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Re: How to access Playstation 3 SAFE MODE

Sep 17, 2013

MasLegio wrote:

still stuck on "Preparing, please wait" 

 

how long should this take?


That depends how large and full your HDD is. How long has it been?

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around 12 hours I think

 

500 gb disk with about 50 gb free space

quite a lot of games installed (many minis, PSone and PSN games), not many apps (around 5), not any movies or audio files, maybe 10 photos.

 

 

also, no activity on HDD led on the PS3

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Oct 14, 2013

after the recent patch, i cannot update. my drive is stuck trying to install when i turn the system on, even using the safe mode route. also put another drive in to install new update and im getting a seriuous error message. usualy when i switch drives it unbricks the system. this time is epic fail. any ideas

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Nov 22, 2013

 

what if i formated everything and it still doesnt work 

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Dec 12, 2013
It still freezes when and only when I try to connect to the PlayStation Network. Is this some sort of ploy for Sony to force people to buy the ps4?
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Apr 19, 2014
I get to the point where my ps3 double beeps, but after I let go at that point it still does nothing. Does that mean my ps3 is just completely done for?
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Jun 5, 2014
How long will does each one take? I did the first one over an hour ago now and its not finished.
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Jul 10, 2014

I also have the oringinal Playstation3  the CECHE01 there were only two different models that were made and now its been a few years now theres still no support or a forum help guide on how to resolve this problem that many of us now have.

 

The screen turns green or flickers green with green spots. then it will turn a solid blue color meaning that there is no single from the playstation 3 to the TV.

 

Now i wonder did Sony them selves do this to our systems and only to these few models that were made well it sure seems like a lote of red tape to me if this was a issue a few years ago and Sony still doesent have any answer on this what would you think.?

 

Now this model has the built in backwards compatable player in it which allows it to play playstation2 and playstation 3 type games and some from Japan. 

 

Now I also have noticed that it does get very hot in the back and the CPU fans that are on are like running in over kill model and more then likely what will happen is it will eventually shot off ansd will not be powered back on ever again. 

But  I did try replacing it with a new bigger HD (Hard Drive) and tried diferent inputs HDMI and the Componet cables Red Yellow And White, and nothing not even a flicker or a flake, 

Now since it is way out of Sony's warrenty coverage period I am thinking about maybe very carefully taking it apart and opening  it up inside and see idf there something else that could be causing it to not function correctly.

 

Now if anyone has any ideas on this or suggestions please reply to this site or on my facebook page thanks. 

 

My face book address is https://www.facebook.com/jlagese to read up on this topic thanks .

 

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Re: How to access Playstation 3 Safe Mode

Jul 10, 2014

Yea this guide was really good nice and detialed very good kudos given 100% true

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Sep 28, 2014
When on the safe mode when it says "connect the controller using a USB cable, and then press the ps button" I did that but my controller just keeps blinking then nothing. What should I do?
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