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prog rocker

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Help, I tried updating my PS3 through USB, but something happened and I'm trapped in a loop: It tries installing the update, but once it reaches 61% it tells me something happened and I need to restart my PS3. Once I turn on my PS3, it tries installing the update again. Doesn't help that I can't access safe mode.

Does anybody know how to fix that?
 

FinalArcadia

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Help, I tried updating my PS3 through USB, but something happened and I'm trapped in a loop: It tries installing the update, but once it reaches 61% it tells me something happened and I need to restart my PS3. Once I turn on my PS3, it tries installing the update again. Doesn't help that I can't access safe mode.

Does anybody know how to fix that?
Is there a specific error code that shows up when the update stops installing?

This seems to be someone updating from the internet rather than USB, but the issue does sound similar and might be of some help since this person was able to get the update to finish with some steps:
Older PS3 stuck updating and can't go into safe mode

Does the PS3 do anything different if you try to restart it without the USB in it? I wonder if the update data is corrupted somehow, and if deleting it and then redownloading it to the USB would do anything. I don't know for sure though, I've never updated through the USB rather than the internet on the console, so sorry I can't be of more help.
 

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Does "removing the HDD" part mean removing the internal memory or just the USB?
 

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Does "removing the HDD" part mean removing the internal memory or just the USB?
I think that would be the internal memory, though if you're installing from the USB, I'd guess that trying by removing the USB alone might be a good place to start. If removing the USB doesn't help, maybe try with the HDD, though I'm not sure how difficult removing the HDD is and it might depend on what model of PS3 you have.

I hope you're able to get it working though!
 

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Welp, that means I better send it to repair since I do not like messing with hardware. Thanks, anyway.
 

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So...I have a PS Vita, and it works well. But just a few minutes ago, I noticed something odd. Whenever I recharge it, it always has a solid orange light. But recently the orange light started blinking and doesn't stop. My PS Vita is still recharging, so I don't understand why this is happening. Is something wrong with it?
 

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Does anyone know which Playstation Portable loads games the fastest? I'm trying to play my PSP copy of Final Fantasy 1, but whenever there's a random battle encounter, it ALWAYS takes over a minute for the scene to load! EVERY SINGLE GODDAMN TIME!!! I tried it on the PSP-1000 and that was slow, and now I bought a PSP-2000, and even the loading times on that are slow!
 

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Hello!

I've had this occasional issue with my laptop where when I boot it up, it just won't let me go to the screen to type in my password to log in. It doesn't happen every time I start up my computer, but it happened again today when I went to get on my computer. Force restarting solves the issue, but it's a little annoying to have to do so when I'm just trying to get on my computer. It's worth noting that it only pops up when a message along the lines of "Say 'Hey Cortana, remind me to post on Bulbagarden about my tech issue,'" or something similar, but I don't actually use Cortana.

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It's a little bit of a minor issue, but a little bit of an inconvenience nevertheless, so if I can somehow get it solved, I'd certainly appreciate it! ♥
 

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@Felly Can you try turning the following to off? (where the red arrow is)

 
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