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Ps3 updates causing disk error

Hi there. last week i was installing latest update on ps3 i left the ps3 to it and went out , when i came back it was saying internet connection was interrupted. Now ps3 will start up ( if I leave it long enough ) for just a few min's then freeze and the screen becomes blockey and pixilated . I have contacted sony and they looked at it on-line and decided that it is a disk error and there is nothing I can do except swap it with Sony for another machine. I am reluctant to do this as I have a 60gb machine that plays ps2&1 games. Someone mentioned if I pop the hard drive into another ps3 it will re-format my H/D and this may work I'm not so sure what do you think ?

Thank you Michael

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  • michael_jaki Nov 19, 2008

    cheers megadeth I shall look into that

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Poppin it into another machine will do nothing. its the drive thats bad, not the machine.
U can buy another drive if u wish as they are not that expensive and worth it and u will still play ps2 games on it as the HD has nothing to do with backwards compatibilty.

u can buy a 160 gig drive for around $100 sometimes less and in ur ps3 manual it tells u how to replace it.

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  • Jean Leblanc Nov 19, 2008

    No problem, and so u know, a HD is basically a big *** memory card, and as far as i know, if u send it to sony for repairs, chances are good they just send a a diff machine thats refurbished, so u may lose backwards compatibilty.And u have to remove ur hard drive before sending it in for repairs, check ur manual.

    Replacement HD is somewhat simple enough and i would immagine u could do it in under 30 mins.
    Good luck.
    In case ur wonderin, PS3's use SEAGATE hard drives, but any hard drive should do it.


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This error code relates to an update error either the update didnt complete or it was a bad update.

If you have any warranty left on your ps3 then please dont mess about with it just take it back to where you brought it from and get it exchanged for a new one.

Below is a couple of ideas that people have used to solve this problem now the first solution i can advise you to do as it dont require you to remove any parts and does usually solve the problem, i have solved the problem that way a couple of times on peoples ps3 and it works say 8 out of 10 of the times so you can give that a try just goto the ps3 official website for your country and then you can download the updates and try a full update.

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This is the second way but dont try this untill you have tried the first way several times the update may not take so you need to keep trying until it does take only do the next option as a last resort but it will format the hard drive meaning you lose everything saved on it and this isnt an advisable coarse of action.

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