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I bought a new 320GB 2.5-inch 5400 RPM Hard Drive for my ps3. When I turn it on it says it will format then at 7% it turns of and the light blinks red until i touch it. When I turn it back on it says it is corrupted and will reformat, but when i hit ok the same thing happens again. Whats wrong, plz tell me how to fix it.

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Probably you have got problems with a sector of your Hard Disk .
try formatting it via a PC platform, then use windows to verify possible errors (if any, it will try to fix).

else, try using a new hard disk and if it's new, turn it back to the store you bought it ,

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I think i've found two solutions with one being the easiest, hassle-free and no-cost solution and the other simply alternative DIY solution.

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I hope this helps.

Please leave some feedback if everything is ok. Thanks!

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I think i've found two solutions with one being the easiest, hassle-free and no-cost solution and the other simply alternative DI solution.

1) I phoned Sony Customer Support andthe person i spoke to was really polite and organised a'striaight-swap' console-for-console. They are sending a courier to myhouse with a new ps3 with the 40gb hard drive, similar to that in my'damaged' console.

They said dont give them any cables, games or even the hard drive which you can take out and keep-they are quite literally swapping my old machine for a new one, which comes with apre-fitted hdd.

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I strongly suggest anyone with this kind of problem and minimal, otherwise no experince of replacing hard-drive's themselves to do the same -after all, no extra costs are required, only a few days without yourconsole.

2) I'm not entirely sure about people outside of the UK, but if you go to www.play.com, you will find a cheap and affordable-for-what-it's-worth hard drive that you can fit in and as gamerfixer07 has stated, 9 times out of 10, it will work.

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I hope this helps.

Please leave some feedback if everything is ok. Thanks!

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