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PS3 When updating ps3 turned off and when i turn it back on the xmb bar wont show and games wont play is their andy way to fix it

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  • Anonymous Jul 26, 2008

    when i play certain games my ps3 will just cut off

  • Anonymous Jul 26, 2008

    ps3 cuts off on certain games


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You need to contact Sony! The firmware has been erased and it will not function untill there is a full version of firmware on the bios chip. I hope this helps. Good luck to you.

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Can i myself fix error 80010514 on ps3

Well this is an interesting one; error code 80010514 implies a faulty installation of your firmware.

If you can still access it, try running the System Update (XMB > Settings > System Update).

If the update didn't work, you should backup the data on your PS3 using the Backup Utility (XMB > Settings > System Settings > Backup Utility). What we're going to do to WILL delete the data on your hard drive, so if you don't back it up it'll be gone forever.

Once it's backed up, turn off the console and start it up in
Safe Mode. This link will show you how to access it. Start at option 2 and work your way down through 5. Each option will delete more and more data; option 5 wipes the whole hard drive, thus why we backed up your data.

I'm fairly confident that by using Safe Mode you'll be able to fix your PS3. But if it doesn't work, there's always the option to send your PS3 back to Sony. It'll cost 150$ if you're not under warranty, and you won't see your PS3 for a month or two, but they should be able to fix it. Here's a link to the Service Request page.

Best of luck!

Mar 23, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Games/movies won't play

Start small; check the game/movie disc/discs. Can you confirm that the disc works? (Try it in another PS3, for example). Are you putting the discs in facing the right way?

Next restart the PS3. Then shut down the PS3, unplug it from the outlet then plug it back in.

No progress? Make sure your system is updated. Who knows, maybe it's a firmware thing. Go to XMB > Settings > System Update and run it.

Still nothing? Okay, are the game's not being detected at all, or are they not playing (as in, it shows up but when you start it the screen blacks out). If it's the screen thing, let's try resetting the video settings. Turn off the PS3, then press and hold the power button (as if to turn it on) until it beeps. The video settings will be reset. You can re-set them to your preferences by going to XMB > Settings > Display Settings > Video Output Settings.

Problems? Still? Jeez. Now we get technical. First I would suggest backing up your data, as things can and will get deleted in the next couple of suggestions. Use the Backup Utility (XMB > Settings > System Settings > Backup Utility) to store everything. You can then restore all your data later on.

With your data backed up, try the different options in Safe Mode. This link will show you how to access it. Try options 2, 3, 4 and 5, in that order, and see if it's reading discs in between each one. Anything after 2 will delete your data; thus the need to make a backup.

Still no luck? Unfortunately you're probably going to have to send your console in for repair (hardware problems). Sony provides a form on their website to request a repair; here's a link. If you're under warranty it's free; otherwise it's expensive (150$ I believe). The worst part about this option is they take forever; you won't see your console again (or it's replacement) for at least a month, more likely two.

Good luck!

Mar 23, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hello When playing a game i bring up the xmb to quit the game and it freezes flashing between game and xmb screen. When this happens the only solution is to turn it off manually. Please Help

PS3 freezes between game and xmb screen are suffering to many gamers. But trouble shooting is not easy : Most gamers think there are CPU overheat problem but actually not the reason. You need some killer methods to fix and test it. Do you know it's just waste your time and money if you send to somewhere repair - because the same problems will be back after then. The best way is to learn the repair techniques of yourself.
There is a PS3 DIY Repair Guide: The author use text and video to show you how to use your hands to open your console and do some maintenance and fixes, at last you are amazing that why you can do that yourself. The best part is you can help your friends too!

Nov 28, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Why wont predators blu ray play on my ps3. all of my other blu ray discs will play but predators wont. the screen says tat the blu ray needs to be updated

go to your ps3 BD data utilites under video and delete the storage you have from the previuos discs you have played. I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM AND SFTER FOLLOWING THIS STEP THE PREDATORS DISC WORKED FINE.

Oct 23, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn on my ps3 the xmb menu wont show....

am sure about the computer part but for the xmb i can help reset ur ps3 by turning it on then turn it off by holding the buttonthen it back on by holding the power button it should beep pause and beep 2x this will reset ur display option back to normal then ur cables make a difference if ur using a SD TV use regular cables if HDTV use hd cables only on hdtv if use on SDtv it won't display or ur ps3 is set to an hd setting like 1080p it won't display on a sdtv so reset ur ps3 by holdin power button hope this help u

Jul 16, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 wont play discs

to me it sounds like your lens are messed up, try getting a dvd cleaner and use it on your ps3 man

Apr 10, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 plays game wont load XMB

What I did?

1).Shut down the system from the switch on the back.
2).Place and hold your finger down the on/off power button.
3).Turn the switch on the back “ON”, while still holding down the on/off power button.
4).Release your finger from the on/off power button, after you hear 2 beeps.

Apr 02, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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PS3 having trouble accessing xmb when turned on.

safe option:

download v2.40 onto memory stick:

install it via update via storage device.

if you can get it back to v2.40, you are lucky, just look at how many people are having problems with there ps3 at the moment on this forum

Aug 05, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 wont start up properly

Have you performed any updates recently? If so, then if a friend of yours has a known working ps3, or if you want to buy one for a backup, see if you can swap hdds for a test. It won't ruin theirs, it's just a test to see if it might have been an update. If it works fine, and you have two sata connectors on your PC's motherboard, then you can format yours with MSDOS on the command prompt and copying your friends files over to yours. You will have to completely format your drive to remove any and all corrupted files. Here's one I found on Ebay

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