Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
I've had my playstation 3 for 7 months and a while ago it displayed a message saying that the systems database needed to be restored. i selected ok but an error occurred the rebuilding process. from there another message displayed say the systems hard drive needed to formatted so again i selected ok. i know it takes 5 to 15 hours to format something so i gave it 17 hours and when i checked, it was still at zero percent. so i took it to a local game shop who said they would be able to fix it, 6 days later i went to see if they had made any progress on it only to find that they could not repair. the guy who tried to service it said to call other places and order a new hard drive. i called EVERY place in my area and i've looked online. my first intention was to mail it in to sony so they could repair it but it's no longer under warranty so they won't even accept it.
I had my play for a year and a while ago it displayed a message saying that the systems database needed to be restored too, but i select ok when the error ocurred and send me a message i select ok, it takes 1 or 2 hours but when reboot the play it was ok again. maybe you need if u can format your drive with the option in settings, if u cant maybe u need replace your hard drive u dont lost your garanty for this and u can see a video in "you tube" about how to change your drive
Posted on Aug 15, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
on Oct 11, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Jul 08, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Enter Safe Mode and select "Restore File System". "Restore File System" will attempt to repair damaged files on the hard drive. If this does not work, try the next step.
2. Rebuild Database
Enter Safe Mode and select "Rebuild Data Base". "Rebuild Data Base" will erase messages, playlists, changes made on [Information] screens, trimming information for pictures in [Photo], video thumbnails, video playback history and video resume information. Then attempt to rebuild the PlayStation 3 database. The content that is erased will not be recoverable. If this doesn't work, try the next step.
3. Restore PS3 System
Please note this will erase all content on the hard drive and will not be recoverable.
Enter Safe Mode and select "Restore PS3 System". "Restore PS3 System" will restore the default settings and will format the hard drive. If this doesn't work, try the next step.
4. Re-seat the hard drive
If you have replaced the hard drive in the PlayStation 3, make sure it was installed properly. If the hard drive is not seated correctly, it may cause problems.
5. Try another hard drive (if possible)
There may be an issue with the hard drive that is installed. Try replacing the hard drive with another one.
Feb 10, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Firstly don't worry, your HDD has become corrupted which is quite common if you don't switch your PS3 off properly.
Its difficult to say whether you'll lose any data or not, but if you rebuild the database your HDD should be fixed. If it gives you an option to rebuild the database then choose it.
If it doesn't then access the recovery menu and choose option 3 as described in the thread below.
Any further questions feel free to ask.
Correct? a nice vote would be awsome
Nov 20, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Jun 30, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Oct 08, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Sep 22, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Mar 25, 2008 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console
56 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!