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When I turn my ps3 on it sounds like it is loading the disk and the fan kicks on and it powers up fine but it will not proceed into the front menu or load the disk, so if my hard disk is bad or became corrupted would it cause the system not to want to work like that? and if so is there a easy fix for this or do I have to replace my hard disk?

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  • jbdog14 Feb 09, 2009

    when i turn it on it says cannot start proper hard disk not found

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Your hard drive has been corrupted. There is an easy fix that will not void any waranties (If you have them). Just buy a new hard drive (Mine is a 500 GB Samsung for $125). Then lookup instructions on how to replace it on the Sony website. It is a very simple process.

Hope this solved the problem,
Mike P

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