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Help when i turn the ps3 on it says hard drive curropted. reseting do not turn off then it turns it self off then back on and does the same thing over and over. do i need a whole new harddrive now?

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    My PS 3 hard disc says it is corrupt, trys to restore it self, but does it again.




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Try to format the hardrive in the ps3 system if you cannot access the option in the ps3 in formatting your hardrive you can remove the harddrive from your ps3 and connect it on the PC and format it there

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1. Turn off Playstation®3.

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

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the only thing that you can do is to replace your hardrive and then reset it this will clear any error messages that you may have had because of your hardrive being corrupted

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I have a corrupted file on my ps3 and it trys to repair it self after 30 goes right back to the same screen. HELP!!!

Your problem may be more widespread than just that one file. The file system on your hard drive may be corrupt. You can try to reformat the entire hard drive in an attempt to remove all the errors in the PS3 data, or you can buy a new hard drive. You may have to replace the hard drive if the hard drive is failing, and therefore not reading or writing data properly.

To reformat the drive, in the PS3 menu:
NOTE: This will erase everything you saved on the hard drive.

1) Go to the Settings menu, then select System Settings.
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To replace the Hard Drive, buy any 2.5 inch notebook hard drive that has a serial ATA connection. Then remove the old hard drive from the left side of the PS3 and install the new hard drive.

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