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I tried to install update but cant get it to install it and each time i start the ps3 it tries to install it but comes up with error 8002F1F9 can you tell me why

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  • martinrother May 30, 2011

    i tried a 60gb hdd in it from an old ps3 but came up check signal and it turned itself off.

  • martinrother May 30, 2011

    i am wondering if it only part downloaded update due to internet connection could this be why it isnt installing fully it installs up to 90% and then comes up with error code

  • martinrother May 30, 2011

    checked the band is tight but still installs to 92% then comes up with code tried different hdd still doesnt work

  • martinrother Jun 04, 2011

    it still not working checked all you said to



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Hi there.

The cause of this issue is not really known. You need to update the console.

To update you will have to access the recovery menu , if it won't let you you can swap in a different hdd from an old laptop ( you don't have to format it and won't lose any data on your hdd ) just slide it in without tightening the blue screw this will allow you to access the recovery menu , then while at the menu swap the original hdd back and then update'

You can also buy a new hdd , or after removing the one you have now use an external enclosure and format it then reuse it .

Let me know if you need further assistance.

Posted on May 29, 2011

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    Ivy Cada May 30, 2011

    it could be a lot of reasons actually but normally it is due to hardware's fault. Try to open it up and check the connection of the wifi/bluetooth board. There is a ribbon cable connecting to the main board, make sure it is tightly connected.



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