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Cannot locate hard disk drive...

When i power on the system the green and blue light flashes and then it power off. and then it shows that it cannot locate the hard disk drive...

No picture and no connection???????

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  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2008

    cannot find hard disc

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Its because the HDD (hard disk drive) has failed. Just replace with any SATA 2.5'' Laptop HDD. Install. Power on. And follow the setup.

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My xbox 360 is now showing flashing 1 red light on and off


These steps are taken from the support site as always, it's the first website where you should look.

Solution 1: Disconnect and reconnect cables
Here's how:
  1. Turn off your Xbox 360 console.
  2. Unplug all memory units, controllers, and accessories from your console.
  3. Unplug everything from the back of your console, including power and video cables.
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    Don't remove the hard drive.
  1. Reconnect your console's power supply.
  2. Reconnect each accessory one at a time, starting with a controller.
  3. After you've reconnected every accessory, turn the console on.
Solution 2: Remove the hard drive
To see whether the problem involves the original Xbox 360 Hard Drive, temporarily remove the hard disk drive. Here's how.
Note Not all Xbox 360 consoles include a hard drive. If your Xbox 360 console doesn't have a hard drive, to go Solution 3.
  1. Turn off the console.
  2. Locate the hard drive on the top of the console (or on the left side, depending on how the console is oriented).
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  • Press the release button on the hard drive.
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  • Lift the hard drive away from the console.
hdseparating.jpg If these steps resolve the issue, reattach the hard drive to verify that the error occurs only when your Xbox 360 Hard Drive is connected.

Solution 3: Disconnect memory units or USB flash drives
Here's how:
  1. Turn off your Xbox 360 console.
  2. Unplug any memory units or USB flash drives attached to your console.
  3. Turn on the console.
If these steps resolve the problem, reattach the memory unit or USB flash drive to make sure the error occurs only when it's connected. If this is true, order a replacement memory unit or use another USB flash drive.

Solution 4: Request a repair
If the previous steps don't resolve the single flashing red light issue, there are no additional troubleshooting steps. Your original Xbox 360 console must be repaired at our service center. Start the repair process online.

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on Jul 05, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PLAYSTATION3 80 GB has lights flashing:green,yellow,green then flashing red.had a dvd disk that would not eject.i took it apart and removed disk.the dvd had some damage in one spot.playstation will no


Hi there James
it seems to me like you have the yellow light of death, but don't worry this is something that can be fixed.
You have two options here
Option1 you can send the console to SONY for $150, they will send you a refurbished model oh and all data may be lost. The whole process usually takes about 4-6 weeks.
Option 2You can fix the problem at home with a PS3 repair guide worth only $40 a 3rd of the cost of sony, the ps3 will be fixed within the next hour or 2.
Hope this helps

Nov 26, 2011 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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When i turn on my ps3 it says the correct hard drive cant be found. also the blue light is not on only the green power light


First of all the blue light will only be on if a disc in the in system. If the disc is in and no blue light I am not sure what the problem is. As far as the hard drive. You can do a system restore. If will format your hard drive and you will lose all saved game data and anything else you had on the drive. If you downloaded items from the playstation store, you can download them again. Just deactivate your system from the store if yoc. You might also try removing the hard drive and then putting it back in. See if it came lose at all.

Dec 22, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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WHEN SWITCHED ON GREEN LIGHTS COMES ON FOR 5 SECONDS THEN GREEN THEN RED FLASHES.


you have got a hardware problem with your console, please check if your PS3 is facing overheating problems or not, If your PS3 is still under warranty make sure you use some compressed air to clear any and all dust out of the system. If Sony gets your machine and there is too much dust they'll say sorry and void your warranty

Check if dusting off the console and power connection works or not, if this does not work you can try following steps to address the red flashing light problem

1. Pull out your hard drive from your PS3

2. Connect the hard drive to your PC

3. Do a FULL format, not a quick one (a quick format just formats the boot section and root directory of the hard drive, and not the data on the hard drive. We want the hard drive blanked out). Make sure to do it in FAT32 (if you can). To format the HDD you'll need to go to Control Panel --> Administrative Tools --> Computer Management. This has an older windows feel to it, but on the left hand side you'll see Storage, under that (you may have to click and expand it) you'll see Disk Management. Click on that, in the middle window will come up the hard drives.

You should see it there (It'll likely have a series of letters, followed by numbers). You may not be able to format it into FAT32 format with it being such a large disk drive (windows doesn't like giving you any non-MS file format for large disks). But doing a NTFS format should work. There are a few programs that will allow you to format it into FAT32 if you can't with that program.

4. Put the hard drive back in the PS3 (be ready with a USB thumbdrive with the system software on it).

5. Hopefully, your PS3 will boot up, and prompt you to install the software on to the hard drive.

6. Time to download all your stuff again Then, back to gaming

If the above steps do not help, please send your console to Sony Customer Support for repairs

Nov 25, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation 3 will not come on. Red power light will come on to green but the blue light will never come on. T.V. screen stays black. And Remote can not find playstation I guess. Lights on remote just...


HI, this is a typical hard disk failure issue here, you will need to have Sony replace this damaged hard disk asap, if possible.

The hard disk is corrupt.

Jul 22, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Xbox red green flashing lights


r they all red or only certain ones the most common thing to check first are the av cables/hdmi cable from the xbox to the tv.. if they are loose on the xbox it will show the red ring in a sequence make sure their tight...if this does not fix it YOU HAVE THE RED RING OF DEATH its either overheated or you have a bad disk drive or something internal....you will need to call microsoft

Feb 23, 2009 | Video Game Consoles

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Power switch


get the hard drive replaced. it has the system on it and when your mom dropped the ps3 it jolted the hard drive and likely killed it.

send it back to sony. it will cost you quite a bit to do that.

ps. the board is also probably cracked and may have other damages that cannot be seen.

bottom line: DO NOT DROP ANY TYPE OF ELECTRONICS. THEY DON'T LIKE IT!!! :)

Aug 07, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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