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My PS3's hard disk file system is corrupted

My ps3 wont restore!!After the message hard disk file system is corrupted start restore comes up I start the restore and back to the same message.Please help me cant play games,Blu Ray,music or anything!!!Im dieing!! hard disk's corrupted

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    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    Try to do a quick format on the hard drive.




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This is happening because your console is not recognizing the HDD (hard drive) for what ever reason. The corrupted files are about to do damage to your console, and a PS3 will not turn on if it thinks further damage will occur. Here are two things you can do;
1. Try accessing the HDD reset menu. Here's how you do this: With a solid red light showing, hold down both the power & eject buttons. You're going to hear a single beep, then a double beep. Once you hear the double beep, release both buttons. You'll get a message on your TV saying "connect your controller using USB". Following all the instructions will lead you to a 6 item menu. You are going to choose number 3. If that option doesn't work, pick number 6. BE WARNED!!! Number 6 will delete ALL of your saved memory! I know that really sucks, but this may be the only way to save your console short of repair. You can "back-up" your saved data using a "USB storage device" Like a memory stick or even your iPod.
If none of this works, or the console just won't let you do the "double button" thing, it'll need to be repaired. You can contact PSR repairs at www.psr1.com. They are really great! They do both warranty & non-warranty repair work for a very decent price. I hope I helped. Good luck, Indra!

Posted on May 30, 2009

  • kone9604 Sep 30, 2010

    Thank you so much for the info it worked just as it said/this is my second ps3 i still have my first one the 60 gig and was about to cry when my system said it had hhd problems. My green light would flash and told my to restore it but when i tried to it still never brought me to the next screen, but after i read and press both the eject and power button and hit option 5 it restore it back to the normal even though u lose everything u have on it i didnt mind cause i kept my ps3 clean with nothing on it lol/ i hve the new 360 as well but the ps3 is way better beside the online option but other than that the ps3 got it beat by a long shot especially the controllers its way lighter and smaller my hands get tired from playing the 360 lmao. but thanks so much/ thumbs up

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The above solution does work, however its option 5 not 6, and you will lose all you unsaved settings and any games saves you have, including playstation netwrk sign in.Basically the console will revert back to the way it was when you bought it

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My ps3 keep freezing and black screen i'm having to unplug system the sound and game control seem to be a little off

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i am having the same problem also this will keep happening to, all you could do is to call sony so you can send it to them and they will send you a new one in about a week,there is another way to fix it but very complicated i suggest sending it in

Posted on May 10, 2008

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This happened to my husbands PS3 also. He put it into another PS3 and reformatted it and then when he got home and put it back into his it asked him to reformat again and this did the trick. It's been working ever since. He called Sony and they wanted him to send back his hard drive and they would either fix or send him a "new" refurbished one for $150. I don't think so!!

Posted on May 25, 2008

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There is an alternate way to restore your HDD. Turn off your system and when u see the red light, hold the power button in front until you hear a total of 4 beeps (1 alone, 1 alone, 2 together). It usually works on second try. it should show a screen and say hook up controller with a usb cord. Then it should show i think 6 options. Choose the restore option. it should work.

Hope it works and wish you all the best!
P.S.- I just got the 80010514 error on my ps3 and my ps3 games dont work anymore :(

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