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Hardware Corruption I turned my PS3 and it said your hard drive is corrupted and it said if i wanted to restore or not and i clicked yes and after 2 hours it is still at 0% and it tells me not to turn off my console. What do I do?

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Donno if your still interested to know this but you dont need to buy a new hard disk incase formating or restoring did not work out. you can always remove your hard drive. follow the removal tips in the help and support ps3 handbook. thereafter you should connect it to a computer through usb drive. you can do this by dismantling any old hard disk casing and replacing the hard disk with the ps3 hard disk. once done connect it to a computer, format it and then put it back into the ps3 system and upon putting it on. you'll just follow the easy format instructions and your back in business

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

  • allanmwng Nov 08, 2009

    if this doesnt work you will have to purchase a 3.5 SATA harddisk from any computer store and replace it wit the one currently in. coz clearly its corrupted and theres nothing thta can be done to it.. if you replace it with a new hard disk of whatever size (20gb to 260gb) am sure itll work as good as new.... did the same thing and it works perfect and plays everything as good as new

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3. Press and hold the power button again and keep holding, it will beep as it turns on and then it will double beep. When you hear the double beeps immediately take your finger off the power button (if your system turns off before you get a double beep just try again and hold the button, it should double beep the 2nd time you try)

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IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO NOT CHOOSE THE WRONG OPTION HERE OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL YOUR DATA. The one that fixed my blu-ray drive is option 3: RESTORE FILE SYSTEM


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After this, it is going to restart and bring up a screen reading something like “you have Corrupted System Data. Your PS will now replace this data” Then you choose continue and that should be it.

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Here is a video of the recovery screen.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0SPmkV-jco

If you want a more technical understanding of what this is really doing continue reading. DO NOT NEED TO READ THIS TO COMPLETE REPAIR. The PS3 does not boot from your hard drive as a computer does. It has a flash memory like a cell phone that stores all system files and system firmware updates that you get when the PS3 updates. This is why reformatting your hard drive will not fix your problem, none of the system files are stored on your hard drive (ex. XMB, system firmware, etc.) nor do they run from the drive. However, your hard drive does contain a full backup of your SYSTEM files and thus when you choose option 3: RESTORE FILE SYSTEM it rewrites the original system files from your drive (which aren’t corrupted) back to the flash memory, which is corrupt, thus solving the problem.

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The current version of the ps3 firmware has a “recovery console”.
You access it by

1. Start with having the system in standby (redlight is on)

2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.

3. Press and hold the power button again and keep holding, it will beep as it turns on and then it will double beep. When you hear the double beeps immediately take your finger off the power button (if your system turns off before you get a double beep just try again and hold the button, it should double beep the 2nd time you try)

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I REPEAT CHOOSE RESTORE FILE SYSTEM


After this, it is going to restart and bring up a screen reading something like “you have Corrupted System Data. Your PS will now replace this data” Then you choose continue and that should be it.

This option reinstalls the system files and drivers inside the PS3 with the original ones that are stored on your hard drive. In this case, it replaced a corrupted driver for the blu ray drive thus fixing my issue and hopefully yours!! This option will only replace all system files thus saving you from loosing any data that’s stored on your hard drive. Again this option does nothing to your hard drive it reads a file from the drive and rewrites it to the PS3 system.

Here is a video of the recovery screen.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0SPmkV-jco

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3 get a new hdd put it in the ps3 and format

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