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PS3 Problems - Hard Disk Corruption

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Finally there is a fix for this, You used to have to send the ps3 to sony and all your hard work on your games was wiped clean,

Not anymore, the safest way to fix it and keep all your files in-tact is to use an expert repair guide.

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my ps3 will not play no games or dvds


If you have warranty with your PS3 you can send it to Sony so they can fix it. If you don't have warranty anymore then they will charge you $150 (that's a 150 dollars or some people said it was more pending on the different problems) for the repair of your PS3. Either way it can take up to 6 weeks before they send your PS3 back. Also note they wipe your hard drive contents!
Speaking of which you might try just this: reformatting your PS3 hard drive!
But if that doesn't work and you're not ready to pay that amount I suggest you use a guide that let's you repair your PS3 by yourself without the need of opening it. Such a guide fixes stuff like Yellow/Red/Green Light of Death (is your PS3 having one of those lights?) as they call it and other common problems with PS3 consoles (error codes, black screen, disk errors, error codes). Click here to read about this do it yourself guide.

May 16, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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hi my ps3 wont read games anymore can u help also if i restored the whole ps3 system would my trophy collection get wiped off?


Do not restore the system, it does nothing for your problem.

This is the 2nd most common problem with PS3's. This isn't a bad problem. Your laser/lens will need to be replaced. Do you see the time clock in the top right corner going around and around? If so, you are just having laser/lens problems. If you do not see the time icon spinning when you insert a disc, your PS3's Blu Ray drive controller board has gone bad and you will need to send it to Sony and not a

3rd party technician. Certain problems are only repairable by Sony. Good luck.

Jan 22, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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my PS3 does not run the game vedio


1) Restart your PlayStation 3.

2) Check for any loose cables. If so, put them back in and start your ps3 again.

3) Put out your hard drive and put it back in again.

4) Delete all your saved games and install files. Delete everything that has to do with your games.

Nothing worked? Oh.. what a shame isn't it? It always has to be on the hard way to fix your PS3 not reading games problem.. Let's check out the last 2 options you have.

You could send your console back to Sony. This might sound like a good idea to let them fix your PS3 problem, but take a look at this. They first have to send you a shipping box - takes 1 week. Then you have to send it back, that's 1 week also, then there's the repair phase, takes 2 weeks. And after that they will send it back to you again, that's 5 weeks you have to wait!! Also, if you don't have your warranty anymore, you will have to pay $150 for the repair. Quite expensive for a small fix like this.

Jul 28, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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unable to turn console on. Red light flashing


Hello,

The blinking red light usually indicates hardware failure. If your Ps3 is still under warranty you should contact sony have them send you a box with free postage and send them your console. They will locate and fix the problem for you.

If your console is not under warranty anymore there are a few things you can try.

First remove the hard drive and try booting up your console. If it says no drive found shut the console down and put the hard drive back into place. If it works after that then the issue was just a drive error which is now corrected. If the light is blinking again then the drive itself is bad.

Second turn the ps3 off for 60 seconds by using the switch on the back. Now hold down the eject button and turn the power switch back on while your still holding the eject button. This can help with overheating issues.

If these simple fixes dont resolve the problem then you will need to contact sony and ask about repair cost's. As fixing it yourself would require experience in working on gaming consoles.

Jan 16, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 won't read the games or DVD's. Is the hard drive frozen or broken? My Son is very diappointed that he will lose all his game history? Can anyone help?


if the ps3 wont read DISC games the BD drive in the ps3 is bad and needs to be replaced. I would suggest you call Sony and have them replace the drive if the ps3 is still under warranty.

since the BD discs are read only and nothing is stored on them like game saves, your son wont lose any saves he has becasue they are stored on the ps3 hard drive.

i would suggest if you do send the console to sony i would back up the contents of the drive just incase they decide to wipe it clean.

you can perform a backup from the setting menus on the ps3.

May 31, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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