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Missing hdd i need a hard disk drive and the basket or bracket that the disk drive sits in and this is for a sony playstation 3 i dont know where to buy these items

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You should try you local or nearsest game seller depends where you are or just look up electronics in the phone book and there should be some people that can help or atleast give you the number for somebody who can

Posted on May 09, 2009

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    You should try you local or nearsest game seller depends where you are or just look up electronics in the phone book and there should be some people that can help or atleast give you the number for somebody who can



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When I turn on my playstation 3 it says that it is restoring and then goes to a black screen, any ideas

I think that you may have a problem with either the system files or the HDD. Here are some steps to try before sending the PS3 Back in
First try:
1. Access safe mode with instructions from this link Safe Mode on PS3
2. From safe mode, click restore default settings.
3. If this doesn't work, go back to safe mode and click restore filesystem. If this doesn't work, go back and click the next option down. Stop at restore.
Second: (You will need some supplies)
1. Follow this until you get to the bold letters saying "Update Procedure"
PlayStation3 PC System Software Update Method PlayStation
2. Go back into safe mode and click "System Update"
3. Plug in your USB stick
You need to replace the hard drive. Here are sony's official instructions:
Upgrade the Hard Disk Drive HDD
Make sure you use a PS3 compatible hard drive! (Listed in the above article)

Sep 21, 2014 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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I have proplome with the playstion hard disk currperted how i can fix it help me plese


If you are getting the corrupted drive message this means that you have corrupted data on the hard drive. The link below will help you address this.

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions


Jul 25, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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The hard disk file is corruptand will be restored

maybe your hard drive is damaged or currupting files when you try to write on your Hdd...try another sata hdd and restore your ps3 system to test if it´s a hardware or conection bad function problem...Good Luck!!!

Nov 23, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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No you need a hard disk to run the ps3.

If you dont have one then look down at your local computer store for a 2.5 inch sata laptop HDD.
If you get it take the ps3, and on the bottom (if its standing up and you can read the PLAYSTATION 3 writing) there is a small panel that should say HDD on it or it could just have some random writing.
With a small screwdriver remove that plate by sticking the screwdriver under it from the right handside and slide the panel out to the right.
Undo the blue screw and ping up the little handle.
Slide the whole drive carrier to the right and carefully remove it there should be four screws either on the little metal tray that comes out or on the hdd you bought. slide in the new HDD and tighten all four screws (one in each corner) and slide the drive back in, push it to the left and redo the small blue screw.
Click the panel back on and turn the playstation on.
It should ask you to format the drive, accept it and that should be it.

I know its long but i hope it helps.

May 21, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation 3 upgrade

Yes, you can. And Sony lets you officially do that. Just for that it has a slot on the side. You just need to remove the screw and pull out the HDD. You can then replace it with any capacity 2.5" HDD also popularly known as laptop hard drives.

Dec 31, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Platstation 3 hard disk error

It should have formatted with your ps3, even if you formatted the HDD on your laptop it would have asked you the same thing, since the PS3 asks you that so it can install some folders for the pictures, games music etc.

your problem could be caused by faulty HDD installation, a faulty HDD or a broken ps3 that cant read HDDs anymore.

I would make sure the HDD is installed correctly, if that doesnt work I suggest buying a new HDD. If both of those dont work then you have a Ps3 that has a trouble reading HDDs

Aug 03, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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ur hdd is corrupted and to play or use ps3 further you can send to sony to fix for warranty or buy another hdd of any size.

Apr 21, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Cannot locate hard disk drive...

Its because the HDD (hard disk drive) has failed. Just replace with any SATA 2.5'' Laptop HDD. Install. Power on. And follow the setup.

Mar 02, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hard disk currupt

Unfortunately it sounds like you do need a new HDD.
If you only played for 4hrs I can only assume that your machine is still under warrenty- in which case SONY should fix the problem for you.
If not, follow this link for a good step-by-step guide to replacing it, seem fairly straight forward -
Make sure you read the NOTICES section at the top of the page so you know what you are getting yourself into.
Also, check this link to actually see someone doing it before you attempt it yourself -

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!REMEMBER OPENING YOUR PS3 YOUSELF WILL VOID YOUR WARRENTY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dec 26, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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