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Ps3 hard disk gon bad can i just get a new one and put it in

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here is HOW to do ot, first try to "format" it through the ps3.

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Ps3 cannot start hard disk not found


The hard disk may be faulty. Try reseating the hard disk if the PS3 still cannot find the hard disk then it is faulty and a new hard disk is needed and the PS3 software needs to be installed on the new hard disk.

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Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console My PS3 hard disk is corrupted, It say to restore i put restore and nothing had been restored Bid


Corrupted hard disk? Lets see....

You could attempt to boot up the PS3 in safe mode and restore the file system (should delete any corrupted data). Describing how to start up your PS3 in safe mode would just be confusing, so instead here's a link to the official page on the PS3 Safe Mode feature.

Follow the instructions, and then I'd say try options 3 (Restore File System). If that doesn't work, try 4 or 5 (Rebuild Database or Restore PS3 System).

If that fails, you could just replace the hard drive. The PS3 uses standard 2.5inch SATA laptop/notebook hard drives (5400 or 7200 RPM). They can be found online at any computer parts website; for example, Tigerdirect.

If somehow the new hard drive doesn't fix it, or you don't feel like buying a new hard drive, you could send the PS3 back to Sony. If you're under warranty it's free; otherwise it's expensive (150$ I believe).

If you request the repair service, they send you a box, you put the PS3 in it and ship it back to them. A month or 2 later they send you a fixed/different PS3. Simple, but takes forever to get a working PS3 back which is why I suggest you try a new hard drive first.

Anyways, hope you get it working soon!

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I have a slimline ps3 and my hard drive was corrupted so i downloaded a new system update it installed the update it let me adjust the time and date settings and just before it goes to the screen that...


  1. KINDLY REMOVE THE HARD DISK FROM THE CONSOLE
  2. LOOK FOR AN EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE PACK
  3. PUT THE PS3 HARD DISK INTO THE EXTERNAL HARD DISK PACK
  4. CONNECT IT TO YOU COMPUTER
  5. AND FORMAT IT.
  6. REMOVE IT FROM THE EXTERNAL PACK
  7. PUT IT BACK INTO THE PS3 CONSOLE AND TURN IT ON.
  8. IT WILL ASK FOR UPDATE
  9. THEN YOU UPDATE IT.
  10. IF AFTER DOING ALL THIS AND IT DOSEN'T WORK
  11. CHANGE THE HARD DISK INSIDE THE PS3.

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Playing game for 30 minutes. Playstation suddenly switches to standby. When I put it back on switches to green light for seconds then yellow light and then back to red (standby). Disk brand new, now stuck...


2 days ago i got the yellow light of death when the 2.50 update came out rendering my ps3 to a 500 dollar paperweight.
I contacted sony about my problem and my console is under warrenty so it would be fixed for free so it didn't bother me to awful bad
the are sending me a box right now but i have fixed the yellow lights on my ps3 myself and it works now without a hitch
What i did is i took my 120 gb hard drive out of my ps3, Slaved it to my cpu tower and did a full format of that drive
then i took my hard drive and put it back in my ps3 and it ask me for the system software 2.50 disk so i downloaded the 2.50 update off of the ps3 website installed it and boom my ps3 work like new
this worked for me so far and have been playing my console for 6 hours now with out a hitch
maybe this will work for some of u aswell

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Putting old hard drive in new ps3 to get game saves error


You cannot switch a hard drive from an old ps3 and put it into the new one. The new ps3 will know that a new hard drive was inserted and offer to format it.

To get the games off the old hard drive, put it back into the old ps3. Insert a USB flash drive into a USB port on the PS3 and you should be able to copy saved games from the hard drive onto the USB flash drive. You can then plug the USB flash drive into your new ps3 and copy off the saved game info,

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You can try taking out the hard drive from the ps3 and hook it up to a computer that has SATA connections. Then copy the files to a flash drive. This way you can at least save the information from the hard drive.

At that point, put a new SATA hard drive into the PS3 and format the drive. Then at that point put the information that you saved to the flash drive onto the ps3 hard drive. Do this all in the computer after you format the new drive in the ps3 and then put it into the computer to copy the files from the flash drive into the new hard drive.

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yes this should solve your problem. however this will void any warranty so if there is still warranty then send it off. otherwise replace it and the problem should be solved

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Hi, Ron_Edward837.

Try taking out the PS3 hard drive and inserting it. Please do this without the PS3 being connected to anything.

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first try taking the hard disk out

there is a panel on left lower side you can pop off with a small flat head screw driver then take out the blue or silver big screw, then using the handle on the hard drive slide the drive to the right to un seat it out of the connector then just pull straight out.

boot it up without the drive and you will see same error then turn off system and put the hard drive back in and boot again.

sometimes this fixes this problem if it doesnt then the hard drive is bad and you need to get a new one. its not all that bad because you can upgrade to a bigger hard drive.

any laptop sata drive will work.

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donno if your still interested to know this but you dont need to buy a new hard disk incase formating or restoring did not work out. you can always remove your hard drive. follow the removal tips in the help and support ps3 handbook. thereafter you should connect it to a computer through usb drive. you can do this by dismantling any old hard disk casing and replacing the hard disk with the ps3 hard disk. once done connect it to a computer, format it and then put it back into the ps3 system and upon putting it on. you'll just follow the easy format instructions and your back in business

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