Sony seems to have missed a big feature of the recent PlayStation 3 Firmware update (v2.50). The recovery menu can be loaded by holding down the power button, while the PS3 is switched off, for 10 seconds until you hear three beeps. The recovery menu allows you to perform various operations on the console to fix any problems you may have, this includes performing firmware updates, restoring default settings and restoring the file system. We have included a video of the features below.
PS3 Recovery menu features:
- Restart system
- Restore default settings
- Restore file system
- Rebuild database
- Restore PS3 system
- System update
The recovery menu is useful if you have happened to brick your PS3, though you can only use it if you have installed firmware v2.50.
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Okay, i turn my system onto standby with only the red button on.Then I put my hand on the startup buttun but I only hear 2 beeps and then it turns off.Then I try and do it again and it does the same thing.You said it would startup the second time and its not.Can you figure out the problem for me?
Do you have the right firmware installed?