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Ps3 cannot find hard drive

I need to know what to do with my son's ps3 i got him for Christmas. it is now not able to detect the hard drive. apparently a "friend" was added than deleted on call of duty 4 after porn started popping up. it's an 80 gig and i have no intentions of buying another one!!!! HELP!

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  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2008

    was playing call of duty 4 and the playstation claims it cannot dectect the hardrive. anybody know the problem

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    my PS3 cannot start.The correct hard disk was not found.What I have to do? Thanks

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    I'm having the exact same problem with mine.

    It says the exact same thing.



    What am i supposed to do to fix this?

    I'm not paying $400 again!

  • xjessica_92 Jan 29, 2009

    When i turn on my PS3 a message pops up that says

    "cannot start. The correct harddisk was not found"



    What does this mean?

    Is there anything i can do with my own hands to

    fix this?

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Try formatting the HDD through the settings, or....try taking out the HDD, plug in the HDD to a computer using apropriate adapters and erase it that way

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My 40gb station is having them problems is it because its 40gb they cannot fix the problem with not reading the hard drive because i doesnt work the same way as the 60gb the 40gb doesnt do the beeps like i have been told

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If you are getting a hard drive detection error message then one of 2 things have happened ether the master boot record on the hard drive got corrupted or the drive has gone bad. The link below will take you through formatting the drive with your computer. If this does not fix the problem then you will need to replace the hard drive.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4853494-fix_playstation_3_corrupted_hard_drive

Let me know if you have any more problems or question

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Since your old hard drive would see the firmware update then the issue most likely was with the 500gb hard drive. Some times the drives come with a pre format that could have caused a problem with the PS3 detecting the hard drive.

I would try going through the like below to format the hard drive on the PS3 to see if this makes a difference.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4853494-fix_playstation_3_corrupted_hard_drive

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions

Issken
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Restored my ps3 system. Now the ps3 system does not reconize the hard disk. Also will say on reboot, cannot find the hard disk.


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If the hard drive is not being detected ether you have lost the file table on the hard drive or the drive is having hard ware problems. The link below will take you through formatting the drive with a computer and seeing if the drive is having hardware problems.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4853494-fix_playstation_3_corrupted_hard_drive

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions

Issken
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Every time i put the ps3 on it comes up connot start the correct hard disk has not bein found


shea_donnell

If you are having trouble with your hard drive being detected this is a sign that there could be corrupted data on the hard drive or actually something wrong with the hard drive. The link will take you formating the if needed. If you still have trouble then the problem is with the hard drive its self.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4853494-fix_playstation_3_corrupted_hard_drive

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions

Issken
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since the BD discs are read only and nothing is stored on them like game saves, your son wont lose any saves he has becasue they are stored on the ps3 hard drive.

i would suggest if you do send the console to sony i would back up the contents of the drive just incase they decide to wipe it clean.

you can perform a backup from the setting menus on the ps3.

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no sorry you need to buy a new one

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