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"can not start. correct hard disk not found" screen message

System starts, music, wavy band and then screen message. I've removed and re-seated the hard drive but did not resolve the problem. Can the hard drive be re-formated if switched out in another 80 gig PS3?

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    Same problem here.

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    ps3 instructs that it cannot start cannot find hard-drive disc

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Well you may have a bad connection at the SATA port. this happens alot cuz of the heat generated by the CELL CPU (adjacent to the SATA PORT) . either this or your harddrive has failed

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