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PS3 still does not work after replacing HDD. When switch PS3 on, still hear 3 beeps and then red light starts blinking and unit goes to standby.

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Hi my name is Juan and sorry for what is happening to you and my first advice is please don't spend your money in more parts this is call lights of dead your playstation is dead and there is nothing to do about it last week somebody on ebay put a listing that he fix the yellow light of dead but he has no feedbacks so I don't know how good he is or if is true but so far there is nothing you can do or replace to get it going all you can do is sell it in parts or complete on ebay I do sell parts and also used playstations on ebay and I also buy broken ps3s to sell then in parts but if you feel that you need to do more research do it and good luck but I do recomend you not to spend more money on it

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the corruption is from your HDD and yes, you might need to replace the HDD. But before you replace the HDD, you can try the steps below as it should help to solve your problem, but if it does not, you will have no choice than to replace the HDD. Follow the procedures below:

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Press and hold your finger over the power button again until you hear a quick double beep. The release the button. (The second you touch it you will hear a beep, that's the first beep. Five seconds later a second beep, another five seconds you will hear the double beep.)

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You will then see this screen. -REMINDER: -BY DOING THE FOLLOWING ALL OF YOUR DATA ON YOUR PS3 WILL BE LOST, YOUR ONLINE STATS ARE ON THE NETWORK SO YOU WILL GET THAT STUFF BACK, INCLUDING GAMES AND ADDONS YOU BOUGHT FROM THE PSN.-

Select option number 5. (Restore PS3 System). Then select yes to perform step. You will then see this screen. "The hard disk's file system is corrupt and will be restored.

The PS3 will then restart. You will see many different languages, all that is is saying is, "Connect the controller with the USB cable, then press the PS button". Press the PS button and set your settings when it finishes it will start up and its fixed!

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