Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3's hard disk file system is corrupted

My ps3 wont restore!!After the message hard disk file system is corrupted start restore comes up I start the restore and back to the same message.Please help me cant play games,Blu Ray,music or anything!!!Im dieing!!

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  • Dueme Apr 22, 2008

    Same thing here... "Rebuilding Database.. Do not turn off the system" it's stuck at 35% - I've watched the HDD accesslight and when it reaches 35% it goes out and then no more progress. I'm getting pissed about Sony's firmware update that probably caused this. I've been fine for over a year now and well - why should I pay to repair something that Sony caused? Has anyone else had this problem and repaired it yet? HOW?

  • Anonymous May 04, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. I've restored the stupid thing like a billion times. From what i hear, GTA4 has been locking up the ps3s ( like what happened to mine ). But, of course, because it was their game that froze while loading, and then broke my hard disk, i have to pay for it. Tough luck huh?

  • hey stupid May 05, 2008

    Same problem, HD corrupt, freezes @ 13% restore? Do i wait 4 months and send 2 sony or buy a new harddrive? what can i do?

  • Anonymous May 05, 2008

    My ps3 wont restore!!After the message hard disk file system is corrupted start restore comes up I start the restore and back to the same message.Please help me cant play games

  • Anonymous May 05, 2008

    same problem also GTA4 on loading distroyed my hard drive????

  • Anonymous May 10, 2008

    ****

  • Dault12 May 13, 2008

    Same problem, it says hard disk file system corrupted, and i can't get it to restore. It says it is but then it restarts with the same error message. Please help, what do I do?

  • Anonymous May 16, 2008

    It says restore hard disk but then it dosent download anything.

  • GMONEY3139 May 18, 2008

    im gonna freak out!.. im having the same problem, its saying theres an error on the hard disk and needs to restore! but when i do it it restarts and the same stupid message comes back up@!.. is there a way to bypass that message to get to the xmb bar ,so i can format my harddisk??..please help for the love of god!...im dieing here!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous May 19, 2008

    yes i am having the same problem i have come to a decision that ps3 is **** i am so tempted to move on to xbox 360

  • Anonymous May 19, 2008

    HELP ME FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.im havin the same problem. it just won't let me do any thing i've even been pricing up new hard drives is there any other?????????????????????????????/

  • Anonymous May 20, 2008

    SAME THING WITH MINE

  • deyarna May 23, 2008

    My ps3 wont restore!!After the message hard disk file system is corrupted start restore comes up I start the restore and back to the same message.Please help me cant play games,Blu Ray,music or anything!!!Im dieing!!

  • Anonymous May 25, 2008

    same problem

  • smkkmk May 25, 2008

    try this http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support...

    and down load the seagate discwizard. Now hook your hard drive to your PC with a usb 2.0 to sata/ide. The free software will recognize your hard disc. Now reformat. I fixed my ps3 hdd by doing this. Good Luck...

  • Anonymous May 25, 2008

    My ps3 wont restore!!After the message hard disk file system is corrupted start restore comes up I start the restore and back to the same message.Please help me cant play games,Blu Ray,music or anything

  • Anonymous May 25, 2008

    My ps3 wont restore!!After the message hard disk file system is corrupted start restore comes up I start the restore and back to the same message.Please help me cant play games,Blu Ray,music or anything

  • rickybooby May 29, 2008

    my ps3 stays stuck at the corrupt file menu and it does not restore

  • Anonymous May 31, 2008

    My ps3 wont restore!!After the message hard disk file system is corrupted start restore comes up I start the restore and back to the same message.Please help me cant play games,Blu Ray,music or anything!!!Im dieing!!

  • Coleandkaren May 31, 2008

    During a movie my playstation froze. I tried everything...restarting the console, letting it sit for a while, then I found a system restore..I tried it now the console won't get past the screen saying System must be formated...The controllers won't work they just flash...I just got this system 2.5 months ago..please help me!! Thanks so much.

  • Anonymous Jun 02, 2008

    I just got done playing a game, turned of the system, and turned it back on 10 min. later and it sais rebuilding data base and cant play games!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Jun 03, 2008

    same thing GT messed up my hard disk, it wont restore...whats the best thing to do?

  • Anonymous Jun 04, 2008

    when i switch my ps3 on all that comes up is the hard disk's file system is corrupted and will be restored press the ps button to begin use.i press that nothin happens so i press the x butten it starts to load up a green bar that fills up then it just goes back to the hard disk's file system is corrupted

  • Anonymous Jun 04, 2008

    when i switch my ps3 on all that comes up is the hard disk's file system is corrupted and will be restored press the ps button to begin use.i press that nothin happens so i press the x butten it starts to load up a green bar that fills up then it just goes back to the hard disk's file system is corrupted

  • southeastman Jun 07, 2008

    my ps3 data is currpeted and it says press ok to fix problem but when the loading bar comes up the computer turns off then back on with the same question

  • JackKite Jun 14, 2008

    It says to restore my PS3 hard disc, so i click restore and it goes up to 100%, restarts itself and then it comes up with th same message over and over again! What do i do?!

