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06 Jul 2012
By markennedyatlive
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Trouble with safe mode!!!!

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Recently i had trouble starting up my ps3(which can be found here->http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-Technical-Help/Please-Help/m-p/16501215#M11287)  and so i resorted to the safe mode option,However after i selected the "restore file system" option, the "preparing please wait" page apeared and after almost 2 hours of waiting the ps3 was still there.How long usualy does it take to prepare? and has anyone any suggestions of what i should do,as i want to play my games asap without losing any of my game saves.Please Help!!!!

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correction "ps3 was still preparing"
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Check the hdd light for activity.
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There is no activity with the hdd light.What do you suggest i do now.

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I'd shutdown the machine and try again. It should start shortly after that message. I found this YouTube video of a restore :-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRTZSjEbkws
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Ive tried it a couple of times now and the hdd light flashed when the system turned on and flashed once when i entered the safe mode menu but hasnt flashed after i press the "restore file system" option.

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That's very odd. Have you updated to firmware 4.21 yet? If not , try the update (preferably via usb stick). Maybe it'll work after that.
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there is a small design on the top right hand corner of my screen that is moving freely now however it is still preparing.I own the slim model if that changes anything
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ill do that now
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Thanks for your support,however i ended up ringing the sony helpcenter and the told me that there was no other option other than to "restore ps3 system".Thanks again.

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hey, you could of just done this,
1. go to system settings
2. go to security settings
3. click L1 R1 select and square at the same time and enter 0000
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did it finally work?

 

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Please don't bump ancient dead threads! It pushes down peoples issues that are happening right now. If you're having trouble too, then feel free to create a new thread and reference others in your post ;)
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