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Ps3 Can't start - correct hard disk not found

Hi i get this problem after i upgraded my 60gb Hard drive to a 320gb. At first it worked but after an hr or so when i switched my ps3 back on it gave me a message saying "Can't start - correct hard disk not found " i have to switch the console off and on untill it finally shows me the list of user names and not the error message. ive read other reports off this online but no solid solutions. i Have removed the drive and put it back in and also ive reformatted the drive succesfully using the ps3 format method and still no luck after a while. Also the drive i have is an "Western Digital Scorpio WD3200BEVT 320GB 2.5" Internal SATA Hard Drive" please help if you can thanks Same PS3 HDD Upgrade problem. Works fine, however ocasionally upon startup I get that annoying message "Cannot Start. Correct Hard Drive Not Found". Then I have to turn off manually, turn off power supply at the back, and then turn everything back on and voila it starts up fine. Very annoying because I know the hard drive is not faulty and it does run fine, I just get this occasional startup error message and have to jump through these hoops just to temporarily solve it and it drives me crazy.. My specs: Upgraded 1st generation 60GB HDD (Seagate Momentus 5400 SATA) to 500GB (Seagate Momentus 5400 SATA) Please Help anyone!!

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SOURCE: ps3 Can't start - correct hard disk not found

I'm getting the same problem.....but i was playing COD4 last nite on my 40G PS3 and I switched it off midgame.....without quiting the game first and then console..... I just switched the power off....
when i came back after a while and switched on my PS3, i get this message:
"Cannot start. The correct hard disk was not found"
what do i do??? i don't know what to do now.... i cant do anything at all!!!
It doesnt even go into the menu screen....i'm just stuck with this message......

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

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First the PS3 doesn't use flash memory, it uses a 2.5in SATA hardrive. It can't be that there is no OS, otherwise the PS3 would write it to the hardrive, it must be corrupted or have some other problem.

I would recommend buying a 2.5in SATA hardrive - they're very cheap. Ask in store for one, or you can get one from Play.com. If that doesn't work, it's a problem with the PS3 itself and you should phone Sony.

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

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SOURCE: playstation 3 60gb not reading discs

The unit needs to be cleaned out very good. Any dust build up at all and restrick the air flow and parts will start failing. If cleaning the unit and the laser doesn't work you need a new laser. $50 on eBay for a do it yourself job. But I recommend calling Sony. This is a common problem that they may fix for free. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 04, 2008

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SOURCE: 60gb ps3 wont play ps3 games

The issue is the laser (actually has different diodes for blu ray, ps2 format and regular DVD.
Seems like in your case the only one that is burnt is the blu ray.
Send it back to Sony for repairs or if you do not have warranty purchase a replacement lens and install it yourself.

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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SOURCE: ps3 Can't start - correct hard disk not found

I do believe that it is a firmware issue and not a hard drive issue. If it where a true hard drive failure, your hard drive would be completely useless. Since this error only happens at start up i believe this is what happens.

1) PS3 starts-up and displays the "wave" and plays the "music"
2) The hard drive spins and the PS3 firmware is looking for the "files" on the hard drive for start-up
3) If the start-up files are not found in a certain amount of time, this message is displayed.

I may be wrong but this is my guess.

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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