  • Delapre Jun 19, 2008

    Same message, same problem... how do you resolve it? Dawn

  • Anonymous Jun 20, 2008

    i have exactly the same problem i bought a ps3 for 30 pound because it was broke and sayin file system corrupt.it restored and kept on saying it..any1 kno how to fix it..let me kno..

  • molina223 Jun 21, 2008

    my problem is the same as everyone else its says it corrupt and will restore and after loading it resets and same menu come up over and over again, i have no money to buy a new one , what do i do

  • Anonymous Jun 22, 2008

    Yup Same thing dunno what to do ima try to work something out

  • gavmcgrath Jun 24, 2008

    the same keeps happening with mine..same problem and the same screen just keeps coming up over and over again.

  • Anonymous Jun 24, 2008

    my email bigmikemikev@yahoo.com please help

  • Anonymous Jun 26, 2008

    second time gta 4 has corrupted the ps3 hdd, had to get the first ps3 replaced.

  • weswanamaker Jun 26, 2008

    my ps3 keeps restoring and it won't stop. HELP ME!!!

  • corykwit Jun 27, 2008

    when i tryed to play the first game in there it wanted me download a software i did then wanted me to agree i did then it restarted then a message came up say hard disks file is corrupted it loads 1005 nothing happens

  • Anonymous Jun 27, 2008

    The Best way to fix a problem like this is to use a PS3 Repair Guide.

    You can find a good one here:


    www.PS3RepairsGuide.com

  • Anonymous Jun 27, 2008

    same thing with me

  • rexg213 Jun 30, 2008

    My ps3 wont restore!!After the message hard disk file system is corrupted start restore comes up I start the restore and back to the same message.PLeas helpp!!

  • Anonymous Jul 02, 2008

    I am having the same problem!

  • Anonymous Jul 02, 2008

    My ps3 wont restore!!After the message hard disk file system is corrupted start restore comes up I start the restore and back to the same message.Please help me cant play games,Blu Ray,music or anything!!!

  • wahabcares4u Jul 04, 2008

    My PS3's hard disk file system is corrupted problem,

  • Anonymous Jul 08, 2008

    we have the same problem mentioned..corrupt file..says it is gonna restore..when it does the same message comes back..have not tryed much cause am not to good at that sorta thing..would appreciate any help..

  • Anonymous Jul 08, 2008

    we get message,,file corrupt..will restore..when it is complete..same message appears..have not tryed much cause am no good at that sorta thing..would appreciate any help..thanks..larry

  • Anonymous Jul 15, 2008

    goes to restore then restores goes back same message

  • prettyboyzig Jul 16, 2008

    says harddisk data corrupted

  • subzeroheat Jul 16, 2008

    the ps3 is not restoring even though the screen shows it restoring to 100%.

    The system switches off and on again with the same message popping out.... some hard disc files corrupted...press 'x' to restore....



    please help....

  • malfred Jul 17, 2008

    please help me i got my ps3 from argos and they said wait for 2 hours and it will work :|

  • Matty111 Jul 23, 2008

    Same problem here....after I had been playing GTAIV fo about a week. I can't restore. It just keeps locking up after I restart and turn it on again. OMG! hs i death. Can anyone help?

  • Anonymous Jul 24, 2008

    i have the same problem. How do i fix

  • awire Jul 25, 2008

    have been playn gta 4 fr 3 days now and today it had an update which refused to install and from the onm i havent been able to restore my hard disk!never thought it would be hard to just turn on a console and play a damn game

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2008

    ps3 wont work anymore

  • Anonymous Aug 03, 2008

    I have switched the ps3 off and removed all leads and unpluged it from the mains . Then i refitted all leads then switched back on but i still have the same problem can you PLEASE HELP

  • lamby07 Aug 05, 2008

    aaahhh my bloody ps3 is fudged it keeps coming up with the same thing your hard disk file system is corrupted plz tell me how too get round this because im not a tech person in the slightest x

  • lamby07 Aug 05, 2008

    gah im sick of this **** just wont work i got tht problem when the hard disk file system is corrupted =/ havent got clue plz help me im not tech wizard in the slightest

  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    my ps3 is stuffed up comes up with hard disk file is corrupt plz help me

