Urgent! Ps3 Reformat

King007

Standard Member
Hi

People,

Hope you fellow techies will help me. What it is since Ive had the PS3, Ive installed some games and also used the net etc.

But what it is I want to format the PS3 so its back like it was when I first got it. So I want to clear everything so the system is as new.

What should I do?

I thought to format it, using the options however should I do a quick format or a FULL format

Just that the full takes 3 hours but would this cause any problems once it is done i.e. unable to access normal PS3 functions

Your replies will be much much appreciated.

Thanks
 

Indiana Jones

Moderator
All the format does mate is wipe everything you have done to it since you first turned it on, it wont wipe the PS3 OS :rolleyes:
 

King007

Standard Member
lol Oh Ok..So I will do the FULL format, and that should reset everything?

Just that was worried, Why there were 2 options lol...
 

Indiana Jones

Moderator
The same reason there are two options on a PC when you wipe a DVD-RW, one method will only do a quick wipe but with the right software you might be able to get the files back and the more complete format will 100% remove everything.
 

King007

Standard Member
:thumbsup: Thanks u very very much mate!

Took your advice and is now on a full format :thumbsup:

Im sure it will do the job and nothing else will be needed lol

Once again thanks a lot!
 

MattZani

Banned
you will have to download the games again, but not pay again.
 

Indiana Jones

Moderator
you will have to download the games again, but not pay again.

Or you could just back everything up before you do the format.
 

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