You first need to wait until tomorrow once sony uploads the fixed firmware to the playstation website. Once they do you will need to bring up safe mode on your ps3 and re-install the firmware by selecting option 6.
Do not do a file system restore it will fail!!!! You will be foreced to reformat your system. If you call sony they will tell you to do this so dont bother it does not work. So just wait until tomorrow and re-install the firmware fix.
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You may be doing it wrong. You need to make sure the ps3 is in stand by mode with a red light showing >> hold down the power button until it goes back into stand by mode again >> Then hold the button down untill you hear two rapid beep sounds and let go
what about my case? what do i do when my ps3 and the HDD WON'T go to safe mode?
http://youtu.be/iCsCQ6vWX4U <~~~~~ video of my ps3 not booting up... and the flashy ps3 controller not connecting to console... what about this?