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Re: How to access Playstation 3 SAFE MODE

Jan 1, 2010
I cannot enter safe mode.
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Re: How to access Playstation 3 SAFE MODE

Jan 4, 2010

OPTION 3 helps alot with the HDD, if you're having long loading or something like that due to HDD caching issues

 

use OPTION 3- RESTORE FILE SYSTEM and it does wonders.

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Jan 4, 2010

Star, follow the directions

 

you will literally need to turn off the PS3 TWICE

 

and then power it on, then it SAFE MODE HAPPENS

 

 

 

again Follow the steps

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Jan 8, 2010

hey, this information is great and it has worked fine..

but at the moment the Playstation is restoring default settings, and i just have a blank black screen. I was wondering if any you knew how long this process normally takes, i have been waiting at least 30 minutes so far.

 

Thanks.

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Jan 19, 2010

Great info... I just fixed mine after suffering from the YLoD.  Once I got it all fixed I tried to play a game and it would black screen, no response from PS3. Did Safe Mode option 1 and its good to go. 

 

On the second time you do the cycle to get into safe mode, make sure you let go of the power button after the third beep or else it will just turn off again.

 

For the last posters message, if you are using HDMI it may load defaults and output through the SCART connector (RCA), that is what it did to mine. Then I set up the PS3 again and set up the Video to HDMI.

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Re: How to access Playstation 3 SAFE MODE

Jan 24, 2010
does this help with the error you get when trying to activate your ps3 because im having no luck!
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Mar 12, 2010

ok so i have had an on and off problem with my ps3 (original 60gb)

 

it started giving me a hard time reading anything blu ray, standard dvd's work fine. i used to be able to get games to work if i ejected it and put it back in a few times, sometimes leaving the ps3 on for a lil bit before i put a game in would also work.  but now whenever i put a game in it doesnt load at all, no matter what.

the ps3 does try to read it as i do get the spinning circle in the top right corner, it spins for a lil bit and then stops. i have tried safe mode, used option 3 to repair corrupt files 3 times already and i also used option 4 to rebuild the database and still no luck.

 

i am ready to just buy a new one especially since GoW3 will be out on tuesday lol.  also i know people and i have read some people say they sent it to sony to repair and there r some who had theres work for 2 weeks and some whose worked for 6 months. so i figured spending the extra money to just get a new one and the bigger hard drive would be worth it. i did consider just getting a lens or a drive and replace it as that would be the cheapest way but i have heard thats a hit or miss as well.

 

but if someone else has had this problem and has fixed it any other way please tell me

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Apr 6, 2010

hi, ive tried the first 3 in order but its still the same /hard disk corrupt file, start to restore but still getting the same message,will i be able to restore back to original state ie, brand new,then sign up again,or get a new one cus its still under warranty.thanks

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Re: How to access Playstation 3 SAFE MODE

Apr 7, 2010

 


Smpage wrote:

I've noticed a lot of misinformation on these boards about Safe Mode, or as most incorrectly call it, "the recovery menu."  Therefore I'm posting the OFFICIAL safe mode entry from the Knowledge Center here.  I hope this helps some people out!

 

 

What is Safe Mode and how do I enable it on my PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system?

 

Safe mode is a feature for starting the PS3™ system with the "minimum required functionality" if the system is no longer able to start up normally due to an action was taken (such as turning off the system's MAIN POWER switch while data was being written to the hard disk drive). By starting up the system in safe mode then executing a menu option, you may be able to eliminate the symptom. Please note there is a chance that safe mode options will not fix the problem and you system will require service.

 

We do not recommend using the options in Safe Mode unless you are experiencing issues with the PLAYSTATION 3.  Some of these options could result in loss of data.

 

If you choose to perform one of the Safe Mode options, please back up your data before attempting to enter safe mode (when possible).

Safe Mode is only available to PS3's with system software 2.60 or greater installed.

 

 When to Use Safe Mode

 

Execute safe mode when the PS3™ is experiencing the following symptoms:

  • When the PS3™ system is started up, the XMB™ menu is not displayed (only the wave screen background appears)
  • When the PS3™ system is started up, nothing appears on the screen
  • When the PS3™ system is started up, a message stating is displayed > > Restore operation > Restart
    Original message is displayed again or the system stops during restoration.
  • When the PS3™ system is started up, a message stating is displayed > > Rebuild > Failure > System stops while formatting hard disk drive.
  • The system stops while restarting after a PS3™ system update or while updating or rebuilding the database. The situation does not improve even when the system is restarted.

 

 

Safe Mode Options

 

In Safe Mode, you will have the following options:

  1. Restart System - Ends safe mode and starts up the PLAYSTATION 3 normally.
  2. Restore Default Settings - Performs the same operations as on the XMB™, and also deletes PlayStation®Network account information from the system.
  3. Restore File System - Attempts to repair all areas on the hard disk drive where files can be saved. Corrupted data may be erased if it cannot be recovered.
  4. Rebuild Database - Deletes messages, playlists, changes made on screens, trimming information for pictures in , video thumbnails, video playback history and video resume information.
    This operation may take a long time depending on the type and number of data items.
  5. Restore PS3 System - IMPORTANT: All data will be lost by performing this step.
    This will reformat the hard drive on the PLAYSTATION 3, deleting all data and restoring it to as if it just came out of the box. This is the same as on the XMB.
  6. System Update - Updates the PS3 system software. This can only be done with an update file already saved on an external storage media.

 

Activating Safe Mode

 

Step 1: Turn off the PLAYSTATION 3 by holding the Power button on the front of the unit till the Power light is red.

 

Step 2:

  1. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, meaning the PLAYSTATION 3 is powering on.
  2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep, indicating the video reset.
  3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a third beep and the system will power off (Power light is red).

 

Step 3:

  1. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, again for the PLAYSTATION 3 to power on.
  2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep for video reset.
  3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a quick double beep.  At that point release the Power button.  If you succeeded in activating Safe Mode, you will see a message on the screen saying, "Connect the controller using a USB cable and then press the PS button."

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  4. Connect a USB cable to the controller and the PLAYSTATION 3 and press the PS button to enter Safe Mode.
  5. Then you will see the Safe Mode menu.

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Step 4: We recommending performing the safe mode options in the following order until one of the options works for you. If one of the options work, do not continue onto the other options.

  1. Restore Default Settings
  2. Restore File System
  3. Rebuild Database
  4. Restore PS3 System
Message Edited by Smpage on 10-10-2009 03:56 PM

 

Quick idea you might want to make a post explaining what each of those options due.  As in the rebuild Database will help when you have a corrupted Save file that will not delete?

 

April 1st 2010 a Day that will for ever live on that 1 man had Sony scampering and showing how scared they truly were.
HIPHOPGUESSER(Gamer) being in HOME just shows you how Desperate Sony is to get people on HOME.
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Re: How to access Playstation 3 SAFE MODE

Apr 7, 2010
Will the "Restore PS3 system" bring you back to the original Firmware or whatever was last uploaded?
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