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How to completely wipe the firmware and start again?

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As title asks really.

 

Is it possible to completely wipe the firmware to factory standard and start again?

 

Having a few problems with my PS3, HDD fault I believe. Only thing I haven't tried though is a complete wipe of the firmware and starting again.

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Re: How to completely wipe the firmware and start again?

how you getting on with the hdd??

 

you can do a factory reset two ways, 1) from the xmb menu 2) from the safe mode.

 

Safe mode would be better.

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Re: How to completely wipe the firmware and start again?

Are you saying you want to delete EVERYTHING from your hard drive and restore the ps3 os?

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Re: How to completely wipe the firmware and start again?


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how you getting on with the hdd??

 

you can do a factory reset two ways, 1) from the xmb menu 2) from the safe mode.

 

Safe mode would be better.


 

Not too good. Off to buy a new HDD soon.

 

I was trying to reinstall the 3.56 firmware but it was spamming me with errors left right and centre. I'm about ready to use this PS3 as a football!

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Re: How to completely wipe the firmware and start again?

You can reinstall it from the os itself.

 

 

Download the file from the following link and save it to your USB.

 

http://uk.playstation.com/ps3/support/system-software/detail/item340292/Update-features-(ver-3-56)/

 

 

On the root of your USB, create PS3 folder and in it put UPDATE. Put the update file in there. Now plug it into your PS3 and go to system update then update via storage media. Select yes to install the same update.

 

Tell me if it works.

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mh637099 wrote:

You can reinstall it from the os itself.

 

 

Download the file from the following link and save it to your USB.

 

http://uk.playstation.com/ps3/support/system-software/detail/item340292/Update-features-(ver-3-56)/

 

 

On the root of your USB, create PS3 folder and in it put UPDATE. Put the update file in there. Now plug it into your PS3 and go to system update then update via storage media. Select yes to install the same update.

 

Tell me if it works.


Yeah, figured it out last night. Tried downloading/installing both from the PS3 system itself and from this site and transfering it over using a DVD-RW disc. Unfortunately, neither of these worked because of errors pointing towards my HDD.

 

However, doing some searching on Google last night, it appears others were having similar problems installing the firmware as I'm having, so they bought a new HDD and were still suffering the same problem even with a new HDD.

 

I'm going to buy a new HDD today, but after what I've been reading I'm not holding out hope.

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Re: How to completely wipe the firmware and start again?

Dont buy a new one, otherwise this will happen:

 

http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/Technical-Help/Firmware-3-56-error-8002F225-when-replacing-hd...

 

 

The best thing to do is to try the options in safe mode.

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mh637099 wrote:

Dont buy a new one, otherwise this will happen:

 

http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/Technical-Help/Firmware-3-56-error-8002F225-when-replacing-hd...

 

 

The best thing to do is to try the options in safe mode.


 

Also, dont format your current one,

 

The recommended option in safe mode is Restore File System

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Re: How to completely wipe the firmware and start again?

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Dont buy a new one, otherwise this will happen:

 

http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/Technical-Help/Firmware-3-56-error-8002F225-when-replacing-hd...

 

 

The best thing to do is to try the options in safe mode.


Tried everything mate. In safe mode, out of safe mode.

 

It's not the firmware my main problem is, it's running LBP2.

 

I have the current firmware update, just wanted to try and reupdate it incase it was corrupt. So I shouldn't have that problem in that thread you posted.

 

But yeah like I say, I'm not buying a new HDD because of the errors from trying to update firmware. I'm buying a new HDD because I think the sector that handles the game data on my current HDD is dead.

 

 

 


mh637099 wrote:

 


mh637099 wrote:

Dont buy a new one, otherwise this will happen:

 

http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/Technical-Help/Firmware-3-56-error-8002F225-when-replacing-hd...

 

 

The best thing to do is to try the options in safe mode.


 

Also, dont format your current one,

 

The recommended option in safe mode is Restore File System


 

Too late lol.

 

The current HDD has been formatted numerous times, through PS3 and PC lol. Not that I really had a choice. I tried playing LBP2 and the system crashed so I restarted the system and it told me it needed to either restore the system or rebuild the database. I click OK on either of these and it pops up with another error telling me something is corrupt and it needs to format the drive.

 

It also fails to do a full format through the PS3 system (gets to about 45% then errors), so I stuck it in the PC and formatted it that way aswell. :smileytongue:

 

 

Basically, my PS3 is completely unplayable so I'm left with only 2 options. Buy a new HDD or buy a new PS3. And I don't fancy buying a new PS3 without first trying a new HDD in my current system.

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Re: How to completely wipe the firmware and start again?

 


SuperBoof wrote:

mh637099 wrote:

Dont buy a new one, otherwise this will happen:

 

http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/Technical-Help/Firmware-3-56-error-8002F225-when-replacing-hd...

 

 

The best thing to do is to try the options in safe mode.


Tried everything mate. In safe mode, out of safe mode.

 

It's not the firmware my main problem is, it's running LBP2.

 

I have the current firmware update, just wanted to try and reupdate it incase it was corrupt. So I shouldn't have that problem in that thread you posted.

 

But yeah like I say, I'm not buying a new HDD because of the errors from trying to update firmware. I'm buying a new HDD because I think the sector that handles the game data on my current HDD is dead.

 

 

 


mh637099 wrote:

 


mh637099 wrote:

Dont buy a new one, otherwise this will happen:

 

http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/Technical-Help/Firmware-3-56-error-8002F225-when-replacing-hd...

 

 

The best thing to do is to try the options in safe mode.


 

Also, dont format your current one,

 

The recommended option in safe mode is Restore File System


 

Too late lol.

 

The current HDD has been formatted numerous times, through PS3 and PC lol. Not that I really had a choice. I tried playing LBP2 and the system crashed so I restarted the system and it told me it needed to either restore the system or rebuild the database. I click OK on either of these and it pops up with another error telling me something is corrupt and it needs to format the drive.

 

It also fails to do a full format through the PS3 system (gets to about 45% then errors), so I stuck it in the PC and formatted it that way aswell. :smileytongue:


 

 

 

Try deleting the LBP2 game data and installing it again

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