  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    i have the same problem but i have taken the HD out and slid it back in and it is just coming up with the same Hrd disk file systemis corrupt and when i try to restore it, it resets my ps3 and comes up with the same message again

  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    i have the same problem, when i take the HD out and put it back in my PS3 just comes up withe the same message again, can some help

  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    dfdfd

  • twebb227 Aug 07, 2008

    i got the problem turn it on then the **** pops up u no but i bout the hulk for ps3 then u no the formatt problem i dnt wanna buy a new 1 from walmart.com but dont wanna send it bac to sony mom trippin bout it and and how do u hook it up to a pc,and just gemme sum help



    twebb227@aol.com

  • KyleRees Aug 07, 2008

    my ps3 disk file is corrupted , I restore it then the message pops up again and again . i cant use my ps3 at all . please help im crying my eyes out!

  • adfghghgjhjh Aug 09, 2008

    its says my hard disk files are corrupted

  • josuepineda2 Aug 19, 2008

    My PS3 Says That My HardDisk Is Corrupted and It Says That Its Going To
    Restore But It Just Turns Off and On and It Does The Same Thing Over and Over.


  • rykirb Aug 19, 2008

    hard disk falure and corrupted data

  • alexjadavis Aug 20, 2008

    My ps3
    wont restore!!After the message hard disk file system is corrupted
    start restore comes up I start the restore and back to the same
    message.Please help me cant play games,Blu Ray,music or anything

  • Citations Aug 22, 2008

    We have a new PS3 with 80gb drive (4weeks old) and am getting the message the the Hard Disk file system is corrupted. When you do the restore it goes through the process then takes you back to the same screen saying it is still corrupted. Is there anything that can be done short of returning it?

  • unknown42 Sep 01, 2008

    when i turn it on it says hard disk file has currupted then i click x then it does it all over again this has been happening for 2 months



  • wilking Sep 03, 2008

    ps3 hard disk crrupted

  • mesam88 Sep 06, 2008

    FUK SAKE THE SAME PROBLEM IVE GOT MAN
    THE STUPID PS3 60GB KEEPS REPEATING ITS SELF ARRHH



  • giants007 Sep 06, 2008

    i just bought madden09 and instaled it then my ps3 said the harddrive was coruped. after pressing restore about 15 times i gave up .the weird thing is i was playing it 2 hours before.

  • numba1_skata Sep 07, 2008

    I'm almost about to say **** sony and there ******* PS3.....i've tried restoring over 10 times......I ALMOST WANT TO SUE........I WANT TO KNOW HOW THE **** I CAN FIX THIS....it's killing me not being able to dominate people online at medal of honor airbourne.......

  • Anonymous Sep 18, 2008

    45 times

    ive tried 45 times to restore and it keeps coming up" hard disk file corrupted"

    my 400 buck down the drain

  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008

    Exactly the same thing has happened to us, bought it Christmas 07, been working absolutely fine, now this has happened.



    Had to phone Sony who are sending us out a new one but all those hours and saved game play, plus music are gone. pants.

  • kjhgfdsa Oct 17, 2008

    what can be done to fix this problem



  • antoniokoh00 Oct 17, 2008

    My PS3 has the same hardware disc corruption problem. Tried numerous times to restore but nothing. Any solutions?

  • Anonymous Oct 21, 2008

    Everytime i cut on my ps3 it says that my hard disk has file i dont know what to do someone help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Oct 25, 2008

    yeh me too it is the 3rd time now

  • Anonymous Oct 29, 2008

    my playstation3 has the same problem

  • Anonymous Oct 29, 2008

    my ps3 hard disk file system is corrupted.The system gives option to restore but it doesnt work same problem comes up

  • frazich Nov 13, 2008

    I am having same issue!

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    my ps3 won't start any games, it says error the game cant start or somethin' but the dvd works fine, but the games sometimes play but when it starts to freeze, the audio turns off then shortly the game freezes. HELP?

  • jrshoe5714 Dec 26, 2008

    I just got my PS3 a few days ago, and recently just came across this issue as well. I'm not sure exactly what happened. I took my disc out to try and access the main menu upon booting up and that same message came up ("Your hard disk is corrupted and needs to be restored.") and continues to loop each time I attempt to restore it.

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    yeah same problem here please help me solve it

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    i got the same prob

  • t_smith69_1 Dec 28, 2008

    When i turn my ps3 on it says my hard disk file is corrupted and needs to restore. Every time I hit restore it shows the same message and i cant play it.

