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My ps3 starts up then suddenly goes to black screen an says. Cannot start the correct hard disk was not found

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Have you tried pulling out the hard drive and then turn it on to see what it does? If it says the same thing the hard drive may have died if not put the drive in making sure its firmly seated and power back up, make sure the power is off before you do anything. Was the system dropped at all?

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