ps3 system can't launch after hard drive format

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  1. mrissaoussama
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    mrissaoussama Hiuhbi32

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    yesterday i got a black screen after i run multiman (not game just the app).so i thought of formatting the hard drive from my pc, but after i opened it and press the PS button, i get a system can't launch correctly error.
    i still can get to the safe mode, i thought about updating the cfw, is that correct?
    i have a slim ps3 and the error screen says i have to update to 4.75 or higher
     
  2. KiiWii

    KiiWii GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Formatting the HDD is a terrible idea. Half the firmware is on the HDD the other half on the NAND/NOR.

    You basically need to reinstall the C/FW you were on back to the HDD before you can use it again, however it looks like you were on a higher version that 3.55 (naturally) so good luck with that.... Probably going to need a flasher, but perhaps there are newer techniques?

    Head over to PS3HAX and search the forum for answers: much more likely to find a fix, I haven't been into PS3 for a while so I cannot assist more here.
     
  3. PattyFatty

    PattyFatty Advanced Member

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    Google around for 999 Downgrade firmwares.
    Make sure you read up on how to use them.
     
  4. kevin corms

    kevin corms Advanced Member

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    Do you have the pup file for the firmware you were on? If so just install it from usb. If it's a slim model the right usb port works best. You can probably download some other cfw pup and use that instead. I've been through this before, sometimes the ps3 was a little fussy about the usb stick but it eventually worked.
    Don't try any downgrades or anything like that, make sure you don't have a game in the system and the system is offline (terrible first advice guys)
     
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  5. Zero72463

    Zero72463 GBAtemp Maniac

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    Just update it to CFW above 4.75 then use the 999 downgrader as stated above.
     
  6. kevin corms

    kevin corms Advanced Member

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    Why would he downgrade?
     
  7. Zero72463

    Zero72463 GBAtemp Maniac

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    He obviously messed something up. Better to restart then to leave it.