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Ive dropped my ps3 and now it says cant find hard disk

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Either its jolted the connection to the hard drive or the hard drive has been damaged, but you can replace it, its just a pc hdd

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I dropped my ps3 and now its sayin it cant find its hard disk. how do i fix this?

If under warranty, ship to Sony. If not, check to make sure the hard drive in secure in it's hatch. There is a decent chance that,
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If it is 2 or 3, then you'll need to get repairs or buy a new console.

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Hello folks,
Please try the following and see if it helps:
  • Unplug the PS3 and let it sit for approximately 10-15 minutes.
  • After letting it sit, plug it back in and let some electricity get to the battery inside the system.
  • Please wait 3-5 minutes, then turn it on.
Good luck and take care,

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