content that is erased will not be recoverable. If this doesn't work, try the next step.


3. Restore PS3 System

Please note this will erase all content on the hard drive and will not be recoverable.

Enter Safe Mode and select "Restore PS3 System". "Restore PS3 System" will restore the default settings and will format the hard drive. If this doesn't work, try the next step.


4. Re-seat the hard drive

If you have replaced the hard drive in the PlayStation 3, make sure it was installed properly. If the hard drive is not seated correctly, it may cause problems.


5. Try another hard drive (if possible)

There may be an issue with the hard drive that is installed. Try replacing the hard drive with another one.




Feb 10, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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The ps3 stopped working and now when you turn it onyou have to rebuild the database hardrive. We mnow about the trick to play with the power button and bring up the menu with the format options and stuff...


There is NOTHING you can do to fix the issue but to replace the hard drive. The drive is encrypted by the ps3 so you can't even hook it up to a usb enclosure and pull the files off.

:(

Sorry but you'll have to swap the hard drive out with a new drive in order to fix the issue. ANY 2.5" SATA laptop drive will work so long as it's 500gb and smaller ;)

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

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My PS3 display's the following message when i turn it on..."The hard disk's database will be rebuilt" - When i click 'ok' it displays "Rebuilding the database, do not turn off the system." - Immediately...


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If the hard drive is hanging on the format the drive table may have just gottten corrupted. This can happen with a computer but the operating system can fix this usually. The link below will take you through connecting the hard drive to your computer and using it to format the drive. If the computer hangs on the format and/or you still have trouble with the drive then there is something wrong with the drive and you will have to replace it.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4853494-fix_playstation_3_corrupted_hard_drive

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions

Issken
http://www.fixya.com/users/issken

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

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Will not play any ps3 games or movies


Hi,

The PS3 has a special Recovery Menu, which you can access in the following way:

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

From the above select option "Rebuild Database". After PS3 has executed this DB rebuilding operation, the disc games will be visible again in the menu.


Thank you

Jun 04, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 keeps freezing games and movies ive done


turn off you playstation....then turn it back on to where the red light comes on (standby) then hold the power button til it beeps 3 times....it should turn on and back off durin this time....then repeat that process again and a screen should pop up and it asks you if you would like to restore playstation or rebuild database....try the rebuild database.... (it will delete everything saved on your playstation and it could take hour to rebuild it) if that doesnt work then yoyu have a faulty blue ray lens

Dec 27, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Wont start messages comes up saying correct hard disk not found


your hard drive may be dying. or the file system may be corrupted.

before you get a new hard drive there are some tricks to try.

#1 remove the HDD and boot it up without it in, then turn off and put the HDD back in and boot again.

#2 rebuild the file system in the recovery menu

#3 rebuild the database in the recovery menu


To get to the recovery menu you need to press and hold the power button when the ps3 is in standby mode untill you hear a double beep then release. sometimes the ps3 will go back to standby mode before it does the double beep if it does just release the button and press and hold again real fast and wait for double beep.

here is what mine does

ps3 standby(red light) press hold power...........beep...............beep.........standby again, release hold............beep..................double beep ..release power button.

from the recovery consol you can rebuild the file system and database sometimes when they are corrupted it has same symptoms as a dying HDD.

P.S. rebuilding the file system and database will not lose any of your ps3 data, other options will though like the restore ps3 and format HDD.
if the above tricks dont work try updating the firmware, if your at the current firmware you can re-install it from the recovery menu as well using a usb memory stick or a cd with the firmware on it.

if all that doesnt help it looks like its time to get a new HDD, but at least you can upgrade it to a bigger ps3 now. any sata laptop HDD should work. i think a 160gb HDD is only $50ish.

Oct 08, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Can't read any disck. doesn't even seem to recognize a disc is there


You have no choice other than contacting Sony and sending it in. Its worth it if you have the 60gb model, which is the highest value of all models, due to true backwards and full features.

May 18, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Reads Blu-Rays and PS3 games but won't read DVD's or CD's?!?!


DVD portion of your blu-ray drive went out. It's a three part laser (cd / dvd/ blu-ray).

The ONLY way you're gonna be able to fix it is by replacing the blu-ray laser or by getting your machine serviced by Sony.

You can try a few of my tips from my guide here:

http://rescuetechla.blogspot.com/

Please feel free to email me any other questions and please don't forget to rate!

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Thanks!

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Feb 23, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Its not reading the disks


Yeah this same thing happened to me, I had not played the PS3 in a while, my 2 sons 6 and 12 play it more than me!. Anyway one day I went to put a disc in, and low and behold it wouldn't read the disc!. Next thing I know I'm getting an error message saying "needs to rebuild database". It was unable to rebuild the database and instructed me to reformat the hard drive!, well I didn't reformat it, instead I turned off the system, unplugged all the cords and let it sit for 24 hours. When I hooked it back up, the error message disappeard and it was reading discs again! HURRAY!!!. What I'm going to do, and you might want to as well is, invest in and external USB hard drive. They sell them at Best Buy for around $100.00. The PS3 has a backup utility, but you need somewhere to back it up to. I'm not sure if any USB external hard drive will work, but you might want to check into it. Hope this helps.

Aug 25, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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