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Hello-

This is a very straight forward solution.
Your internal Hard Drive has failed, and needs to be replaced.

YouCAN send it to SONY to "repair" for $170 (and you have to wait 5WEEKS!!), BUT they will only send you someone else's refurbished unit.

With that said, we are able torepair any issues with the PS3 console (and any other console for thatmatter), in a quick and affordable manner. Currently our turn aroundtime is 2 days or less.

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