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When I turn on my PS3 it makes a weird noise and then says cannot find hard disk, or something like that. Can I fix it without having to get a new hard disk?

When I turn on my ps3 it makes a weird noise and then it says cannot find hard disk or something like that. What can I do?

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Format the hard drive off of your computer. You need a SATA wire

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    Format the hard drive off of your computer. You need a SATA wire

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**Note** if ur PS3 under warranty then send it to the nearest Sony servece center and DONT do what im ganna say below okkk

in order to FIX the freezing thing u have to open ur PS3 and u do it like this
1- on the side of ur PS3 where ur Hard Disk location there is a lable above it teling u not to remove that label, the hell with that just remove that lable ok.
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Unfortunately, your hard disk drive is now dead... A large fall or shaking a hard drive can cause the reader head (think of a record player needle going along the grooves) to break. (No needle, no sound)
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