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    once i put my gta iv game in it wouldnt go to the game. so i put another game in then the restore thing came up. i pressed restore like 10 times but it didnt restore. wanted to kill someone please help dying to play vid games

  • itsmee27 Jan 05, 2009

    my ps3s hard disk is corrupted and it wont restore

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    i turned off my system while it was saving then the next day it said the profile was corrupted

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    i turned it off then tured it back on later it and then it didn't work

  • lewis thorne Jan 13, 2009

    my ps3 says its corrupted and needs restoring so i restore it so it restores and then says it again i restored it about 7 times but it keeps on saying it

  • aaron slattery Jan 18, 2009

    i got the same proplem, the restore thing and the start does nothing (btw does yours take longer to start up) aparently if you turn ps3 off, take out hard drive, turn ps3 on and then put hard drive in the format it, it will work but i dont know yet

  • zachil2 Jan 20, 2009

    I have same problem...I purchased my end of Nov 07 so I am 7 weeks past warranty....we used it very little when we first got it and then probably didn't use it at all for 4 or 5 months. Recently bought 2 new games so got it back out again and now it won't work.....Called Sony they will not warranty it even though I pointed out to them that I have found multiple sites on internet of customers stating they have had this problem. Sounds to me like it should be a recall situation.

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    everytime i start the ps3 is says the dard disk's file system is corrupted and will be restored, i push ok. It does its thing then goes right back to the same screen.

  • reddevon1994 Feb 06, 2009

    system not restoring

  • dawarrior314 Feb 19, 2009

    My ps3 wont restore!!After the message hard disk file system is corrupted start restore comes up I start the restore and back to the same message.Please help me cant play games,Blu Ray,music or anything!!!Im dieing!!

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    my ps3 hard disc files are corrupted but it says restore now but does not work

  • sccpj Feb 19, 2009

    Hard disk file is corrupted, and I run the restore, but it keeps going back to the screen "Hard disk file is corrupted"

  • kfloyd39 Feb 20, 2009

    my hard disks system is corrupted and when i press X to fix it, it loads and doesnt fix anything

  • skyllz101 Mar 01, 2009

    will not format upgrade to 2.52

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    My ps3 wont restore!!After the message hard disk file system is corrupted start restore comes up I start the restore and back to the same message.Please help me cant play games,Blu Ray,music or anything!!!Im dieing!!

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    it does the same thing and evey time i restore it it doesnt work

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    I got this random message on my PS3 one day saying my hard disks files were corrupted and would be repaired. So I pressed X and it went to work. Then when it was finished, it restarted itself and I got the same message. Please, help me!

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    My ps3 always does the restore but when i get in nothing can load

  • kfloyd39 Apr 09, 2009

    my hard disks file system is corupted, haw do i fix it?

  • iras Apr 15, 2009

    every time i start my ps3 my game gets frozen or it says error ocured in start operation and sometimes the disc the dosen't even show up when the game is about to start

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2009

    i turned it on and it said hard disk  corrupted and then i called game stop and they said take off the cover and remove it and put the new 1 in and i did and now it still says its corrupted. what should i do?
       


  • gregory_trea May 05, 2009

    i was about 2 play grand theft auto iv and the game wouldnt start. so i stoped the game and restarted it. now the screen says my hard drive is corrupted. i restored it 10 times and still nothing. whuts my next move?

  • Anonymous May 08, 2009

    the ps3 turns on and asks me to re format so i do but when its on the loading it stays on 0 percent heñpp


  • polkwallace May 17, 2009

    when i cut my ps3 on it goes to restoring system and then a blank screen and nothing ever happens i cut if on and unplugged power but same problem

  • AllenBoy52 May 20, 2009

    My PS3 hard disk is corrupted, It say to restore i put restore and nothing had been. I have the 20 GB Ps3. I just need a way to fix it PLEASE.

  • birermaje May 11, 2010







    Solution link . . . www.SonyPlaystation3.com











  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    says it has corrupted
    data and wont restore

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This happened to my husbands PS3 also. He put it into another PS3 and reformatted it and then when he got home and put it back into his it asked him to reformat again and this did the trick. It's been working ever since. He called Sony and they wanted him to send back his hard drive and they would either fix or send him a "new" refurbished one for $150. I don't think so!!

Posted on May 25, 2008

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  • ALANA THOMAS Sep 22, 2010

    I no a way to fix it hold the power button down until the system turns on and turns back back off then let the button go. Then hold the button down again it will beep once then beep twice quickly.
    Then let it go. It will tell you to plug in the usb cord and connect the controller then press the ps button. After that a menu will pop up, click NUMBER 5 (It says restore ps3 system or something) agree with everything it says and you will have to reset the date and time and all that and then its fixed!

  • William Sr.
    William Sr. Sep 25, 2010

    OMG Thank You so much danae1225 you are a God send Mrs.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are the only one on all of these sites that knew what you were talking about you are awsome

  • sugar9161 Sep 28, 2010

    danae1225 i just did this but it will not connect my controller i have connected it and pushed the ps button but nothing happens... any suggestions?

