My PS3 won't go into Safe Mode I'm not sure what version I have of the PS3 because it was a gift a few years ago (but still in the package when I got it) but I was playing a game when the screen froze, so I left it for a good few minutse to see if it would fix on its own and when it didn't I … Firstly go on your account, Account Management, System Activation, Deactivate Game & Video. PS3 fat turns on then off I have this PS3 fat, you turn it on and then after like 12 seconds it turns off, but what's weird is that it's able to go into safe mode without shutting off, when you choose an option in safe mode, like to restore the system, it restarts so that it can do … The PS3 itself is an original 60GB model. This works with the original and slim PS3 systems. Turn on PS3 in safe mode and select Reinstall System Software. Steps vary depending on the version you own and are described below. Soo , I saw that there was no sensible guide/tutorial that can explain one to enter the PS3's Safe Mode. ( model CECHGxx down alphabetically) All you have to do is to turn your ps3 off in the front, flip the switch in the back to turn it off. If your PS3 is a CECHG model or lower then your lucky to have a feature called 'fan test'. The problem started to occur after the PS3 was updating normally and then got stuck on the install screen. The HDD has been formatted since and is still FAT32. When the PS3 boots in this mode the fan starts spinning in opposite direction and at 100% speed for a few time. You will hear the first beep. Enter Safe Mode: Press and hold the Power button. Then hold the eject disc panel in … Is reported to work for PS3 Models CECHG and newer, as shown in this table. How To Access PlayStation 3 Recovery Mode To access this mode, follow the below procedure: Turn off your Playstation 3 … So here it is - This is a guide on how to enter the Safe Mode ( a.k.a Restore Mode , Reset Mode , Self Repair Mode , etc ) on the PS3. Ultimately I tried taking out the HDD, formatting it as NTFS via a PC, putting it back in and having the console format it (which at least allowed me to go into safe mode again), then I tried to install 4.85 OFW again via USB, and now it's stuck in the loop again. As result your console will no longer respond. This guide explains how to use the PS3 fan test/self clean option. Changing to another CFW distribution can be a problem since not all CFW support the latest updates, this guide will help you installing any other CFW version on your PS3 … The recovery mode allows you to fix many issues (both for the normal and slim versions of the PS3). 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