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PS3 running very slowly in dashboard
PS3 running very slowly in dashboard –
From boot up the PS3 is running very slowly.
takes ages to -
Load lv2 patcher
load PS menu after hitting PS button in game.
Black ops loads ok, but in game there is an occasional lockup.
Never had these problems before, things have been getting slower and slower recently. I don't transfer a lot of data to/from the PS3 drive and neither do I mess about with it in any other way e.g. swapping out.
I barely play with for 2 hours a week. If it was a PC I would say defrag and Spyware scan but can do that here lol.
format the internal harddrive and install the latest multiman ( no more lv2 patcher)
Ps3 40gb->3.55Kmeaw->3TB External USB->Multiman1.17/Ps3 320gb->4.00Fw-> Only for PSN Online Play
Psp3004->6.60Pro-B8->8gb Produo2/Nintendo Wii->4.1U->Usb Gx loader2.3->320Gb Usb Hdd
Xbox 360Slim->4Gb->LT2.0 Flashed >No online / Ps2 Fat model->HDloader->120gbIDE->Network adapter plugged
Are you sure your hard drive is ok? Take backups. Remove the drive from the PS3. Attach it to your PC. Test it with HDTUNE.
Hard drive in it came direct from Sony. PS3 was replaced under warranty
Originally Posted by Bayron
If I format the drive how do I go about backing up my stored games, its been a while since I've done any transferring to or from pc/ps3 and Im confused about the fat/fat32 thing
also when playing black ops, I get lockups in game (annoying during a zombies match), another very strange thing that happens in game is that the catchphrases that the various players say and the round start/end music does not play. It plays them all at once in the middle of the round.
Before backing up your contents to format your HDD..
Try going into the Recovery menu and choose option 4. Rebuild Database.
Rebuild databases failed, said hardware was not accessible
I checked the drive with HDtune, it showed a very high value for "current pending sector", so the HD is bad.
What could have caused this, I've been using this console for less than a year now and do not do any heavy reading or writing to it.
How do I go about backing up the drive If I cannot boot the PS3 to load an FTP manager?
thanks for your quick replies guys
Did you also run a full error scan? That tests sector per sector. If you have 1 red block replace the drive. HDD's get damaged eventually even without you doing something wrong.
I mostly test HDD's with HD tune.
Current Pending Sector Count: Count of "unstable" sectors (waiting to be remapped, because of read errors). If an unstable sector is subsequently read successfully, this value is decreased and the sector is not remapped. Read errors on a sector will not remap the sector (since it might be readable later); instead, the drive firmware remembers that the sector needs to be remapped, and remaps it the next time it's written.
I would just have rebuilt the file structure from Recovery, it always worked for me
[B]CECHA01 (500GB [1TB ext.]REBUG 4.21.2(REX)/Cobra 4.30CFW(v6.0)/QA Flagged
How do I go about fitting a new HDD. If I install a fresh hdd will the PS3 automatically install the CFW that I previously had? or will it request an OFW first?
I read that the process for a new HDD install is as follows -
CFW -> OFW -> Backup -> New HDD -> Restore HDD backup -> CFW
But the problem Is I cant go to OFW from CFW with my current HDD. Its completely inaccessible now
Is there a risk in sticking in a new HDD with CFW still on the console? has anyone else done this successfully
Last edited by ocf; 09-08-2011 at 12:44 PM.