Step 2 - Touch and hold the power button, you will hear the first beep, meaning the playstation 3 is powering on.Continue to hold the power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep, indicating the video reset.Your Play Station 3 is not connected to the internet? You can download and transfer the update file (PS3UPDAT.PUP) using a compatible storage device such as Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, a USB key (FAT32) or PSP.This is similar to the later Play Station 4 console which also has two APIs, the low level GNM and the higher level GNMX.
The Play Station 3 uses the Xross Media Bar (XMB) as its graphical user interface, which is also used in the Play Station Portable (PSP) handheld console, a variety of Sony BRAVIA HDTVs, Blu-ray disc players and many more Sony products.
I've tried pulling out the hard drive and trying to get to safe mode and doing the same and trying to get the update to initialize, but I still get the error code.
And now, I'm in the process of formatting the hard drive to fat32 on my pc and will throw it back in and repeat the safe mode attempts, etc.
Continue to hold the power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep for video reset.
Continue to hold the power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a quick double beep. if you succeeded in activating the safe mode, you will see a message on the screen saying 'connect the controller using a USB cable and then press the PS button.' Step 4 - Perform the safe mode options in the following order until one of the options works for you. and then when I turn it off, it won't unless I force shut it down (hold down the power button for 10 sec) how long have you had your ps3 and which one is it?