My PS3 slim 320gb started running slow and then very slow so i turned it off then back on and still very slow, then i turned it off for about 12 hours then tried to turn it on and the green light goes on but nothing happens, i try to turn it off and it double beeps, so i turn it off by holding it for the power button for 10-15 seconds (not sure how long) and it turns off, i try turning it on a couple of times and does the same thing so then i try the recovery mode or whatever its called with the options like restore default settings and rebuild database and none of them work.
The PS3 is about 4-5 months out of its 12 month warranty. I was playing black ops online at the time. I just got my 3D tv a month or two ago and it my only 3d player. Its not to do with the tv i have tried on two different tvs with different hdmi cables and different power points. It has always been looked after very well. Never hacked or modded or anything like that. Thats all i can think of for now.
Is there anything i can do to get it fixed that wont cost too much. Please help.
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how much would that cost and would i be able to do that myself or would i give it to someone else?
The remote will not be recognized unless in safe mode and plugged in. Thought that might be important.
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The error code 8002f281 you are getting indicates that there is an issue with the PlayStations HDD.
You may find the following troubleshooting helpful.
Restore File System
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If the above steps dont resolve the issue you can contact PlayStation Support for further assistance.
The correct hard disk was not found'
so i guess i will just have to pull out the hard drive and put it back like you suggested.