Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
For everyone I also put this walk through together to format the hard drive on your computer if needed. I have found some cases where you needed to do this because a quick format that the PS3 is not completely fixing the issue.
Posted on Jun 01, 2010
Hi my hard drive is corrupted on my platstation 3 i restore it but it keeps saying hard drive corrupted can you help please thanks anita
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
I see that you are getting the message saying hard disk is corrupted. The cause of the issue might be due to various reasons. to isolate and resolve the issue, I recommend you to perform the steps given in the below link:
If your not able to resolve the issue by your self
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Posted on Apr 12, 2008
Guys ive only just got my ps3 and now it keeps comming up i need to restore my ps3 because its corrupt.... once i restore it, it comes up again with the restore screen? any help would be greatful as ive tried fixing it but cant.... will i have to replace the HDD?
Posted on May 17, 2010
Hi my ps3 says cannot start the corect hard disc was not found please help
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
How do i take my hdd out of my ps3?
Posted on Sep 30, 2008
I have the same prob, found out last night i'm gonna claim on sonys warranty
Posted on Apr 15, 2008
Hey, it happened to me and when i get home i will try this!!! Turn ps3 on turn it off, wait 20 seconds, then just keep doing that and i am pretty sure that works fine! i can't remember the link but that is what it said to do!
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
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Posted on Mar 11, 2008
there are bad sectors on the hard drive which is why it keeps restoring cause it can never read all the info properly.
My suggestion would be to get a new 80 gig hard drive, put it in there, reformat it and youll have a great working system.
Posted on Jun 28, 2009
This is happening because your console is not recognizing the HDD (hard drive) for what ever reason. The corrupted files are about to do damage to your console, and a PS3 will not turn on if it thinks further damage will occur. Here are two things you can do;
1. Try accessing the HDD reset menu. Here's how you do this: With a solid red light showing, hold down both the power & eject buttons. You're going to hear a single beep, then a double beep. Once you hear the double beep, release both buttons. You'll get a message on your TV saying "connect your controller using USB". Following all the instructions will lead you to a 6 item menu. You are going to choose number 3. If that option doesn't work, pick number 6. BE WARNED!!! Number 6 will delete ALL of your saved memory! I know that really sucks, but this may be the only way to save your console short of repair. You can "back-up" your saved data using a "USB storage device" Like a memory stick or even your iPod.
If none of this works, or the console just won't let you do the "double button" thing, it'll need to be repaired. You can contact PSR repairs at www.psr1.com. They are really great! They do both warranty & non-warranty repair work for a very decent price. I hope I helped. Good luck, Indra!
Posted on May 30, 2009
hold power up front until you hear 3 beeps then remove fingr. hold power up front again till you hear 2 beeps then a double beep. connect remote via usb press ps button and pick option 3 it will not erase anything.
Posted on Oct 18, 2009
Please refer to this link for ways to troubleshoot the hard drive and sometimes if you are lucky you can recover the problem - however if these solutions fail the unit will have to be sent in for repair I am afraid.
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Posted on Nov 21, 2009
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Put your PS3 in Standby Mode. The first thing your going to want to know is your model number. It can be found on the back panel of the PS3 on the serial number label, and it will begin with CECH. Example - Serial: XXXXXXXXXXXX-CECHXXX -
For models: CECHA01, BO1, E01, E01MG, G01, H01, H01MG, K01, LO1, AND P01, it will have a power switch on the back. Flip it off then back on and you will have a solid red indicator light on the front.
For models: CECH-2001A and 2001B, press the power button on the front until the indicator light turns red. If all else fails unplug the power cord and plug it back
Time to enter Safe Mode. Press and hold your finger over the power button on the front until you hear three beeps and the indicator light goes back to red. Then release the button. (The second you touch it you will hear a beep, that's the first beep. Five seconds later a second beep, another five seconds the third and final beep will sound then the indicator light will return to red.)
Press and hold your finger over the power button again until you hear a quick double beep. The release the button. (The second you touch it you will hear a beep, that's the first beep. Five seconds later a second beep, another five seconds you will hear the double beep.)
You will then see this screen. "Connect the controller with the USB cable, then press the PS button".
Connect the USB cable to the USB port on the front of your PS3 and the top of your game controller, (between the left and right bumpers). Then Press the PS button in the center of the controller.
You will then see this screen. -REMINDER: -BY DOING THE FOLLOWING ALL OF YOUR DATA ON YOUR PS3 WILL BE LOST, YOUR ONLINE STATS ARE ON THE NETWORK SO YOU WILL GET THAT STUFF BACK, INCLUDING GAMES AND ADDONS YOU BOUGHT FROM THE PSN.-
Select option number 5. (Restore PS3 System). Then select yes to perform step. You will then see this screen. "The hard disk's file system is corrupt and will be restored.
The PS3 will then restart. You will see many different languages, all that is is saying is, "Connect the controller with the USB cable, then press the PS button". Press the PS button and set your settings when it finishes it will start up and its fixed!
I wish you good luck.
Posted on Mar 18, 2010
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