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YoungR3B3L
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Posted 30 June 2014 - 03:32 AM Edited by YoungR3B3L, 30 June 2014 - 03:35 AM.

Hi guys. So about 4 hours ago I was playing BF3 when it froze. As I got up to reset it, I tripped on a weight and smacked the ps3 really hard while resetting it. 

I smacked it just below where the CD region is, above the power button. Its a super slim model with the disk slider.

 

I booted it up because I got worried but it booted up well. I tried to open up BF3 just in case but it stayed on loading and was longer than usual when a notification came up saying the system was overheating. It was the first time seeing this and I ignored it until my ps3 shut off on its own.

This is weird because my system is only 2 months old but I bought it used from amazon because I'm poorfag. I have never seen this notification before.

 

Then this worried me even more and I booted it up again but the login screen didnt show up although the wave animation still flowed.

I resetted it again but this time it started up with a LOUD whirring noise as if a fan.

It sounded almost exactly like my mate's 1st gen ps3 console's fan.

 

I got worried and frantically pressed the reset button but it didn't work so I pressed the fuse button to power it off.

 

However when I booted, the grinding whirring sound disappeared and I was greeted by my ps3 saying its file system is corrupt and needs to rebuild database.

 

I had no choice but to press ok and it has been 3 hours like this. At first it loaded up fine and then it got stuck at 20%. 3 hours later it SLOWLY went up to 30%. 

Its 5 am here and I am so sad about this. I'm thinking of sleeping and leaving it on.

 

Should I reset it by now? I'm worried if my HDD failed. Hopefully its just the fans right? Because the overheating came up after I accidentally smacked it. But if it was the hard drive it would have YLOD'd right? Or I wouldn't be able to access the restore options. Advice please :(

 

P.S just checked it now. Its 32% rebuilding databases. Should I be resetting it or just let it go on overnight?


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 04:18 AM

I don't have a PS3 (and probably never will), but it would be wise to check if the fan grills are not covered in dust, if the PS3 is resting over a table or in an open space (enclosed cabinets and rugs/carpets are a big NO as suitable places for a PC, let alone a modern videogame console) and finally if the HDD or the fans themselves didn't suffer some damage after you accidentally smacked it.

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 08:17 PM

I'm still trying to find out whats been damaged if there is any. I've had it for 2 months and I bought it used so I'm not sure if I can claim warranty out of the US either.

 

There was a loud whirring sound which sounded exactly like a fan before I reset it but it could be the HDD for all I know. But the HDD seems to be a bit functional because it boots up and no YLOD and I could access safe mode. 

 

Trying system restore doesn't work as it gets stuck on the "Preparing.. please wait" and rebuilding database gets it stuck at 20%. It moves but like only literally 2% each hour. It turned off on its own when I let it go overnight and I'm not sure if it completed on its own and was repeating itself or my system shut itself down and cutting off the rebuilding process.


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:39 PM

Let it cool off and check if there's no dust on the fan grills. I'd also check if it's still covered by a warranty somehow, and if it isn't then I guess it wouldn't be a problem if you open it up and see if everything's clean and in its place.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 04:06 PM

nvm I formatted the PS3 HDD and its working fine now. Sucks that I have to start over again and redownload my games though. Weird thing is that the fans seem to be okay although I haven't opened it up myself. No overheating or weird sounds when I play. But my hard drive clicks twice instead of once when my CD is read. Weird. But my PS3 miracly works fine and I've been playing nonstop ever since :)

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:04 PM

Well, let's hope it stays that way. :)
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Posted 03 July 2014 - 01:22 AM

Hopefully.    :^:

 

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