Discussion in 'General PS3 Discussion' started by casbarla, Mar 18, 2018. I'm starting to think the HDD is the culprit here. It wouldn't turn off so I had to cut power. Hi, i tried the PS3UPDAT.PUP (3.55 ofw) to update my PS3, (i cannot do this as frozen when i press update firmware, ie the last selection in safe mode), i follow the screen instruction press "start" + "select" to load this file, it said it doesnt match the new one, and remind to put ofw 4.78 or above and try again! I had exactly this happen to me after I restored the system to factory settings in a Hail Mary attempt to improve some system performance. Still nothing. Worked in The US Army as A Network Switching Systems Operator/Controller. Enter Safe Mode and select [Restore PS3 System]. 59 satisfied customers. The OS was never designed to support that and causes all kinds of hell. Seagate Barracuda. Just a guess but it sounds like your PS3 is having trouble loading/accessing the 1TB drive, and might be repeatedly retrying to access the disk before finally booting into safe mode. I'll try one last system restore before asking Amazon for a replacement drive. I'm not sure where this information comes from(?) Perhaps the drive is failing, or the PS3 doesn't like this particular brand/model drive? It strongly suggests that the PS3 itself is throttling data transfer throughput, with only the faster seek times having any kind of impact on the results. Apparently I need to use a Sony controller (using a third party one) but I don't have one with me right now. It’s covered under warranty still? (Part 10), Splinter Cell Chaos Theory HD (PS3) vs. PS2 Version, The PlayStation 3 controller can't be charged with Samsung or Apple USB adapters, January 2021 Game of the Month - El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron. Perhaps the drive is failing, or the PS3 doesn't like this particular brand/model drive? ... For me putting the HDD back in … been waiting for over 30 minutes now. Can you blank out your HDD and allow your PS3 to format it in safe mode? It never came back up despite the TV picking up some kind of 480p signal. Isn’t there also another mode accessible by holding the eject and power button at the same time? For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Long story short, I'm selling my PS3 and was going through Safe Mode to restore the PS3 to default settings. Touch and hold the Power button (do not remove your finger from the button). Yep, I think Amazon might have sent me a dud drive. This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards. I've seen that other people have had the same issue and were forced to format their PS3's HDD. Turn off your PS3. I ve looked all around online, and they all stop at 4.65. PlayStation 3 - Online and PlayStation Store, Having Problem with a digital game I on my main account, What are you currently playing? Sony did an excellent job with the PS3 Recovery Menu. In Safe mode boot loop, the console is unable to boot into normal mode mainly because it is unable to read necessary firmware files that are used during boot time, but it is different from the infinite boot loop. That the old drive prompted you for reformatting right away tells you everything, actually. Gave it a shot out of curiosity: "Cannot start. Then to get ready for action I opened the HDD port on the PS3 and unscrewed the blue screw with a Phillips head screwdriver. If it is a dud drive, it'll be my first ever d.o.a. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Alternatively try holding the eject & power button. Hold the button down until you hear 3 beeps. I actually meant to order the Firecuda (. If an existing problem does not reappear when you start in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and basic … Actually what I did to sort the issue was to connect the HDMI into another HDMI slot and then although I still had the black screen I could at least hear the clicking sound when moving the controller left and right. I wanted to play Metal Slug 3 with a friend so I tried hooking it up after charging it for a while. Whoops. To access this mode, follow the below procedure: Turn off your Playstation 3 (the red LED is still turned on). I reinstalled my old HDD (which turns out is only 120GB :/). Do safe mode, reset the system. Hold the button til it beeps 1 then 2 times the letgo when it asks for you to hit the ps button do it and your in safe mode. That’s a shocker. How can I find out how many GBs my PS3 has? If your PS3 is frozen, you can … PS3 stuck with black screen in safe mode. Here's hoping... Another error popped up. Other Types of Safe Mode As mentioned above, Safe Mode is usually the term for starting any program in a mode that uses default settings, for the purpose of diagnosing what could be causing problems. Should I just pull the power plug or is that bad for it? My other controller was still working fine. Want people to not like you? You must log in or register to reply here. You will have to buy a new HDD. The tools it provides will give you the ability to fix corrupt system files, upgrade your firmware, restore the HD database and much more. Out of curiosity have you tried booting into safe mode without any hard drive inserted? I put my ps3 into safe mode to get it to work with my HDMI chord on my tv, and now it s stuck in demonstration mode on 4.70. It doesnt matter if reinstall the software, if you don’t have money for a hard drive or you don’t wanna wait. Stack Exchange network consists of 177 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers. I had to update the drive to 4.84, but shockingly my data was retained just fine! but I dont think its correct. Ah, so sectors do apply to them too. Plot twist! Know when to use safe mode. You just need to have a working logic board ,just put a BD Drive from another PS3 and power on ps3 let it update you will not see that error but when you start a game or homebrew it will go blackscreen then you can do PS3Xploit Dumper,Writer if its CFW Compatible do the flash writer then reboot and install any 4.85 noBD of below and follow my thread on how to remarry blueray drive so you … It is a powerful … 1) Keep contacting Sony until you find someone that acknowledges the mistake and recognizes that they're responsible for disabling the mode. What does this mean? I actually meant to order the Firecuda (w/the small SSD cache) to match my PS4. Then I followed the instructions on how to reset the resolution and the issue was solved. Push and hold the power button. Active 4 years, 10 months ago. Since you cannot use the Play Station in normal mode because a black screen is shown, you can try booting the PS4 in Safe Mode and once we are in, we can change the resolution. ... From The ColecoVision to PS3's and XBOX 