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Ps3 cannot find correct hardrive on screen when turned on. cant access system at all.

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Sounds like your hd was corrupted.. take it out and reformat it on your comp... or buy a new one online for 25-30$ and install it.. doesnt void warrenty or anythng so you would be ok!

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Error 8002f310 ps3


Ok I need to start by saying if youre doing it my way, you need another hardrive and a usb stick. If you dont have either, then youre outta luck or you gotta try the other ways posted around the forum. I will say that i just found out this has been posted up before on the us ps3 forum, but i have elaborated on it and i did find out the solution myself before i found that post.
Anyways HERES THE STEPS:
1) Download the ps3updat.pup file off sony's website. You need to make a folder in your usb stick called "PS3" and within that folder, a "UPDATE" folder, it must be in capital letter for the name. Then drop the ps3updat.pup file into the update folder. (If you have problems with this step, visit http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps3/pc_update/index.htm)
2) Plug in "New/Temporary" hard drive into ps3 (For Slim - Theres a cover under the ps3 that you pop off and theres a screw that you have to screw off in order to access the hardrive For Fat - I think theres a cover on the side, im not sure i dont have the fat)
2) Boot into safe mode (Press and hold onto the power button untill you hear the double beep, then let go of power button), follow on screen instructions, and select update firmware. Follow the on screen instructions and insert your usb when prompt to. Let it format your temporary hard drive and let it install the firmware. When its done installing the new firmware on your temp hardrive and gets to the language selections, internet settings, etc screen, you can choose to continue and finish them off or turn it off at this point.
3) Now with the ps3 off, put back your original hardrive in and boot up your ps3. Once booted up, it wont be in the update loop anymore! But instead it will tell you that it cannot boot up system due to firmware difference and must be updated. Plug back in your usb if you took it out, and press start and select at the same time, to continue with the firmware update. NOTE!!!! Most likely you will experience what happend to me. It will stay at 99% for awhile... so dont panic, it will go through! And thats it! Your data should be intact, you would have saved 150 dollars for repair, but most of all, your firmware is updated!

Nov 24, 2013 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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How do i reset my hardrive


How to Access Playstation Recovery Menu


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 promted to plug in your controller via usb and then hit the PS button

6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

Nov 19, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn on my Ps3, i get a blue sparkly screen,nothing else.


I had a simular problem!
If the problem your having is caused by the same thing mine was then this is how to fix it ...
1. Buy a External case like this one.. http://www.amazon.co.uk/IOMAX-External-Enclosure-Laptop-Powered/dp/B001EEQQ8Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1279755665&sr=8-1-catcorr
2. Remove your ps3 hardrive by taking of the cover on the side and removing the blue screw, then remove the tray from around the hardrive.
3. Place the hardrive in the external case.
4 Plug usb external case into computer, goto my computer then right click ps3 hardrive that will now show up.
5. Right click the drive and click format
6. After formating put the drive back into the ps3 and the ps3 will then come up with a message follow the instructions... and your ps3 will now work again.
(by doing this you will lose all your ps3 saves, music and videos and so on it will be like resetting your ps3 to when you bought it.)

Hope this works!

Jul 21, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 turns on but it stays in a black screen wont take me to the home menu.....


hi....

This may be because the video cable to the TV has not properly connected to the PS3 console and to the TV please check this,If both connected properly check weather the cable is ni Good condition. try using another cable so that you can confrim weather the problem is the cable

thanx

Jul 19, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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No picture, just black screen.


I had this problem!

If the problem your having is caused by the same thing mine was then this is how to fix it ...
1. Buy a External drive case like this one.. http://www.amazon.co.uk/IOMAX-External-Enclosure-Laptop-Powered/dp/B001EEQQ8Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1279755665&sr=8-1-catcorr
2. Remove your ps3 hardrive by taking of the cover on the side and removing the blue screw, then remove the tray from around the hardrive.
3. Place the hardrive in the external case.
4 Plug usb external case into computer, goto my computer then right click ps3 hardrive that will now show up.
5. Right click the drive and click format
6. After formating put the drive back into the ps3 and the ps3 will then come up with a message follow the instructions... and your ps3 will now work again.
(by doing this you will lose all your ps3 saves, music and videos and so on it will be like resetting your ps3 to when you bought it.)

Hope solves your problem!

Jul 18, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I try to trn on my ps3 and i eather get a black screen or the wave screen comes up and then it will freeze.


I had this problem!
If the problem your having is caused by the same thing mine was then this is how to fix it ...
1. Buy a External drive case like this one.. http://www.amazon.co.uk/IOMAX-External-Enclosure-Laptop-Powered/dp/B001EEQQ8Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1279755665&sr=8-1-catcorr
2. Remove your ps3 hardrive by taking of the cover on the side and removing the blue screw, then remove the tray from around the hardrive.
3. Place the hardrive in the external case.
4 Plug usb external case into computer, goto my computer then right click ps3 hardrive that will now show up.
5. Right click the drive and click format
6. After formating put the drive back into the ps3 and the ps3 will then come up with a message follow the instructions... and your ps3 will now work again.
(by doing this you will lose all your ps3 saves, music and videos and so on it will be like resetting your ps3 to when you bought it.)
Hope this helps.

Jul 15, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hi when i turn on my ps3 corrupt data comes up on screen and when my ps3 trys to fix the problem it just goes back to the start again i cant even get into the main menu its 2 years old was kept like new i...


1. Plug in controller
2. Have system in standby mode (red light)
3. Hold down power button for a full cycle (will turn on and back off again)
4. Hold power button again will hear 2 single beeps then a double beep.
5. As soon as you hear the double beep immediately remove your finger from the power button.
6. Hit the PS button on controller when it tells you to
7. Go to ONLY option 3 (restore)
8. WARNING: select any other option and you can wipe out everything ONLY USE OPTION 3
9. Follow on screen prompts

Try this and get back with me, I will look into it for you.

Mar 15, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 60gb no operating system


First the PS3 doesn't use flash memory, it uses a 2.5in SATA hardrive. It can't be that there is no OS, otherwise the PS3 would write it to the hardrive, it must be corrupted or have some other problem.

I would recommend buying a 2.5in SATA hardrive - they're very cheap. Ask in store for one, or you can get one from Play.com. If that doesn't work, it's a problem with the PS3 itself and you should phone Sony.

Jun 20, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Help


try to format the hardrive in the ps3 system if you cannot access the option in the ps3 in formatting your hardrive you can remove the harddrive from your ps3 and connect it on the PC and format it there

Jan 17, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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