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An error has occured

Postby alanwaston » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:27 am

Hello, I was using my PS3, watching Netflix and the screen went funny and froze, so I switched it off and back on again, and now I just have a red screen that says 'a serious error has occurred. Contact technical support for assistance' and I can't get off of this screen either, what do I do?
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Re: An error has occured

Postby rangeraragorn » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:15 am

Can you access recovery mode?

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


Supported Features of 2.50 Recovery Mode
The current Recovery Menu supports:

Restart System:
Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.

Restore Default Settings:
Reset all system settings back to default.

Restore File System:
Checks for corrupt/missing system files.

Rebuild Database:
Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.

Restore PS3 System:
Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.

System Update:
Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System

I would start by selecting "Restore File System". It will just check for corrupt or missing files. If that doesn't work, you may need to select a more drastic option in the menu.
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