Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
My ps3 says the hard drive is corrupted press x to restart. What can I do to fix it and will I lose my data?
You can try reformatting your hard drive...on your xmb go to settings>system settings>format utility
just know if u do this you'll lose all and everything on your hard drive.
if that doesn't work you can replace your hard drive. if you look on the left side of your ps3 you see a tab that reads "remove this tab to replace your hard drive"
if your looking at it there is a small groove on the right side where you can use a small screw driver to lift it open.
once thats done you'll be looking at the hard drive. notice the small screw holding it in place. *CAREFUL YOU DO NOT WANT TO STRIP THE HEAD OF THE SCREW* use the right size screwdriver and note that the screw is on very tight. so using the correct screw driver push in with little force as you begin to loosen the screw.
once the screw is off you should be able to lift the metal tab and be able to slide the hard drive to the right. once thats done just pull it out of your ps3 using the same tab
now put in the new hard drive into your ps3 as far as it'll go and slide it to the left to connect the hard drive to the ps3. you won't see it but you'll feel it sliding into place.
once thats snuggly in place screw on the screw being careful not to strip the head and making sure its on tight. and finally replace the plastic tab to cover the hard drive.
once all of that is done you'll have to reformat the new hard drive for your ps3 to recognize it.
Posted on May 02, 2010
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