Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

2 Answers

Why does my ps3 say my hdd is full when i just got the game sytem

Solve this

Posted by on


2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Sony Master
  • 13,433 Answers

Too much content on the drive, or if its empty it maybe faulty.

Not much to solve here.. if its new contact your dealer for a replacement.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 15 Answers

Format the HDD. it will come back to normal.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My playstation turns off by itself after three second how do i fix this problem

Take out your HDD and turn the PS3 on. If you get a screen that says no HDD is found it's a good indicator your HDD had gotten corrupted somehow... You'll need to do a FULL format either through your pc or a friends PS3. (But I think your friends would end up losing info when he put his HDD back in right?) Also consider contacting Sony.

May 29, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

My ps3 is not working

first if you have anything in your ps3 i think you will have to leave it behind because first you should take out the hdd from the ps3 and after formatting it to fat32 change to hdd to a probably bigger hdd and if you are not satisfied with the answer you can go in an game store and tell them to solve it i know the ps3s but in my view i think you should change hdd and if you donnot know where is hdd just write "ps3 upgrade" in youtube then you will get dozens of videos related to hdd replacement

Dec 28, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

2 Answers

HDD not found on the ps3

your hard drive is going to crash any day now. buy yourself a 320gig being all the ps3 will take is 300 gig. You have limited time before you loose all your data

Jun 14, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

I dont not wy i can't play

many games load data on to the hdd to keep load time down. If your hard drive is full you can upgrade to a lager unit or erase the data you no longer need. btw all ps3 use a 2.5" sata hd with a 5400rpm speed. You can put in a 500gb if you wanted. You would need to back up all your data first. you can also setup the ps3 to use a external hard drive for storage.

Feb 16, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

I have no HD on my PS3, it was working previously

some games need to use hdd installed in your PS3...

Uncharted is one example...the game runs if you install part of it in the Hdd..if you don´t...the game won´t play...

I think that some games that you need to update the firmware you need to install the hdd too...

Install a Hd...this will solve your problem!
Godd Luck!

Dec 09, 2008 | Video Game Consoles & Games

1 Answer


did you buy it brand new or 2nd hand...

if its 2nd hand try deleting some things or try formating the ps3..

if its new, change it or return it

Dec 08, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

I am trying to load a game on the PS3 but the hard drive is to full and needs emptying I can not play the games and I am not sure how to do this

Do you have videos and games stored on your HDD?
Games need a certain amount of HDD to play (not sure how much though sorry) and the easiet way to free up some space is to delete some videos, demos, pictures etc.
Go to the relevant option eg 'video' on the main menu and select the file you wish to 'sacrafice' to play your games. To do this, press the triangle button on the item and scroll to delext and press the 'X' button. Once deleted, it will not be retrievable without relaoding it.
However, ensure that the problem is definitely with the HDD being full to avoid deleting unnecessary data. Bear in mind that many external HDD work on the PS3 via USB plug in, as an option to store data instead of on your PS3 HDD. However, not all are compatable, so check first if you are buying one solely for this reason.

Nov 03, 2008 | Video Game Consoles & Games

1 Answer

Ps3 console freezing during game

check your HDD of ps3,is it full of memory cause for your kind information there is a program when ps3 needs more memory than its creates short time developed cash as memory on HDD so, if you ahve full HDD than reate some blank space on HDD for memory for barer performance,

i hope so you got mine idea,

if you still have problem than try to contact me .i illl....


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

1 Answer


ur hdd is corrupted and to play or use ps3 further you can send to sony to fix for warranty or buy another hdd of any size.

Apr 21, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console Logo

Related Topics:

22 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Game Consoles & Games Experts

Zhenya Ogorodnikov

Level 2 Expert

218 Answers

shaun taylor

Level 3 Expert

1525 Answers

marley mcelhinney

Level 3 Expert

490 Answers

Are you a Sony Video Game Console and Game Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides