Just bricked my ps3.

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  • ratso 18 Apr 2007 18:43:09 1,008 posts
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    heres what happened:

    i had linux installed but to get rid of it i attempted a full hdd reformat. (from the ps3 front end, of course)

    3 hours later reformat was complete.

    to make sure linux was gone, i decided to try to restart in other os mode.

    to my surprise, the initial linux loading screen appeared (2 penguins) but then it stopped and failed to load.

    i switched off the ps3 and when i started again only a black screen appeared.

    Tried this a few times with diff av cables, no joy.

    Seems dead because the controller wont sync with the machine either.

    not too bothered, il just bring it back to GAME. Glad i didnt get a n import now!
  • Deleted user 18 April 2007 18:44:32
    And what do you expect Game to do?
  • ratso 18 Apr 2007 18:47:18 1,008 posts
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    give me another one, obviously ?

    Edited by ratso at 18:47:50 18-04-2007
  • mrpon 18 Apr 2007 18:48:08 27,644 posts
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    I laughed so hard I nearly choked then!

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Pirotic Moderator 18 Apr 2007 18:48:49 20,646 posts
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    Isn't the playstation OS in the bios still, if you take out the hdd it should boot back up into the regular OS I assume.
  • Azazel 18 Apr 2007 18:49:17 720 posts
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    oh noes :(
  • Sid-Nice 18 Apr 2007 18:49:38 15,810 posts
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    I'll give you 2 Penguins and a Kit Kat for it.

    NNID Sid-Nice

  • Deleted user 18 April 2007 18:50:10
    Why should Game give you another one?
  • JYM60 18 Apr 2007 18:50:33 16,755 posts
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    jonestm wrote:
    Why should Game give you another one?

    Cause Game suck.

    [8/10] http://www.youtube.com/lllBetterThanHalolll

  • JYM60 18 Apr 2007 18:51:05 16,755 posts
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    Why did you want rid of linux anyway?

    Does it not screw your waranty?

    [8/10] http://www.youtube.com/lllBetterThanHalolll

  • speedtrax 18 Apr 2007 18:54:07 118 posts
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    Post deleted at 18:57:38 18-04-2007
  • ratso 18 Apr 2007 18:54:24 1,008 posts
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    Pirotic wrote:
    Isn't the playstation OS in the bios still, if you take out the hdd it should boot back up into the regular OS I assume.

    yeah thats what i thought,

    what kind of shit full format is that ? linux stays on the hdd (parts of it, at least) as well as all my user name info. 3 hours??

    was actually bringing the ps3 back because it has the loud fan problem. tried to clear everything and this happens.

    this is probably an easier problem of the staff to recognise though

    Edited by ratso at 18:55:14 18-04-2007
  • Xerx3s 18 Apr 2007 18:59:19 23,944 posts
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    ratso wrote:
    Pirotic wrote:
    Isn't the playstation OS in the bios still, if you take out the hdd it should boot back up into the regular OS I assume.

    yeah thats what i thought,

    what kind of shit full format is that ? linux stays on the hdd (parts of it, at least) as well as all my user name info. 3 hours??

    was actually bringing the ps3 back because it has the loud fan problem. tried to clear everything and this happens.

    this is probably an easier problem of the staff to recognise though

    Edited by ratso at 18:55:14 18-04-2007

    Maybe the two things are linked.
  • urban 18 Apr 2007 19:01:36 10,892 posts
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    DO NOT WORRY i've done this twice.

    when turning on the console instead of letting go of the power sensor, hold it down untill the console beeps, it'll then boot into the gameOS instead of trying to boot linux.

    it's not bricked.

    the gameOS saves very little on the HDD it's all firmware flash memory.

    salutes to whoever calmed me down in my thread like this.

    Edited by urban at 19:02:47 18-04-2007
  • Jonsend 18 Apr 2007 19:02:34 699 posts
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    Hold the power button for a few secs.
    Edit - beaten.

    Edited by Jonsend at 19:03:04 18-04-2007
  • urban 18 Apr 2007 19:03:23 10,892 posts
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    Jonsend wrote:
    Hold the power button for a few secs.

    the key part is that the console is off when you hold the power button down, if it's already powered up and you hold it down all that will do is restart it on the current OS.
  • JediMasterMalik 18 Apr 2007 19:04:27 11,826 posts
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    Congratulations?
  • Stormflood 18 Apr 2007 19:49:11 2,263 posts
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    Yup, just keep holding power button. I bricked mine too. You lose a few settings, but the core OS is untouchable.
  • valli 18 Apr 2007 22:09:40 14,114 posts
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    Stop calling it a brick then.

    "ZOMG, I just bricked my email inbox!"
  • Xerx3s 18 Apr 2007 22:28:55 23,944 posts
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    JediMasterMalik wrote:
    Congratulations?

    SONY HELPDESC EMPLOYEE'S IN DISTRESS!!! (now they might actually have to work after months of rest). ;p
  • BartonFink 18 Apr 2007 22:31:31 34,777 posts
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    Nah they laid them all off ;)
  • Carlo 18 Apr 2007 22:32:30 17,913 posts
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    /stalls his car

    OMG! HELP! I JUST BRICKED MY YARIS!!!!!111!!210923498fkjl!80u!

    PSN ID: Djini

  • Deleted user 18 April 2007 22:38:03
    /ends universe

    ..

    /holds down power button

    ..

    /waits


    ..






    ...


    YOUR ADVICE IS MEANINGLESS

    /returns Universe to supplier
  • Carlo 18 Apr 2007 22:47:48 17,913 posts
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    /waits for deem's "I snapped my banjo string / OMG I BROKE MY PENIS!" post

    PSN ID: Djini

  • Xerx3s 18 Apr 2007 22:56:08 23,944 posts
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    Gremmi wrote:
    /ends universe

    ..

    /holds down power button

    ..

    /waits


    ..






    ...


    YOUR ADVICE IS MEANINGLESS

    /returns Universe to supplier

    I hear the breakdown numbers are gigantic. It seems that the darn thing only lasts about 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 years or something.
  • ratso 18 Apr 2007 23:22:58 1,008 posts
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    its all packed up now, il try the hold power button idea but its still going back because of its loud fan.

    / to lazy to open box + remove contents for nothing

    btw, mod should probably edit the thread title to avoid further controversy. "PS3 problem" should do nicely

    Edited by ratso at 23:26:34 18-04-2007
  • morriss 18 Apr 2007 23:27:41 70,748 posts
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    If I was the shopkeeper and you said you wanted to take it back because it had a loud fan, we'd have an argument and you'd ask to speak to my boss.
  • Stormflood 18 Apr 2007 23:27:55 2,263 posts
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    valli wrote:
    Stop calling it a brick then.

    "ZOMG, I just bricked my email inbox!"

    Brick.
  • morriss 18 Apr 2007 23:29:09 70,748 posts
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    Can you brick a brick?
  • Razz 18 Apr 2007 23:30:28 59,993 posts
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    Indubitably .

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