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So, today the office Playstation has apparently died...Yes, our office has a PS3...4 interns walked forth to my office with sullen faces and the "bricked" box was placed on my desk.

I replaced the HD with a Scorpio Black 7200 that we had in "stock" and I'm experiencing a couple issues so, I asked them to explain what actually happened.

Just some background, we (myself and the other admin) waited in the frigid damned November NY weather for this Playstation and our only office purpose is to play PS1/PS2 and of course PS3 games but, the hardware for backwards compatibility is absolutely necessary...I gotta fix it.

From what I understand (they're quite heartbroken), they did an update VIA a USB because PSN wouldn't actually recognize the connection...It got about 70% through the update, skipped to 100% and restarted then, a permanent loop occurred.

So I replaced the HD and it's most definitely revving up however, nothing actually happens what-so-ever on the new HD and the old HD just permanently cycles the same screen.

Unfortunately, for the sake of my sanity, I need to get this running ASAP.

Is there an easy way to fix this/find the original OS (My understanding is that the first releases, the OS was stored on the HD...This would be my situation) and get this rolling or, do I have to send it in and pay the 150$ to have the same Playstation returned to me?

Thanks guys!
post #2 of 10
hold the power button until it beeps 3 times and it should totally reset the ps3 to factory settings

that would basically mean your resetting cmos lol
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I don't know if any of the new firmwares disabled it or not, but there was a recovery menu discovered on these things a long time ago.
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Holding the power button does not work...It resets but, I get no screen.

HDMI isn't putting a signal through anymore, either.

And on the old HD, it just continually cycles after I do that...

~ I was initially told a while ago when we bought the PS3 that the OS was actually on the HD's themselves, because of the "dual boot" option...However, obviously, that was never used...

Now that I have a new HD in there, perhaps I actually need the OS? ~ Is there anywhere to find it?

Thanks again guys.
post #5 of 10
No, the OS Is not on the HDD. It is on the PS3 itself. And, unfortunately, there is NO way to access a PS3 encrypted HDD with a computer... Unless tou have the $10.000 Sont tools...
    
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Since it is a backwards compatible PS3 there is no part of the OS stored on the HDD. Try accessing the Recovery Menu and reflashing the firmware.

How to Access Playstation Recovery Menu
1. Turn off Playstation®3.
2. Hold The power button down; The system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be promted to plug in your controller via usb and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.
post #7 of 10
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Holding the power button does not work...It resets but, I get no screen.

HDMI isn't putting a signal through anymore, either.

And on the old HD, it just continually cycles after I do that...

~ I was initially told a while ago when we bought the PS3 that the OS was actually on the HD's themselves, because of the "dual boot" option...However, obviously, that was never used...

Now that I have a new HD in there, perhaps I actually need the OS? ~ Is there anywhere to find it?

Thanks again guys.
When you do a reset it turns back to standard definition. Hopefully that will help, so you can see if the reset worked.
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Heres how to get into recovery mode

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then go to restore ps3 system
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Go download the latest OFW (3.70 I think), put it on a USB drive. Get to the recovery menu like the video shown, then update the FW (unless you need Linux or homebrew).
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