Quick Tip: PS3 Safe Mode

Having issues with a game not reading on your PS3 or FREEZING? That’s when I thought about rebuilding my PS3′s database and it worked!

Activating Safe Mode on your PS3

  1. Turn off the PLAYSTATION 3 by holding the Power button on the front of the unit till the Power light is red.
  2. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, meaning the PLAYSTATION 3 is powering on.
  3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep, indicating the video reset.
  4. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a third beep and the system will power off (Power light is red).
  5. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, again for the PLAYSTATION 3 to power on.
  6. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep for video reset.
  7. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a quick double beep.  At that point release the Power button.
  8. If you succeeded in activating Safe Mode, you will see a message on the screen saying, “Connect the controller using a USB cable and then press the PS button.”[frame align=”center”][/frame]
  9. Connect a USB cable to the controller and the PLAYSTATION 3 and press the PS button to enter Safe Mode.
  10. You should see the Safe Mode menu.[frame align=”center”][/frame]
  11. Select Rebuild Database and follow the instructions and whatever you do, [highlight bg=”#FF0000″ color=”#000000″]DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR PS3[/highlight] while its rebuilding the database.

Don’t worry about your saved games everything is safe, the only things that gets deleted is messages, sent messages, media files, and MP3 playlist.

This should fix many problems with games. If this does not work, many times deleted game updates can fix game problems too.

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