  • daz4484 Oct 03, 2010

    Thanx for the advice it worked first time, I thought i was going to have to spend loads of money on a new hard drive

    Thanx Again

  • pattho32 Oct 05, 2010

    well d** and just to think i thought i was about to hv 2 go and spend some $ smwhr.......that really worked and helped a whole lot cuz i aint know wht i was abt 2 do

  • uuuuuuli Oct 23, 2010

    how long does it take to restore? because after i clicked number 5, my screen turned black and the ps3 is still on.

  • Leon Kennedy Oct 27, 2010

    Bro thank you sooooo much for that extremely useful tip and advice!!! I was told that my PS3 was trash, throw it away etc. etc. Not only that but I have the 60G PS3 and from what I understand that is the most sought after and expensive one , hence it plays PS2 games as well and the new models dont. Either way I am forever grateful and its nice to know there is still good, honest and intelligent people out there! Plus you know the saying what goes around comes around, and I am sure you have plenty of good Karma coming your way. Again God Bless and Take Care of yourself.

    P.S. The only thing that really really hurts is that you lose all your Saved Data! And I had hundreds of hours logged in. However I would rather have my System and what the heck I get to re-do all my all time favorite games. Well got to go I have a lot of catching up and game playing to do.

    Respectfully,
    T.K.

    Thanks
    T.K.

  • v_a_l_c_o_r Oct 29, 2010

    thanks a lot!!! you just save my marriage!! HAHAHA

  • v_a_l_c_o_r Oct 29, 2010

    thanks a lot!!! you just save my marriage!! HAHAHA

  • cruiserphil Nov 09, 2010

    Brilliant. Thank you. My boys were in a panic when the corrupted disc message appeared.

  • frankib Nov 10, 2010

    great there had to be somebody smart enough to know what to do out there !!

  • patrick209 Nov 18, 2010

    it wont work for me help me plz

  • Ericka09 Nov 18, 2010

    You're amazing!!!!! Thank you so much!

  • kellywilson4 Nov 23, 2010

    Thanks very much!! It worked first time saved me a LOT of money!

  • rapturegreat Dec 01, 2010

    i have a gamestop conttroller and i tried this but when it say to connect a conttroller using a usb cable then pressing the ps button it wont do anything iv tried click it but it just will stay on the message, any help??!!

  • rapturegreat Dec 01, 2010

    i have a gamestop controller and when i did this and the message came up about the controller and pressing the ps button, i would click it, but it would do nothing just stay on the message screen, any help?!!

  • Amanda4581 Dec 03, 2010

    I never have any luck what so ever but to my surprise this worked for me it took about 3 minutes and saved me £150! Thank you so much for sharing this info I wish u a happy day ;-D

  • theboot Dec 11, 2010

    DUDE!!! You just saved Christmas! This is awesome! Anymore wisdom you can share with the world? We are soooo grateful! THANK YOU VERY MUCH! Stay Blessed!

  • mrchelseakid Dec 12, 2010

    cheers m8 nice onee

  • mrchelseakid Dec 12, 2010

    cheers m8 nicee onee :)

  • viperez15 Dec 15, 2010

    thank u soooo much

  • Hector Monsivais Dec 17, 2010

    Thankss Homiee U A guiniuse and yeah **** gamestop

  • bettsysandj Dec 19, 2010

    Thank you for posting this it worked first time saved lots of money and hassle week before xmas :-)

  • Dean Fisher Dec 26, 2010

    thanks very much danae1225 u just saved my mom £284 she well chuffed thanks again mate your a star

  • Dean Fisher Dec 26, 2010

    hey,thanks danael1225 tou just saved my mom £284 she is well chuffed thanks again mate your a star x :) omdz black ops all the way x :)

  • subliminalgh Dec 26, 2010

    i'm doing this right now. only it's been running for about 2 hours with no change. it says not to turn off the console, so i don't want to incase it ruins it more. someone previously said it took them about three minutes. is this normal for it to take so long?
    any response asap woule be great thanks

  • wagbag123 Dec 29, 2010

    u very cleaver! thank you so much

  • shelley3793 Jan 09, 2011

    Thx soo much, That was an easy fix....

  • bigmountain2 Jan 15, 2011

    thanks ur the best

  • Angelique Crockwell Jan 22, 2011

    thanks so much for your help. it always appreciated when people share information that may be helpful to others.

  • mubeenbil Jan 24, 2011

    god bless danae1225

  • labbz Jan 30, 2011

    Tried and tested, and still doesn't work.

