Ps3 stuck in restoring default settings.
To fix this you can go into safe mode and do a couple things.
With the system switched off in the back, switch it back on and with the red light on, hold the power button until you hear one beep, then when you hear another beep let it go. It will now turn back off. Now holf the power button again , you will hear 1 beep, and then 2 quick beeps, then let it go. If done correctly, you will be in Safe Mode with 6 options (on some other models you will hear one beep, then another beep, then one more, that's when you release the button. Instead of 1 then the 2 beeps in quick succession).
Now that you are in Safe Mode select option 3 'Restore File System'. This will fix any hard drive a anomaly's.
Then try restoring it again. But just to let you know 'Restoring Default Settings' just is a fix for the XMB Menu screen (The Sony Menu screen when your PS3 turns on).
If that does not work try Option 5:
Restore PS3 System - IMPORTANT: All data will be lost by performing this step.
This will reformat the hard drive on the PLAYSTATION 3, deleting all data and restoring it to as if it just came out of the box. This is the same as [Restore PS3 system] on the XMB.
(I would try Option 5 from the beginning)
So to sum up how to get into Safe mode 'Direction-wise' from Sony:
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."
But like I said, it varies from system to system on the beeps.
If none of this help you have 2 more possible options: Do a restore from a previos Backup and Do a Complete System Restore from that or Replace the hard Drive if that does not work. If your down to these last options it would seem to be a Hard Drive issue.
BTW, I wouldn't worry about your system being "messed up for good". The system has its own Flash Memory it restores from that reall y never corrupts. The only reason that would happen if you stopped in the middle of a firmware option or system downgrade.
Good Luck Buddy.
Apr 22, 2012 |
Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console