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Can a lack of update to my playstation keep it from working on my tv and and hearing it? The power light comes on and that's all.

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No I have not updated my big PS3 before the April 1st update because I did not want to lose my Linux support and it has been working fine. Just played FF13 last night.

So as long as you do not have a hardware problem all you need to is reset the video and sound settings on the system.

To do this hold down the power button while the system is off until it beeps at you twice then release. This should reset the audio and video. Note the video in the link below covers this if you need to see it.

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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Posted on Jul 19, 2010

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No, there must be another problem.

Posted on Jul 19, 2010

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    psychokyd

    Just to clarify you just did the reset on the power button correct. Do not worry about the reset of the article. Let me know if you still did this and stil have trouble. Also are you using the HDMI connection or your AV cable.

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The error code is non specific and only indicates there was some issue in updating the system.

If the PlayStation3 system will not accept the update via the Internet, you will want to place the update on a USB storage device (such as a flash drive or thumb drive). You can download the update at http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps3/pc_update/index.htm.

You need to make sure the update is on the USB device correctly. If the folder structure is not exactly right, it will give you an error. The update must be downloaded in a Folder named UPDATE and the UPDATE folder must be inside another folder named PS3. The PS3 folder cannot be inside any other folders, or else the PlayStation 3 system will not read it properly. So the folder organization looks like this: PS3 - UPDATE - update.pup

If the PlayStation 3 system still cannot read the data, attempt to have the system update through the safe mode menu. Sometimes the PlayStation 3 system will accept the update through the safe mode menu, when it will not otherwise accept the update information.

To access safe mode follow these steps:
• Turn off the PS3 by holding the Power button until the power light turns red.
• Press and hold the Power button until you hear 3 separate beeps (separated by about 5 seconds) and the power light goes from red to green and back to red.
• Press and hold the Power button again. This time listen for 2 single beeps (separated by about 5 seconds), followed by a rapid double beep. As soon as you hear the double beep, release the power button. The light on your system will still be green if this is done properly.
• Plug your controller in with the USB cable and you will see a menu with six options. For this troubleshooting, please choose option 6, Update System.

If the system still will not read the update, it will need to come in for service. I have included a link with more information on the service process:

How to Ship PS3 For Repairs/Service
Article Link: http://playstation.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/106

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Hello,

Follow the procedure below to fix the problem on your ps3,

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.

Take care.

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Hello,

You can 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.

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• 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.

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

I wish you good luck
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press and hold the power button till you hear a second beep.

standby mode press hold power........"beep"......"beep"..release power button

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    Step 2:
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    3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a third beep and the system will power off (Power light is red).

    Step 3:
    1. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, again for the PLAYSTATION 3 to power on.
    2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep for video reset.
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    4. Connect a USB cable to the controller and the PLAYSTATION 3 and press the PS button to enter Safe Mode.
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