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Shut down my ps3 with the switch and now have to rebuild the hard

The game froze when i was in a game and i held down the reset button but it did nothing and i had to use the switch. then when i turned it back on it showed nothing. it took me a little while to figure out how to get to the reset menu and i i restored the file system and then i told it to rebuild the data base. ive had it going for a 1 1/2 and still it gets to only 1% or 2%

Can i get a little info on this problem

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Ok, you will need a new hard disk. it has become severely corrupt at this time. this is basic hard disk failuer.

contact Sony for this repair.

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You can try the steps below. Its from PlayStation Forum:

1. Turn off Playstation®3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
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