Turn off ps3 updating validating identidy

This did seem to solve my problems, so here is the procedure per Sony CS.

I would consider this a last resort troubleshooting procedure.

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Backup on your PS3 or you may lose your game saves!

Also, this is a last resort procedure prior to exchanging/returning to sony. Power Off the PS3 via the power switch in back and power back on w/switch. Hold Power Button on the Front until you hear 3 beeps. Then go through the initial setup and then run a Format. You may need to have our AV cables ready if your using HDMI (in case HDMI isn’t detected after initial reset). Restore your backup you made prior to doing factory/hard reset (optional, if you created a backup). Jimmy Selix is an early adopter that loves to be one of the first on the block to have the latest and greatest in technology and gadgets.

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