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Try to do it manually with flash drive

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The ps3 thst im useing isnt mine and when i turned it on oneday it said that if i wanted to formate it and i said no and it says cannot start the approiate system storage was not found so what do i do i...


Let the person know that it belongs to what is going on. I recommend starting it in safe mode and doing a file recovery. There are several videos on youtube how to do this. Good luck.

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Ive just bought a ps3. It powers up fine but it isnt coming up on the screen. My tv isnt one of those new models (a crown tv). Pleez help!


Try this: Power off the ps3 (red light) then hold down the power button until you hear 2 beeps and let go. that should work, you just needed to reset the ps3 to work on your tv.

Jan 05, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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How can I play Canon's HD .MOV files on the PS3?


Hi van derb
You would need to convert MOV file into a format which PS3 understands.
This can easily be done with a simple conversion tool such as the 3herosoft PS3 Video Converter.
1) Download and install 3herosoft PS3 Video Converter. Once installation has completed, launch the program. Step
2 ) Click "File" and then "Add" from the top menu of the 3herosoft PS3 Video Converter program. Browse to the folder and location of your MOV file. Select the file that you want to convert to PS3 format and click "Open." Once selecting the file, it will be added to the conversion list. Step
3) Edit the file as desired. Modify fields under "General" in the upper left-hand corner of the program window. Changes can be made to video size, duration, frame rate, buffer size and more. Step
4) Click "Convert" button (red circle) to convert the MOV file into PS3 format. Locate the converted file and transfer it to your PS3 for playback.
You can download this software from following link. http://download.cnet.com/3herosoft-PS3-Video-Converter/3000-2194_4-10909133.html

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Apr 28, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I installed a new hard drive and it still isnt working


You need to format the drive.
Follow this guide.

HOW TO GO TO THE RECOVERY MENU OF PS3 SYSTEM

1. Make sure the ps3 is plugged in (stand by mode).
2. Put out your usb cable for the controller and the controller itself (do not connect yet).
3. Hold down power firmly, ps3 will turn on and then turn off, release power button when t turns off.
4. Hold down power again, you will hear a beep and then a double beep, when you hear that double beep release the power button.
5. Now you should be seeing something in your monitor that say "Connect usb controller", do just that.
6. After connecting the controller press PS button.
7. You are now in the recovery menu.
8. To fix the problem of corrupt data you can choose #3.
9. If you want to format your hard drive choose #5. Be aware that this option will delete everything that is in your hard drive.
10. Remember that doing #3 and #5 is not 100% to fix the problem of corrupt data, I say about 70%.

Good luck!

Jan 16, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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MY PLAYSTATION 3 SAYS CANNOT START THE CORRECT HARD DISK WAS NOT FOUND. IS THIS THE SAME PROBLEM AS A CORRUPT HARD DRIVE? IF NOT WHAT SHOULD I DO ?


either someone swapped drives on you, the drive isnt connected good, or the drive is corrupt. your gunna have to format probly. hope your game saves are saved somewhere!

Oct 20, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I turn on my ps3 it comes on but i get no icons only a black screen


Try reseting your display. To do this turn your ps3 off if it isnt already, turn it back on and continue to hold the power button until you hear the beeps. It should reset your display if that is the problem.

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Isnt reading games


it Depends on the model but usually this happens because of dust or dirt on the lens so a cleaner may help. although if that doesn't work it means the laser has gone bad, which is a common problem with ps3's. Some newer models of ps3 have dual lasers so if the blu-ray laser fails you wont be able to play blu -ray disc (games, movies) but the other laser will still read dvds (non blu ray) and cds

Apr 20, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 not formating 500gb internal new hard drive?


Hi Eric,

First you will need to connect the hard drive to your computer or a friends, either using a hard drive enclosure or cable

Then you need to format the drive into fat32 format (full format recommended , not quick format)

Then put it back into your ps3 and have a usb flash drive with the latest ps3 software loaded

then you will be able to format the drive and load the ps3 os

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No recognizing my Game, and Blue ray discs


make sure that the ps3 main meanu isnt set to play just sertin ones disks /also cheak to make shure that the lazer on the ps3 isnt drty or has anthing on it

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