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17 Jun 2012
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PS3 corrupt file? won't reboot?

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Hi There,

 

Please help as my PS3 won't re-boot, something about corrupt files?? :( What can i do?

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Are you able to access safe mode? If so, try starting it up in safe mode and choose option 3, info's in the link below (it's worth highlighting that there could be implications in choosing the wrong option).

It's usually a good idea to back up any saved data/media just in case something goes wrong, either onto a USB stick or external HDD, although I dunno if that'd be possible in this case :)

http://community.us.playstation.com/thread/627262?start=0&tstart=0

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Are you able to access safe mode? If so, try starting it up in safe mode and choose option 3, info's in the link below (it's worth highlighting that there could be implications in choosing the wrong option).

It's usually a good idea to back up any saved data/media just in case something goes wrong, either onto a USB stick or external HDD, although I dunno if that'd be possible in this case :)

http://community.us.playstation.com/thread/627262?start=0&tstart=0

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Thank you :) i'll give it a go :)
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Hi

 

I have got exactly this problem and have done the rebuild option but the screen went completely blank and now the PS3 won't do anything! :Help:

 

When I try to start it up the orange light comes on and thats its, nothing else happens - any ideas please???

 

The message on screen was:

 

'The hard disks file system is corrupted and will be restored'

 

But every time I restore it and follow the system options as you set out it just goes round in circles and does exactly the same thing again, time after time.

 

Any advice greatly appreciated.

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Slightly confused as the PS3 doesn't have an orange light.

If rebuild database doesn't work, then try restore File System, then try it again.

Worst case scenario if nothing works then try restore PS3 system, though be aware that that'll format everything.
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Thanks but when the light is flashing as though the HDD is busy, its orange (honest) - have done the restore file system and get a black screen and have tried the restore PS3 system and thats where we are now - got nothing......
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Ah, I thought you were referring to the power indicator which goes red, yellow or green.

Is the system actually running these tasks, or is the screen going blank as soon as you choose the task in safe mode?
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It did run the taks but does nothing now, seems to take foever to load up.  Its 'trying'  to load up but seems to be having trouble reading the HDD and there is no picture on the screen.

 

Even after a while when the green light comes on there is no picture.

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Just another update - there are no lights at all on it now - nothing at all - when i try to power it up. it beeps but nothing happens.... :xCry:

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Try a different power supply and power socket
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still the same
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It wont turn on at all? Sounds like the internal Power supply has gone then. I'm afraid you'll probably need to get the ps3 replaced now unless your technical enough to be able to DIY replace the PSU.
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Sorry - confusion reigns at the moment - not talking about the power lights here - got power to the system - it turns on and off hence the beep etc., I am talking about the system lights once its switched on, the HDD lights etc.

 

Get an orange light that comes on but thats it - and nothing on screen.

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I'd suggest putting in a different hard drive.
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after my ps3 starts restoring it won't switchoff to restart????

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black screen now

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Did you ever figure out how to fix this?
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mine is stuck in preparing please wait what does that mean? It didn't hang the only thing moving is the loading icon.

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Safe mode option 5 will sort it but you'll lose your data!
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down load update on a flash drive create 2folders use capital letters on created folder restore ps3 system with clean install

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Still not worked :( How long does a ps3 guarantee last as i've only had my ps3 for 1 and a half years????? :( Think i'm just gonna send it to Sony  as i don't know whats happened :( not happy :( Thanks for trying to help :)

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