360's I have been using and repairing game systems for many years! While you do that, unplug the power chord, plug it back in... should work now? Ah thats what I expected it would say, but I just wanted to narrow down if your issue was with the PS3 console or the hard drive since you mentioned safe mode wasn't even loading. On the Disk/Partition Backup window, select the PS4 hard drive, and you can edit a plan name and … … So i tried to put my ps3 in safe mode to reset it, i clicked option 5 to reset it, and now it says system software cannot be run correctly, so my question is how can i get out of this, my drive isnt corrupt or anything i can run it out of safe mode fine but now its just stuck in safe mode, how do i get out? When you activate safe mode, you narrow down the reason why Android crashes or why Android runs slowly. Safe mode files are actually stored on the system storage, so if there's a drive present it will always look there for them. I tried this once, look online for exact directions. Anyway sold the PS3, although I didn't get much for it, it's better than being stored in my garage and never being used again. I've upgraded several PS3 and PS4 HDDs over the years for myself, friends, and work. At the very least it should get you into safe mode? If corrupt data is the problem, you can restore the PS3's file system through Safe Mode and correct any damaged data. I read that putting the console into Safe … I put my PS3 in safe to restore the file system (not reading all discs properly) but I can't get past the screen where it says to plug in a controller. IFixIt.com recommended this drive for PlayStation 3 HDDs: I've used a 1TB HDD in my PS3 for years without problem, a Seagate Samsung ST1000LM024. The appropriate system storage was not found.". Curiosity: when you're talking about Safe Mode not loading, you're doing the hold power for the third beep, then hold power for the double beep and it asks you to plug in a controller, right? The OS was never designed to support that and causes all kinds of hell. Redirecting to https://zh.ifixit.com/Answers/View/37890/Older+PS3+stuck+updating+and+can't+go+into+safe+mode.. HDD (not bad seeing how many I've ordered in my life lol). Would the 320gb HDD not work if you put it back in? Speak the truth. Defrag the system as well. Activating Safe Mode on PlayStation®3 Turn off the PlayStation®3 by holding the Power button on the front of the unit till the Power light is red. https://www.backblaze.com/blog/best-hard-drive-q4-2014/, https://www.backblaze.com/blog/2018-hard-drive-failure-rates/, https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-ps3-hard-drive-upgrade-guide?page=3, https://www.gamespot.com/articles/how-to-change-the-new-super-slim-ps3-hard-drive/1100-6396942/, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?reviews=all&Item=N82E16822145881, https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001R4BBLU/ref=ppx_yo_mob_b_pre_ship_o0_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1, https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-ssd-halves-gt5-loading-times. I then couldn't get off that screen and couldn't go back to the main Safe Mode options. As expected when it started again I had the file system corrupted message but this time, PS3 could not repair and notified me formatting is my only option. I've seen other people complain about it, too, as though 500GB is the biggest drive you should use in a PS3 without their being issues. If the PlayStation®3 system freezes or freezes while on the XMB screen: Enter Safe Mode and select [Restore File System]. Thank you to all your responses (same goes for everyone else). Beats sending it back to sony for $80 bucks. To get into safe mode take out the drive and power on th ps3. Stuck in safe mode “preparing” message. By starting up the system in safe mode then executing a menu option, you may be able to eliminate the … We want to create an inspiring environment for our members and have defined a set of guidelines. So I got a new PS4 controller. The words "Safe Mode" appear in the corners of the display to identify which Windows mode you are using. Seagate Barracuda. Safe Mode is present in almost every console or computer to enable the user to perform advanced diagnostics and help in upgrading firmware, resetting databases etc. This video will show you how to use the Safe Mode menu on your PS3 system. Yep, I think Amazon might have sent me a dud drive. Just a guess but it sounds like your PS3 is having trouble loading/accessing the 1TB drive, and might be repeatedly retrying to access the disk before finally booting into safe mode. Just have any High USB storage device. 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). Your PS3 starts up but the XMB menu doesn't come up (you only see the wave screen,... 2. I actually meant to order the Firecuda (w/the small SSD cache) to match my PS4. You can enter Safe Mode by shutting down the PS3, then starting it up by pressing and holding the power button for 10 seconds until you hear three beeps. The PS3 Recovery Menu or, "PS3 Safe Mode" as it is called by Sony, was introduced with the Firmware 2.50 upgrade and can be a powerful tool when you are having various difficulties with your console. If you succeeded in activating Safe Mode, you will see a message on screen saying, “Connect the controller using a USB cable and then press the PS button”. At least I don't have to redownload all those games. I read that it's the PS3's CFW preventing the update, but now the PS3 is stuck in an update loop and there's no way to cancel it or go to safe mode. [Restore File System] will attempt to repair any damaged files on the internal hard drive that may be causing problems. You're browsing the GameFAQs Message Boards as a guest. None of the PS4 booting options disable it, and much like with the PS3, it is likely enabled and disabled via an external file launched via a USB stick. If you're not even getting to, Purely anecdotal but i've not had the best luck with Seagate drives, and their drive reliabily stats are not good:-. ... 3. It wont … However, ordering a non-4k sector HDD seems to be somewhat challenging these days, unless I'm mistaking the specs of the 500GB HDDs currently available on the market. Start a new thread to share your experiences with like-minded people. Safe mode is a troubleshooting option for Windows that starts your computer in a limited state. I should have done my research. Privacy PolicyCookie SettingsDo Not Sell My InformationReport Ad. My only concern with an SSD is the garbage collection, but I believe most SSDs have an onboard solution now. There are no more warranty to ps3. I'd like to avoid that and get the PS3 running OFW. 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