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I can only agree with tbirdlver87. I phoned Sony Customer Support and the person i spoke to was really polite and organised a 'striaight-swap' console-for-console. They are sending a courier to my house with a new ps3 with the 40gb hard drive, similar to that in my 'damaged' console.
They said dont give them any cables, games or even the hard drive - they are quite literally swapping my old machine for a new one, with a pre-fitted hdd.
I phoned them on Monday and they said it would arrive sometime on Thursday.
I strongly suggest anyone with this kind of problem to do the same - after all, no extra costs are required, only a few days without your console.
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This is a problem with the Playstation 3 software becoming corrupt. It is very easy to fix if you follow my simple steps.
Please note, using option 5 will erase your hard drive so any save games you had will be lost. All your on-line trophies will be preserved.
Turn your Playstation 3 off into standby mode (red light on)
Press and hold the power button. The Playstation 3 will beep when you first press it, then beep again 5 seconds later and then beep once more and turn off back into standby mode (red light on). You must now release the power button.
Press and hold the power again. The Playstation 3 will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later then there will be 2 quick beeps together. When you hear these 2 quick beeps release the power button.
Your Playstation 3 will now start up with a screen asking you to connect a controller via USB. Connect your controller and then press the PS button.
A menu will now be displayed on screen. Select option 3 "Restore File System". This will then ask you to confirm that you wish to go ahead with the system restore. Accept whatever the Playstation 3 says.
The Playstation 3 will now go through the system restore process and re-install the system software. Once you have completed the above, the Playstation 3 should restart and spring back to life again. If it does not, do the above but choose option 4. If this does not work do the above again and choose option 5. Option 5 will format your hard drive.
Switch the PS3 off (Red Light). Hold your finger on the power button
until the PS3 switches on and off. Take your finger off and hold it in
again. It will come on. Hold it until you hear a double beep and take
it off immediately. You will then be taken into a recovery menu. It
will ask you to connect your controller via USB. Choose option 3 -
Restore File System (Do not try any other option as it will erase some
or all data on your HDD). It should work after this.