You do not have to buy a new one! LOL! If you know some one with a playstation 3, then take out your hard drive and place it into theirs. Once you have put your hard drive disk into theirs, then start their system as normal. A screen will appear, and begin to repair your hard drive disk. After it has finished just place it back into your system, and will be playing as normal.
It happened to our system about six or seven months ago. It didn't cause any damage to their system neither. Ours has not had that problem since then.
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hold in the power button til you hear 2 beeps. if it doesn't work the first time keep trying til you get 2 beeps. a menu will appear after the beeps. choose resore hard disc and let it do its thing. you'll lose any saved data on the ps3 but 75% of the time this fixes the ps3
If the PS3's built in repair will not fix the issue then you will need to pull the hard drive and format it on a computer. The link below will take you through the process. Note if you still have trouble then there is something wrong with the hard drive and you will need to replace it.
It's due to corrupt data. You need to restore file system on your ps3. Here is how.
HOW TO GO TO THE RECOVERY MENU OF PS3 SYSTEM
1. Make sure the ps3 is plugged in (stand by mode). 2. Put out your usb cable for the controller and the controller itself (do not connect yet). 3. Hold down power firmly, ps3 will turn on and then turn off, release power button when t turns off. 4. Hold down power again, you will hear a beep and then a double beep, when you hear that double beep release the power button. 5. Now you should be seeing something in your monitor that say "Connect usb controller", do just that. 6. After connecting the controller press PS button. 7. You are now in the recovery menu. 8. To fix the problem of corrupt data you can choose #3. 9. If you want to format your hard drive choose #5. Be aware that this option will delete everything that is in your hard drive. 10. Remember that doing #3 and #5 is not 100% to fix the problem of corrupt data, I say about 70%.
My PS3 has done this before. If it is like mine then all you have to do is wipe all the memory and restart the system which should be one of the options it can give you if you click past the "Hard drive disc is corrupt screen." This can happen because you might of shut down the system by accident when it was saving a game thus the hard drive becomes corrupted. You won't lose any online info but you will lose memory to saved games and thing else that is saved on the HDD like Demo Games. I hope this helps you. If not then I am very sorry and I am sure it will be fixed if not by my advice.
Ok, it appears that your hard drive in your PS3 is corrupt and needs to be reformatted. You can get an external hard drive enclosure and do it yourself. You would have to take the hard drive out of your PS3 and put it in the external hard drive enclosure and plug that into a computer with the supplied USB cable and format it. From what I'm reading out there, the external hard drive enclosure has to be for SATA 2.5" hard drive. You could probably replace the hard drive with a larger one just as easy if you wanted to. If you don't feel comfortable with any of this, then its probably repair shop time. I hope this helps.moreover,,Use your recovery disc to reinstall your operating system. This should clean up your hard drive and restore any missing or corrupt files.
you need a new hard drive. this will void your warranty but you can replace your original hard drive with another one of the same type (IDE / SATA) and all you should have to do is pop in the drive and it will ask to reformat the drive, say yes and let it go. then you can start playing your games again. if that dosn't work then your firmware is corrupt/damaged and you will need a new ps3. just take the hard disk out and use it in your computer or sell it on ebay. other than that, keep the busted ps3 for spare parts in case the 'new' one needs a new bluray drive in the somewhat near future.