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My sons playstation 3 is corrupt. i tried to fix the problem by holding the one button till it beeps 3 times. now its saying to connect the controller using a USB cable and then press Ps button. well i did and nothing. what next

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It didn't read the controller, it sounds like it is working correctly, did the lights flash on the controller, if not, it may be a bad controller.

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My son has a psp 3 and call of duty modern warefare 2 his data keeps getting corrupted. what do we do?


You may have a corrupt system file. With the system off, press and hold the power button on the front of the unit until it beeps three times. Take your finger off the power button and press and hold it again until it beeps two times and then three times in rapid succession. Connect your PS3 controller to the unit via a USB cable and select option two on the menu that will come up.


If this doesn't solve the problem, call Sony at 800-345-SONY for more help and they will walk you through more steps.

Jun 17, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation 3 comes on, but after the sony playstation logo goes away, nothing happens. Just the background and nothing else. How can I resolve this? I left it in the car last night and it was very...


This is a problem with the Playstation 3 software becoming corrupt. It is very easy to fix if you follow my simple steps.

Step 1.

Turn your Playstation 3 off into standby mode (red light on)

Step 2.

Press and hold the power button. The Playstation 3 will beep when you first press it, then beep again 5 seconds later and then beep once more and turn off back into standby mode (red light on). You must now release the power button.

Step 3.

Press and hold the power again. The Playstation 3 will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later then there will be 2 quick beeps together. When you hear these 2 quick beeps release the power button.

Step 4.

Your Playstation 3 will now start up with a screen asking you to connect a controller via USB. Connect your controller and then press the PS button.

Step 5.

A menu will now be displayed on screen. Select option 3 "Restore File System". This will then ask you to confirm that you wish to go ahead with the system restore. Accept whatever the Playstation 3 says. Do not worry about messages saying the hard drive is corrupt, this is actually a good sign.

The Playstation 3 will re-install the system software but should not affect your game saves.

Once you have completed the above, hopefully the Playstation 3 will restart as normal. If it does not, do the above again but choose option 4. If that still does not work then choose option 5, but this will erase your hard disk.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

Jan 13, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 is reading cannot read hard drive


Try to RESTORE FILE SYSTEM on your ps3.
Follow this guide,

HOW TO GO TO THE RECOVERY MENU OF PS3 SYSTEM

1. Make sure the ps3 is plugged in (stand by mode).
2. Put out your usb cable for the controller and the controller itself (do not connect yet).
3. Hold down power firmly, ps3 will turn on and then turn off, release power button when it turns off.
4. Hold down power again, you will hear a beep and then a double beep, when you hear that double beep release the power button.
5. Now you should be seeing something in your monitor that say "Connect usb controller", do just that.
6. After connecting the controller press PS button.
7. You are now in the recovery menu.
8. To fix the problem of corrupt data you can choose #3.
9. If you want to format your hard drive choose #5. Be aware that this option will delete everything that is in your hard drive.
10. Remember that doing #3 and #5 is not 100% to fix the problem of corrupt data, I say about 70%.

Oct 10, 2010 | Sony Video Game Consoles & Games

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PS3 CORRUPTED DATA


does he have problem saving any other games if so sorry to say he may have a bad hard drive or one that is about to die. you can try reformatting it. go to settings>system settings>restore ps3 systems once there u can start to reformat your hard drive. note it will erase everything he has on the system. and if u downloaded any games from the psn you can retrieve them under the download management. you just have to redownload them. before reformatting though try this method.

turn the system off from the back.
turn it back on. (it should be in standby mode now)
press the power button and keep your finger on it till it beeps three times. (its about a second apart.) and turns off.
take your finger off of the power button and press it again.
this time keep your finger on it till it beeps twice quickly and take your finger off.
it should tell you to connect a controller with a usb
once u do i'll give u a menu.
select option #3 and let it finish

this option will fix most minor software side problems
if this don't help u may want to reformatting your hard drive and hope u don't have to replace it. and before u do if u have any game saves u want to save u can copy those over to a usb flash card

Apr 15, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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Hard disc is corrupted


You can possibly restore your system by following these steps.

Step 1: Turn off the PlayStation2_bing.gif 3 by holding the Power button on the front of the unit till the Power light is red.

