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I have a ps3 80gb playstation 3 console,I want to upgrade my hardrive to 750gb,the problem is that I'm living in a small city in Russia,my parents they live in the U.S.if my parents ship to me the ps3...


Yes you should beable to go to playstation website and find the update for the dashboard. Then you download that on to a memory stick and when you put the new hard drive in you will pur the memory stick in the ps3 and it will format the hard drive. Hope this helps.

Nov 23, 2010 | Video Game Consoles

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When i turn on my Ps3, i get a blue sparkly screen,nothing else.


I had a simular problem!
If the problem your having is caused by the same thing mine was then this is how to fix it ...
1. Buy a External case like this one.. http://www.amazon.co.uk/IOMAX-External-Enclosure-Laptop-Powered/dp/B001EEQQ8Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1279755665&sr=8-1-catcorr
2. Remove your ps3 hardrive by taking of the cover on the side and removing the blue screw, then remove the tray from around the hardrive.
3. Place the hardrive in the external case.
4 Plug usb external case into computer, goto my computer then right click ps3 hardrive that will now show up.
5. Right click the drive and click format
6. After formating put the drive back into the ps3 and the ps3 will then come up with a message follow the instructions... and your ps3 will now work again.
(by doing this you will lose all your ps3 saves, music and videos and so on it will be like resetting your ps3 to when you bought it.)

Hope this works!

Jul 21, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 turns on but it stays in a black screen wont take me to the home menu.....


hi....

This may be because the video cable to the TV has not properly connected to the PS3 console and to the TV please check this,If both connected properly check weather the cable is ni Good condition. try using another cable so that you can confrim weather the problem is the cable

thanx

Jul 19, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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No picture, just black screen.


I had this problem!

If the problem your having is caused by the same thing mine was then this is how to fix it ...
1. Buy a External drive case like this one.. http://www.amazon.co.uk/IOMAX-External-Enclosure-Laptop-Powered/dp/B001EEQQ8Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1279755665&sr=8-1-catcorr
2. Remove your ps3 hardrive by taking of the cover on the side and removing the blue screw, then remove the tray from around the hardrive.
3. Place the hardrive in the external case.
4 Plug usb external case into computer, goto my computer then right click ps3 hardrive that will now show up.
5. Right click the drive and click format
6. After formating put the drive back into the ps3 and the ps3 will then come up with a message follow the instructions... and your ps3 will now work again.
(by doing this you will lose all your ps3 saves, music and videos and so on it will be like resetting your ps3 to when you bought it.)

Hope solves your problem!

Jul 18, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I try to trn on my ps3 and i eather get a black screen or the wave screen comes up and then it will freeze.


I had this problem!
If the problem your having is caused by the same thing mine was then this is how to fix it ...
1. Buy a External drive case like this one.. http://www.amazon.co.uk/IOMAX-External-Enclosure-Laptop-Powered/dp/B001EEQQ8Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1279755665&sr=8-1-catcorr
2. Remove your ps3 hardrive by taking of the cover on the side and removing the blue screw, then remove the tray from around the hardrive.
3. Place the hardrive in the external case.
4 Plug usb external case into computer, goto my computer then right click ps3 hardrive that will now show up.
5. Right click the drive and click format
6. After formating put the drive back into the ps3 and the ps3 will then come up with a message follow the instructions... and your ps3 will now work again.
(by doing this you will lose all your ps3 saves, music and videos and so on it will be like resetting your ps3 to when you bought it.)
Hope this helps.

Jul 15, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 (8002F271) error


Every time I try to format my ps3 it says " An error occurred during the format operation. (8002F271) " What can I do to fix it???

Nov 07, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 wont play games


Try to set the ps3 back to its factory settings,
FIRST MAKE A BACKUP OF YOUR SAVED GAMES AND OTHER IMPORTANT STUFF.
By resetting, it's going back to its default settings, do a harddrive format after that, use quick format becouse if you do a full format
it will a whole day depending upon your the size of your harddrive.
Before you do this make a backup to a memory stick of your important files.

Make also sure that none of the discs are scratched and smudged with finger prints.

Also hold the eject button for about 10sec,
this wil do the blu-ray drive test and clean the drive.

If after this this problem still is existing, please
contact Sony.

Succes.

Sep 21, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 not formating 500gb internal new hard drive?


Hi Eric,

First you will need to connect the hard drive to your computer or a friends, either using a hard drive enclosure or cable

Then you need to format the drive into fat32 format (full format recommended , not quick format)

Then put it back into your ps3 and have a usb flash drive with the latest ps3 software loaded

then you will be able to format the drive and load the ps3 os

Apr 20, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Help


try to format the hardrive in the ps3 system if you cannot access the option in the ps3 in formatting your hardrive you can remove the harddrive from your ps3 and connect it on the PC and format it there

Jan 17, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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ERROR WITH HARDRIVE


Hit the power button. By "Hit" i mean switch it off at the back of the machine and turn it back on again. If your hard drive still gives errors, try formatting it.

Jan 01, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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