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Ps3 40 GB upgraded to 160 GB but it won't work

When i turn it on it says the system software cannot be run correctly. press the PS button to try to restart the system. if the system cannot be resarted, you must reinstall the system software. i press the button it comes back on and the same screen pops up.

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  • Aullador Oct 22, 2008

    The same here, only with a 400gb HD...

  • Anonymous Nov 01, 2008

    Ditto

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You may want to try using a hard drive partitioning software (Paragon) to install a FAT32 partition on the HDD and insert it back into your system. I have read that some large capacity new drives are not recognized by the PS3.

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Yes very common problem with this harddrive..you must upgrade to a 60gbSATA

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