I think my Ps3 is bricked...

Discussion in 'PS3 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by rayjay, Nov 30, 2012.

Nov 30, 2012
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    rayjay New Member

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    Just returned home for the weekend from Uni only to find my Ps3 doesn't work.
    Whenever I turn it on it says that the file system in the system storage is corrupted and it tries to restore it.
    When it reaches 100% it goes into this limbo state with a black screen, green power light and the controllers turn off.
    Nothing changes no matter how long I wait and when I try to turn it off and back on again it gives me the same system is corrupted message and tries to restore it again!
    Please tell me there is a way to fix this or at the least, be able to rescue my save data.
    The model is the old phat 80 gig version.
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    Ryupower Brood

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    tbgtbg Shaking the ring ropes up in the sky

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    Maybe try a new hard drive? Anyway, doesn't sound like a brick. You wouldn't get any message then.
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    I JUST had the same problem, Bad hard drive, I switched mine with my old laptop HDD and it just had to reinstall the OFW Via USB
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    Tried safe mode.
    The restart system option freezes everything when I select it.
    The Restore File System and Rebuild Database just get stuck on the "preparing" screen with no sign of it changing.
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    Format to factory settings, if that fails then its a bad hdd like i said :dry:
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    Won't that cause me to lose all my saves?
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    Yes but currently , youve lost them anyways.
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    Rizsparky Saiyan Prince

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    What happens if you try to cancel the curruption restore?
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    So, is there no way to keep my save data?
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    Yeah , if the HDD failed, then it failed you can't recover anything unless you had psn+
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    I read online that I might be able to save my data by using dd and a spare hard drive.
    Does that sound like my only option if I wanna keep my save data?

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