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Old 07-05-2013, 06:29 PM   #1
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My PS3 crashed, need help

So what happened is, I turned on the console only to be greeted with a message that said, "The file system on the system storage is corrupt and needs to be restored."

I agreed to do so and waited until the bar got to 100%, at which point the the TV screen just cuts to black. Then nothing. The system doesn't restart. The green light above the power button remains on but the screen is just black. When I press the power button again after nothing happens, I have to unplug the console and plug it back in.

EDIT: Okay so after the restore hit 100%, the system did reboot...only to take me back to the same error message! It's stuck on some sort of loop!

I called Sony about it and they were of virtually no help, saying I would simply have to ship it in to them and have them fix it for 100 bucks (plus tax). At this point, that's basically half of the price of a new console, maybe a tad less than half but not significantly, so I really would rather not if I didn't have to. And the PS4 won't be backwards compatible.

Has this happened to anyone else and if so were you able to fix it yourself/inexpensively?

This past Christmas made two years I've had it, so I've had it for only about 2 1/2 years. It's a Slim.
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:52 PM   #2
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It's not giving you an option to not restore?
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:27 PM   #3
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It does, but when I restore it, it just gives me the same error message when the console starts up and asks me to restore it again.
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:09 PM   #4
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If you can press circle to back out of the restore, try that. I always have to do it if I turn my PS3 off improperly.
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Yeah thats what I was getting at as well.
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I get that message frequently too, mostly when I restart my PS3 after it freezes up during a game. I usually hit O to cancel and haven't had to restore anything yet.
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:00 PM   #7
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Unfortunately I don't have the option to cancel. Looks like I'll have to ship it back to Sony.

I suspect that Update 4.46 is behind this. I got my PS3 new and I've only had it for two years. It had never had a hardware problem before but now it just-so-happens that it crashes after I downloaded that damn update (which I had no choice or else I couldn't get onto PSN). It's times like this that make me miss the gaming generations before consoles became so intimately connected with the internet so that the game makers couldn't screw with your console like this.
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my best guess is that your HDD was the main problem that corrupted the main system. You need to replace it with a new one. Toshiba HDD that was installed from Sony PS3 slim is piece of cheap crap as I read a lot from many users.

I hope you did manage to back up your game saved data & game data utility Brandyn. Otherwise, you need to redownload everything from PSN for the games that you bought and DLC if any.
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the drive has to be flashed again ......

and sometimes doing updates do more harm than good ...

like eloratings said, " I hope you did manage to back up your game saved data "

best of luck
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