Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
When i turn on my PS3 the Sony Computer Entertainment thing comes on followed by the wavy lines then either freezes or continues doing that instead of the menu loading up. What can I do ?
I think i've found two solutions with one being the easiest, hassle-free and no-cost solution and the other simply alternative DI solution.
1) I phoned Sony Customer Support andthe person i spoke to was really polite and organised a'striaight-swap' console-for-console. They are sending a courier to myhouse with a new ps3 with the 40gb hard drive, similar to that in my'damaged' console.
They said dont give them any cables, games or even the hard drive which you can take out and keep-they are quite literally swapping my old machine for a new one, which comes with apre-fitted hdd.
I phoned them on Monday and they said it would arrive sometime on Thursday.
I strongly suggest anyone with this kind of problem and minimal, otherwise no experince of replacing hard-drive's themselves to do the same -after all, no extra costs are required, only a few days without yourconsole.
2) I'm not entirely sure about people outside of the UK, but if you go to www.play.com, you will find a cheap and affordable-for-what-it's-worth hard drive that you can fit in and as gamerfixer07 has stated, 9 times out of 10, it will work.
The HDD specs are:
-Western Digital (brand)
-2.5" (of course)
-5400 rpm (don't ever get 7200 rpm unless you wanna burn your ps3)
-good seek speed
-£49.99 (Hey! The Pound is getting weak because of our economy and its almost £1 = 1 EURO).
I've ordered mine because 40GB is not enough for HD films/TV shows, despite Sony giving me one anyway which is nice of them.
I hope this helps.
Please leave some feedback if everything is ok. Thanks!
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
Gamerfixer07 is right...just switch the hard drive and it's all good from there. It just formats the drive and youre good. Unfortunately your game saved data is gone but at least it works.
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
You can find new HDD with warranties from Seagate for $35-60 on ebay, just be careful who you order it from.
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
The biggest problem that causes this is a bad hard drive. As it powers up the PS3 tries to pull info from the hard drive. If it is internally damaged then the whole system will stop booting. I have run into this many times. A new hard drive solves the problem 9 out of 10 times.
BTW, the hard drive is produced by Seagate, not Sony. My motto is...."if it was made by a human, it will break!"
I hope this helps. Good luck to all of you!!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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