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Re: How do u fix corrupted files for playstation 3 slim...

If isn't on warranty, try this:

Hey, I had the same thing happen. The first two times it happened, the restore worked, and I was able to continue using the system. A few weeks later, I received the error, and the restore wouldn't take, it would just reset and come back to the same error. I fixed it with the following steps. 1. Took out the PS3 HDD (clicked open the cover, unscrewed the blue screw, slid drive towards the front) 2. Opened up my WD External USB drive case (runs on a 2.5" HDD) 3. Plugged the PS3 HDD into the USB case, and plugged it into my PC. 4. Ran the diskmgmt.msc from the Windows RUN in the START Menu 5. Once the drive came up, I had to right-click on it and initialize it, this gave it a drive letter. 6. Then I downloaded this little app : ( 7. Extracted it, and ran the following command in a DOS prompt: fat32 format e: ***obviously replacing the e: with the drive letter you saw in the disk management window. 8. Plugged the HDD back into the Ps3, and it formatted it to it's filesystem, and all was well. PS. I found these steps on Honestly it was pretty simple, the hardest part was crackinig open my external USB drive, as I didn't want to ruin it's shiny case
This post is a little old, but it took me a while to find the right steps, so I figured I'd post in here to help out the next who runs into this. John


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Removing the hard drive on the PS3 Slim is simular to removing the hard drive on an original PS3, however the drive is in a different location.

Note if you are upgrading PS3 hard drive you will need to back up your data first so that you are able to put your files back onto the new hard drive.

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2. Turn the PS3 upside and locate the hard drive access door (it will be at the front of the system next to the small info sticker).

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5. After you have the screw removed you will want to slide the hard drive cover to the right to expose the hard drive.

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If you have remove the drive to upgrade the drive you will want to unscrew the drive from the caddy and install your new drive.

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It looks like you have real trouble with PS3 HDD corruption, I advise you to watch this short explanation video and follow the rules to make sure you fix the problem.

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Be sure to folleow these instructions to the letter, you could damage your PS32_bing.gif if you choose the wrong option! I do not take any responsibility! Please proceed at your own risk! If you read and follow the instructions exactly you should not loose any data! Feel free to ask questions if you are confused so you don’t make a mistake!! Sorry, I had to say it, I don’t want anyone mad at me if they make a mistake, don’t back up their data and erase it, and then blame me…

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The current version of the ps3 firmware has a “recovery console”.
You access it by

1. Start with having the system in standby (redlight is on)

2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.

3. Press and hold the power button again and keep holding, it will beep as it turns on and then it will double beep. When you hear the double beeps immediately take your finger off the power button (if your system turns off before you get a double beep just try again and hold the button, it should double beep the 2nd time you try)

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CHOOSE THIS ONE 3.Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
4. Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
5. Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
6. System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System



After this, it is going to restart and bring up a screen reading something like “you have Corrupted System Data. Your PS will now replace this data” Then you choose continue and that should be it.

This option reinstalls the system files and drivers inside the PS3 with the original ones that are stored on your hard drive. In this case, it replaced a corrupted driver for the blu ray drive thus fixing my issue and hopefully yours!! This option will only replace all system files thus saving you from loosing any data that’s stored on your hard drive. Again this option does nothing to your hard drive it reads a file from the drive and rewrites it to the PS3 system.

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