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Problem with ps3 system restore

Hi i just recently bought a used ps3 so i decided to system restore, about a half an hour in to the system restore i decided to cancel and now my sixaxis controller wont connect to the ps3. how do i fix this?

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Connect via the USB cable and press the PS button this will re pair the bluetooth,

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2. Hold Power Button on the Front until you hear 3 beeps.
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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:
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• 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

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  2. Once you select [Restore Default Settings], you will see a list of settings that will be restored. Scroll through them and press the icn_btnx_color.gifbutton to restore the settings.

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Also, do not confuse "Restore Default Settings" with the "Restore PS3 System" option (the next option down on the menu). The "Restore PS3 System" will not only restore the default settings, but it will also delete all hard disk content. (You will lose all saved content from your PS3 system's hard drive if you use "Restore PS3 System.)

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Hi!

First of all, try playing all of your games and see if its just one disk or your ps3, following that I would say you put in a blu-ray movie and check if that works. If it doesn't, get a USB memory stick and save all your important data. After that, reset your system settings.

You can do that by:

Settings> System Settings> Restore System Settings

After that try it and if it doesn't work, go again to system settings but this time around, go to restore ps3 system.

You can do that by:

Settings> Sysem Settings> Restore PS3 System.

It should be noted that all of your stuff will be deleted, so I hope you saved all of your game saves on that usb flash disk.

If it doesnt work then do the following:

call sony:

SCEA Consumer Services
1-800-345-SONY (7669)
Monday - Saturday 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM PST
Sunday 7:00 - AM 6:30 PM PST


Have fun!

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