    I've attempted this many times, however it will still eventually come up with the whole "Your filesystem is corrupt and must be restored" thing.
    There are other messages too, including something to do with having to reformat my HDD.
    I've swapped hard drives at least 3 times now to try and prevent this, but it still seems to occur.

    Been going on for almost 2 years now... I haven't been able to feel 'at home' with my console, since my first one YLOD'd on me.

  • fitzgeraldhe Feb 14, 2011

    danae1225 you are the Ps3 wizard thank you for the fix

  • joanvann Feb 26, 2011

    OMG!!!!!! I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT WAS GONNA WORK AT FIRST, BUT THEN I SAW THE LIGHT. OOOOOH THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TELLING THE TRUTH HOW TO FIX THE FILE CORRUPTED ERROR. IMMA CALL GAMESTOP TO TELL THEM THE "F" WORD FOR LYING!

  • SHNAZ Feb 26, 2011

    Worked a treat and save me from a lot of ear ache from a certain teenager Thanks A

  • akoforever22 Mar 01, 2011

    This worked for me! Thank you.

  • LORD OF WAR Mar 03, 2011

    wat if u have ps3 slim options dnt pop up wat can i do

  • jimeverson Mar 12, 2011

    thanks saved me some money

  • my4lans Mar 13, 2011

    we just wanted to thank you sooo much for that info. It worked like a charm.. Great things will always come your way.. We believe in carma ! Thanks again.

  • andijan Mar 21, 2011

    can you please add more detail about how u connected the "broken" ps3 to another working ps3? i have the same problem with the hard disk being corrupted.....plz help...thank u in advance!

  • smack250 Mar 21, 2011

    It isnt working I have the dualshock 3 controller that comes with the ps3 on purchase and all it does is flashes the 4 red lights slowly.

  • smack250 Mar 21, 2011

    i get to where it tells me to hook the controller up, so I hooked it up Pressed the button, and all it does is flashes these red lights at me, what do i do?

  • Ceville1215 Apr 07, 2011

    @Danae1225 thank you sooooo much I spent over $500 on this game for my boyfriend n I thought I was going to have to pay more thank you sooooooo much you r a life saver

  • monimart May 20, 2011

    You're a genius, brilliant,.Thanks. 3 x happy kids; 1 x happy mum.

  • Mshaw52 May 24, 2011

    i done this but after clicking on no.5 it said 'THE HARD DISK CANNOT BE ACCESSED'
    any suggestions on how i can fix this please?

  • markbarrett1 Jun 23, 2011

    @SUGAR9161 USE THE DIRECTIONAL BOTONS

  • Anonymous Jul 01, 2011

    when you say power button, is it the touch button or the button at the back?

  • jeremytherob Jul 18, 2011

    I was about to break something....but i did number 3 and it didnt work, then i found your paragraph and i did it and it work...lost all my data that wasnt online but i dont have a paper weight and thats a huge relief!! Thanks again...my gamertag ps3 is testiloma

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  • kheush Sep 12, 2011

    @sugar9161 Hi, I Just wanted to ask whether u fixed ur ps3 corrupted disk problem. I had the same exact problem, tried jess7199's solution herehttp://www.fixya.com/support/t536675-ps3... Everything goes fine until i get to the screen askin me to plugin my controller then press the PS button. Tried it a couple of times with no success. Screen just wont go away; the controller blinks a couple of times then goes off. Any suggestion would be appreciated ... Thx

  • kheush Sep 12, 2011

    @sugar9161 Hi, I Just wanted to ask whether u fixed ur ps3 corrupted disk problem. I had the same exact problem, tried jess7199's solution herehttp://www.fixya.com/support/t536675-ps3... Everything goes fine until i get to the screen askin me to plugin my controller then press the PS button. Tried it a couple of times with no success. Screen just wont go away; the controller blinks a couple of times then goes off. Any suggestion would be appreciated ... Thx

  • Mike H Dec 04, 2011

    Thank you so much danae1225. This was so simple, worked first time.

  • Tom Waite Aug 22, 2012

    My PS3's file system was corrupted and I went to the safe mode and selected restore file system. Its taking a really long time and I wanted to know how much time it usually takes.

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    kbahrmigu719 Jul 10, 2013

    1 to 6 hours

  • Gary Reese Oct 19, 2013

    I wondered how long...I tried rebuilding the database, but it was going on 24 hours ,so, I thought I'd try something else on thre menu.

