I replaced my PS3 slim a few days ago, now my new slim already has serious problems. I was downloading a video from PSN, it gave me the option to "watch video while downloading", so I did that, and right away it gave me an error and said something about the file being corrupted. Under normal circumstances a corrupted download is not a problem, on nearly any electronics device. You simply download again, problem solved. Not so on the PS3. After this, navigation for all menu's in the PSN store and XMB was sluggish and would take forever to load. I loaded up a game and load screens would take 5 times longer than normal, and it would take 2 minutes just to save a game.
I tried turning off my PS3, but it froze. So I unplugged the power cord, restarted, and it said my hard drive is corrupted and made me "restore filesystem". I also googled this right before turning off my PS3 anyway, and it said I should go into safe mode and do the restore filesystem thing. So I restored the file system. When it got to 29 percent, it slowed down and each percentage would take at least 30 minutes, and I had to leave my PS3 on forever. It took 12 hours and at the end it didn't do anything.
I then tried rebuilding the database. It froze while "preparing" to rebuild. Had to unplug the PS3 again. When I turned it back on, it wanted to restore filesystem again. It's doing it now, stuck at 31 percent. Will probably take another 12 hours and not do anything again.
What do you guys think I should do? I think I should try returning my PS3 since I've only had it for about 3 days. I'm pretty sure rebuilding my database or even formating harddrive isn't going to do anything. There's probably something wrong with it. Also, before I downloaded that video I downloaded a game patch (Pure was the game), and the game froze on me after the patch. Can a game's patch screw up your HDD to this extent? Whatever it was, I was just doing regular, basic activities with the PS3 anyway, so whatever happened isn't my fault. Any ideas?
3 days? i would take it back and get another,sounds like that one has been dropped at some point and the HDD to a big jolt..
Maybe, but what did I say makes you think it was dropped? From googling, it seems like the PS3 "permanent slow mode" and sluggish hard drive defect is a common problem, although I've never heard of it. The solution is supposedly to "restore filesystem" or "rebuild database", and if that doesn't work, format. However, mine seems to be so screwed up and sluggish that I can't even complete these tasks.
I agree that I should probably take it back, but it's possible that simply formatting the drive will fix the problem and save me the trouble, if I can actually get the PS3 to make it to that step. Not sure if it's worth the trouble though if the HDD and/or system really is just defective. Isn't "restore filesystem" usually supposed to fix this issue? How common is this problem?
I do agree you should return it.
If you still want to try and fix it go back into safe mode and select #5 Restore ps3 system.
Note:This wipes everything and will make it like the ps3 came out of the box.
Ok, returned it today, got a new one. Now my controller is not being recognized when I turn on the system for the first time. Tells me to connect the controller to the PS3 with the USB cable, and press the PS button. I'm doing that. Nothing. Just the red lights are blinking.
What the hell? So do I have a faulty controller now? Or do I have to let the controller charge? The controller's already been in there charging for at least 15 or 20 minutes, so I don't think that's it. Any ideas? I think Sony hates me and wants me killed.
On the back of the controller you will see a little hole get a paperclip and push the reset button inside the hole.
The problem is that the controller was assigned to your old system.