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PS3 only boots WITHOUT hdd.

I recently got my hands on a faulty PS3 for nothing and am attempting to repair it, thought I might as well give it a go for nothing.
When I turn it on, all seems to function as normal but there is no picture or sound. 
If I take the HDD out and then try to boot, it boots and all is fine but it tells me to insert a hard-drive. 

I'm assuming I just need to get a new HDD and pop it in, but has anyone else got any ideas before I spend money?

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