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The error ecurs when u switch off your system whilst the hdd drive is saving information. the solution is:
① Verify that the power indicator on the PS3 system is solid red, and then turn off the MAIN POWER switch.
② Turn on the MAIN POWER switch, then touch and hold the power button.
③ Keep touching the power button even after you hear a short beep after 5 seconds.
④ After 10 seconds, you will hear another short beep and the system will shut down (release the button at this point).
⑤ Touch and hold the power button again.
⑥ Continue touching the power button even after you hear a short beep after 5 seconds.
⑦ Release the button when two short beeps are emitted after 7 seconds.
⑧ As instructed by the on-screen message, plug in the ps controller and press the ps button, then select restore ps3 system.

bobs your uncle , ur ps3 is working but it will start from scratch, sorry :( thank megan :)

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  • Colm O'Connor Sep 16, 2010

    Thanks so much that worked. And don't play gta4 that's what made the problem in the first place.

  • Colm O'Connor Sep 16, 2010

    Okay gta4 seems to make this problem,it did to me just follow this solution and it'll be fine.

  • Darren C Aug 26, 2012

    how would one do this with a slim?

  • Darren C Aug 26, 2012

    how about for a slim?

  • loz08
    loz08 Sep 14, 2012

    Thankyou i've got one very happy little boy now :) Funny you should say about gta4 my husband was playing on it the other day!

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    loz08 Sep 14, 2012

    Thankyou i have one very happy little boy now :) Funny you should say that about gta 4 my husband was playing on it the other day since then we couldn't get it to work!

  • Gary Reese Oct 19, 2013

    I'm trying this right now. I tried rebuilding the database, but after 24 hours, I thought I'd try something else

  • Kobe Jay
    Kobe Jay Mar 18, 2014

    Easy, fast, free and painless...my kids and myself are very happy as I fixed it in less than 3minutes. Thank you VERY VERY much "meganoufc"

  • Sandy Harley
    Sandy Harley May 03, 2014

    i also fixed my sons game in just a few minutes...what caused this to happen in the first place??

  • Keith Crump
    Keith Crump May 14, 2014

    I 've done this like 20 times in 48 hrs and still same thing

  • Dennis Maney Mar 08, 2015

    The time it takes on these options depend on a lot of things. The bigger the hard drive the longer it takes a 500 gig can take up to three days also depends on how much data is corrupted.the data rebuild depends on how much datas on the ps3

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It's simple. I fixed it by taking the hd out and (optional) air spraying it. I then slid it in and turned my PS3 back on. After that it came up with the disk error, so I pulled the hd back out and started the recovery thing like normal. Here is the real fixer: a screen should pop up asking you if you want to format the hd, say yes both times. When it begins to do it, slide the hd back in and let it format. Then simply restart or let it restart and your set. It should boot up as normal.

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

  • LORD OF WAR Mar 03, 2011

    what if u got ps3 slime options dnt show up

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    I GOT PROBLEM CAN YOU HELP

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This morning, my PS3 had the same problem. No matter how many times you try and restore the hard disk, it just asks you to do it again and again. I tried many of the solutions posted on this website, but none of them worked for me. I was still left with the frustrating message of "your hard disk's system file is corrupted and will restore". I thought I was going to have to contact Sony and get them to repair it for some ridiculous amount of money or worse, buy a new PS3. Thankfully, whilst desperately searching youtube for the solution I came across the following video. If like me, all other solutions (like removing your hard disk) failed then watch this video.

It shows you how to access Sony's Hidden/Secret Playstation 3 Recovery Mode. It is easy to unlock and all you will need is a broken PS3 and your fingers to press the on/off button. Hope this works!

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  • sheraleemanl Sep 19, 2010

    Brilliant, It worked, lost all my sons data, but at least we did'nt have to send off for expensive repairs etc.....
    Thanks very much!

  • abuzarjamil Jan 09, 2011

    thank you man.........thank you very much

  • Tom Waite Aug 22, 2012

    My file system was corruted and went to the recovery mode and hit restore file system. Its taking a really long time. He said quickly restore and its said it preparing and its said that for several hours. Is that a bad thing or should I just leave it for longer?

  • steven Dec 07, 2012

    hi , did anyone ever figure out how long it takes? do you have to be hooked up to the internet for

  • Dan Nash
    Dan Nash Nov 14, 2013

    This is what got me to, a lotta people said that with an aftermarket hd that everything takes for ever. It sat for a day and ahalf updateing at 99%. Finally just shut it down and it worked with errors, then they fixed them selves now this. I think it may just be incompatable hds? Ps4 out tommarow.

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To restore a bricked or frozen PS3:
CAUTION this method works but reformats HD with data loss.
-Turn off power completely using switch on the back of unit
-Wait 1 minute
-Turn power switch back on
-Place and hold a finger on the front on/off switch
-Wait until you hear 2 beeps
-Take finger off
-Place and hold finger again until you hear 3 quick beeps
-Black screen will appear
-Plug in controller using usb wire
-Follow prompts to boot file
-Click down to restore PS3 system
-Click yes
This will unfreeze the unit but you will lose all your saved data.

