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PLAYSTATIO3 60GB WHEN I TURN ON THE PLAYSTATION IT WONT READY ANYTHING IT WONT EVEN LOAD UP BUT WHEN I TRY TO TAKE THE HARD DRIVE OFF IT READS IT BUT THEN IT TELL ME THAT THERE IS AN ERROR ON THE HARD DRIVE. BUT THEN WHEN I RESET IT WITH THE HARD DRIVE ON IT WONT READ IT AGAIN. DO I JUST NEED A NEW HARD DIVE?

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  • bryanr12 Mar 05, 2009

    It will NOT display any video or audio but everything else seems to be working fine. You can hear the disc loading and the system going through its progressions. It sounds familiar to the problems other people have with video and audio problems. I took the hard drive out and tried with out hard drive and a message appeared on the screen saying basically no hard drive. So thus proving the system is capabile of sending a signal to the TV. I don't know what the problem could be but I don't want to just throw money at the problem without some education. Any help is appreciated.

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    i got a 40 gig that will not load any of the main menu, read the controler or read any disks, what should i do to correct this problem.

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Sounds like it.

Any Sata drive 500gb and below will work fine.

You can get them on the cheap at newegg.com

Let me know if you have any other questions or problems.

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