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Took PS3 on plane as carry on, now I get a ?cannot find harddisk"

Took my PS3 on a plane as carry on, it went through the x-ray machine, it was not mishandled and I never used it at my destination. When I returned home, I turned it on only to get a “cannot find hard disk” error message. Suggestions/Solutions?

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  • ralmaguer Apr 29, 2010

    Thank you much for the tip. I will give it a shot and get back to you!

  • ralmaguer Apr 29, 2010

    Thank you much for the tip. I will give it a shot and get back to you!

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The X-Ray machine most likely wiped your hard drive. To check, take off the side door, take out the hard drive, put it back in and see if it recognizes it. If not, reformat the hard drive in your computer and return it to the PS3. If this still doesn't work, buy a new hard drive for the system. Any size 2.5" laptop hard drive will work.

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

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