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Hold the power button for 5 seconds a menu will popup, choose to format u hard disk it might take time but it will work okkk :)

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Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console My PS3 hard disk is corrupted, It say to restore i put restore and nothing had been restored Bid

Corrupted hard disk? Lets see....

You could attempt to boot up the PS3 in safe mode and restore the file system (should delete any corrupted data). Describing how to start up your PS3 in safe mode would just be confusing, so instead here's a link to the official page on the PS3 Safe Mode feature.

Follow the instructions, and then I'd say try options 3 (Restore File System). If that doesn't work, try 4 or 5 (Rebuild Database or Restore PS3 System).

If that fails, you could just replace the hard drive. The PS3 uses standard 2.5inch SATA laptop/notebook hard drives (5400 or 7200 RPM). They can be found online at any computer parts website; for example, Tigerdirect.

If somehow the new hard drive doesn't fix it, or you don't feel like buying a new hard drive, you could send the PS3 back to Sony. If you're under warranty it's free; otherwise it's expensive (150$ I believe).

If you request the repair service, they send you a box, you put the PS3 in it and ship it back to them. A month or 2 later they send you a fixed/different PS3. Simple, but takes forever to get a working PS3 back which is why I suggest you try a new hard drive first.

Anyways, hope you get it working soon!

Mar 22, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 hard drive is corrupted. How do I get the PS3 software in the new hard drive?

What do you mean? if you mean that you have a new hard drive, then just install it where the old one is and continue normal operation. obviously, you will not have any data stored on the old drive. If your new drive is corrupt, you are SOL, as you can't "uncorrupt" corrupted data. Actually, i think you can, but it is a time consuming, cost-prhibitive procedure.

Feb 17, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 says my hard drive is corrupted and can restore by pushing X, Then it restarts and needs to the same process. How can i fix this?

probably your hard drive is corrupted if this problem persist after formating maybe it is time to change the hard drive of your ps3


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Jan 22, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Corrupt ps3 hard drive recover data

NO, there is NOTHING you can do. The drive is encrypted by the PS3.

The ONLY thing you can do is replace the hard drive with a new drive and keep the old drive somewhere safe until the PS3 is hacked.

That's it!

Nov 19, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 says hard drive corrupted and then freezes

the hard drives corrupted try formatin the hardrive and if that dosent fix it the Hard drives broken you can replace the PS3 hard drive or get it replaced if your still in warrenty

Jul 11, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hard Drive PS3

Hi there,

The easiest method of working around a Corrupted hard drive is this.

You need to go out and purchase a 3.5" SATA USB Enclosure. they are quite cheap.
you then must remove your Hard drive from the PS3 and insert it into the enclosure.
connect the enclosure to your PC, the HD Will show up in your computer, you must then perform a FULL FORMAT on the harddrive under the FAT32 Format.

Once done, re-insert your hard-drive, and the problems should have gone !

If they do persist or the hard drive is still corrupted, i would suggest contacting sony Customer support !

Hope this helps ?!

Oct 28, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Corrupted hard drive

All you need is a friend with a ps3!! Swap the hdd's and boot up your friends ps3, format the hdd, put it back in your ps3 and you may need to format it again.

Aug 10, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Corrupted hard drive

Hey michael25,

When a Playstation 3 encounters an issue where data has become damaged or corrupt, the PS3 should normally prompt users to perform a system restore. In some cases simply restoring the PS3 will resolve the problem, but in the event that it doesn't further actions may be necessary.

Should a system restore fail, I would first suggest contacting Sony directly for service if you are still within the manufacturer's warranty. In many instances Sony is able to repair or replace defective hard drives within a few business days, but this would require you to ship the PS3 to them for the duration.

Alternatively, you may always either install a replacement hard drive yourself or attempt hard drive repair using third-party recovery tools. According to Sony, simply replacing or upgrading your hard drive does not void your warranty coverage. Please keep in mind that this coverage may not necessarily include third-party recovery tools (such as Microsoft's CHKDSK, Seagate's SeaTools, etc.), so you may wish to refer to your owner's manual documentation for confirmation before using a recovery tool option.

For step-by-step instructions on how to replace your PS3's hard drive, I would suggest checking out this article from Sony's online support database for more information:

Hope this helps you out.

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Jun 03, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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