Step 2:
Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, meaning the PlayStation 32_bing.gif is powering on.
  1. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep, indicating the video reset.
  2. 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.
  3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a quick double beep. At that point release the Power button. If you succeeded in activating Safe Mode, you will see a message on the screen saying, "Connect the controller using a USB cable and then press the PS button."
    Connect a USB cable to the controller and the PlayStation 3 and press the PS button to enter Safe Mode.
  • Then you will see the Safe Mode menu.

  • This last step can possibly erase the data you have stored on your harddrive, so I recommend the options in this order...if one of them works stop and don't try the others, that way you may be able to retain your data.
    1. Restore Default Settings
    2. Restore File System
    3. Rebuild Database
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    Mar 29, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    Ps3 initial screen says hard drive file system is corrupted and then goes through a restore. when it gets to100% it shows the start screen and then displays same corruption message again


    Sounds like power must have failed while the update was writing to the PS3 harddrive.You might be able to fix this problem by booting the PS3 into safemode. Here's the steps to do that:

    Step 1: Turn off the PlayStation 3 by holding the Power button on the front of the unit till the Power light is red.

    Step 2:
    1. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, meaning the PlayStation 3 is powering on.
    2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep, indicating the video reset.
    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.
    3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a quick double beep. At that point release the Power button. If you succeeded in activating Safe Mode, you will see a message on the screen saying, "Connect the controller using a USB cable and then press the PS button."
      Connect a USB cable to the controller and the PlayStation 3 and press the PS button to enter Safe Mode.
  • Then you will see the Safe Mode menu.

  • This last step can possibly erase the data you have stored on your harddrive, so I recommend the options in this order...if one of them works stop and don't try the others, that way you may be able to retain your data.
    1. Restore Default Settings
    2. Restore File System
    3. Rebuild Database
    4. Restore PS3 System



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

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    My son put a dvd into his ps3 (which he has watched ok in the past) and the ps3 now states that the disk storage has been corrupted - click ok to reset. we do that and it doesnt reset and comes up with the...


    You need to RESTORE FILE SYSTEM on your ps3.
    Follow this guide.

    HOW TO GO TO THE RECOVERY MENU OF PS3 SYSTEM

    1. Make sure the ps3 is plugged in (stand by mode).
    2. Put out your usb cable for the controller and the controller itself (do not connect yet).
    3. Hold down power firmly, ps3 will turn on and then turn off, release power button when it turns off.
    4. Hold down power again, you will hear a beep and then a double beep, when you hear that double beep release the power button.
    5. Now you should be seeing something in your monitor that say "Connect usb controller", do just that.
    6. After connecting the controller press PS button.
    7. You are now in the recovery menu.
    8. To fix the problem of corrupt data you can choose #3.
    9. If you want to format your hard drive choose #5. Be aware that this option will delete everything that is in your hard drive.
    10. Remember that doing #3 and #5 is not 100% to fix the problem of corrupt data, I say about 70%.

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    You need to restore ps3 system.
    Follow this guide.

    HOW TO GO TO THE RECOVERY MENU OF PS3 SYSTEM

    1. Make sure the ps3 is plugged in (stand by mode).
    2. Put out your usb cable for the controller and the controller itself (do not connect yet).
    3. Hold down power firmly, ps3 will turn on and then turn off, release power button when t turns off.
    4. Hold down power again, you will hear a beep and then a double beep, when you hear that double beep release the power button.
    5. Now you should be seeing something in your monitor that say "Connect usb controller", do just that.
    6. After connecting the controller press PS button.
    7. You are now in the recovery menu.
    8. To fix the problem of corrupt data you can choose #3.
    9. If you want to format your hard drive choose #5. Be aware that this option will delete everything that is in your hard drive.
    10. Remember that doing #3 and #5 is not 100% to fix the problem of corrupt data, I say about 70%.

    Hope this will help you.

    Good luck.

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    Jan 16, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    Hard disk drive has been corrupted it says system will be restored then it goes then it says hard disk drive has been corrupted.


    hold power up front until you hear 3 beeps then remove fingr. hold power up front again till you hear 2 beeps then a double beep. connect remote via usb press ps button and pick option 3 it will not erase anything.

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