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PS3 Wont Format

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April 7, 2013 8:49:49 PM

i have been trying to reinstall the software after getting the "The system software cannot be run correctly. Pless the PS button to try to restart the system. If the system can not be restarted the system patition of the system storage must be reformated and you must reinstall the system software. connect storage media that contains update data of version 4.20 or later. Then press START and SELECT buttons at the same time. " but it keeps saying "an error occurred during the format operation. (8002F271)" any help??"

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April 8, 2013 6:06:47 AM

I'd try installing the drive in a PC and run diagnostic software on it. I don't know if it's a new drive or not, but even new drives can be defective.
April 8, 2013 7:08:09 PM

Hawkeye22 said:
I'd try installing the drive in a PC and run diagnostic software on it. I don't know if it's a new drive or not, but even new drives can be defective.


I actually just bought an entirely new hard drive so I am going to install the firmware then hope that works for it
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