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When I turn on ps3 it says correct hard disk not found. Can i buy new hard disk which I found on amozon and just replace it.

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I am not 100% sure but there is a risk associated with order most electronics over the internet. The reason for this is most products are embedded with whats known as "Regional Programming" or "Regional Coding".

Regional coding makes products only work in specific pre programmed regions (or with products from those regions ie cds from other countries dont work in your dvd plaer) the reason for this is in order to sell them internationally they have to be brought to a price relative to that market, and if you were to exchange your currency to a countries with a nlesser GNP (Gross National Product which determines international dollar value) you would be able to purchase the product from that country at a lesse price. now so the whole systme doesnt fall apart they do this.

I do not know if PS3's hardware is like this but i know international games are so just to sure i would advise against it or make sure you know where the source got the hardware.

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