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

  • tscmt1 Aug 17, 2010

    this worked! Thank you!!!

  • sion-timmy Aug 24, 2010

    how long do i have to wait?

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1: Get hard drive ready to remove from ps3.
2: Turn system on.
3: When it ask you to restore hard drive go-a-head and click ok.
4: Very quickly remove hard drive from system. You want to do this when progress is at 0%.
5:Reinstall hard drive then a screen will pop up telling you to reformat do so. Don't touch it it will reboot by it self.

This work well for me with no problems. All saved info will be lost and system will be restored back to factory setting.

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Our hard drive froze and we got an error message "file system corrupted". It would nor reformat. After reading the solutions here, we first removed the hard drive but that did not work because we simply got a "hard drive missing" error. So the key is to START the console, then remove the HARD DRIVE, then wait for the RE-FORMAT instructions. This worked like a charm and we're really grateful since we only had it for 2 weeks. Turns out our grandson had downloaded some of the stuff from his PSP and that might have caused the problem. We will be very cautious after this experience but I am very happy that we were able to avoid the expense of getting it fixed as I'm reading about.

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Hi i posted my problem on 19th of may.i have a 60gb playstation that crashed i phoned plastation helpline 08705 998 877 and they where great they are sendin me a new playstation within 7 working day due to demand on the 60gb.this has been the best helpline i've phoned.the only down side is i have to start all my games from square the gf will not be impressed.Don't worry it seems bad but it does have a happy ending.....happy gaming

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I just did this now and it works, only catch is that you'll lose all ur data, start the PS3, remove the hard disk and start the restore, it will then ask u to format the disk, reinsert it, then format, and voila, it works, I just did it, and it worked well.

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"The hard disk's file system is corrupted and will be restored"??

Here's what to do - as instructed by Sony UK (Tel: 0844 736 0595):

If you've tried `restoring` and it continues to reset/repeat to the same message:
Turn the console off by holding/pressing the power button down until you hear three spaced out beeps (before powering down);
Then hold in the power button again until you eventually hear a first and second beep - followed by a quick double beep, then take your finger off the button;
This should bring up a six option menu, such as `System Restore` etc;
Select `System Restore` and follow the instructions;
If in the event it repeats your first problem, i.e. repeating the same message, then repeat the above process to get back to the six options, although this time select `System Reset` or similar;
This will sort your problem although you will probably lose saved game data (if not backed up on a memory stick or something prior to your problem).
If you play Modern Warfare 2 online, then your data will be saved on the Sony Server anyhow and won't be lost.

Whencarying out the above actions, the loading bar can be a bit slow at times. This is due to repairing the corrupted data etc on your ard-drive.

This worked 100% for me and I've no doubts will also help you.

Any problems please ensure you contact Sony on the number above.

Good Luck!!

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Hey if u still have the warranty sony gives u a brand new one
and there's an easier solution
if ur friend has a ps3 swap the hdd with him and boot his ps3
then format the hdd and return back ur hdd
u may have to format it again
another solution is u can plug te hdd to ur comp. and format it from there

hope it helps :D

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Ok, my playstation is telling me that the my hard disk and corrupt ect, and needs to be restored... now i talked to a guy at my local eb shop, he said to get a normal laptop hdd and swap it with the ps3 one.
now, i'm stingy with buying things, and i get lost when people are talking about formating, I can't even get out of the stupid "restore page" (whats the point of having a a restore operation if it does "naughty word" all)...This is driven me insane ...I'm starting to look at my pet rock as the best answer and just hit the damm thing, but that isn't under warrenty.
Is there any way that i would fix it my self with a step by step instruction thingy...or maybe its one of those things where you take it apart and put it together?,

so can anyone tell me how i could possably fix this "little" problem before i resort to my 10 kg pet rock?

btw, is there any chance that i could get compensation from sony? I mean, they did sell me a product tht fails to work...

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    Thanks alot mate that worked a treat.

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If you have a corrupted hard drive then unfortunately your saved data is probably lost; however, there are still a few things you can try to do in order to salvage your hard drive before you give up and go get a new one or a replacement console.

Here are a few things you can try that might work for you:

  1. Put your corrupted hard drive in a different PS3 console, then reformat your drive, then place it back in your console. You will then probably be prompted to reformat the drive again in your own console. This should then fix the problem.
  2. Power down your PS3, remove the hard drive, then power on your console. It will ask for a hard drive to be inserted for formatting. Do this now.
  3. If all else fails you can actually format using a laptop, or an external 2.5" hard drive enclosure that connects via USB. This is a bit more complicated however.
I've put together a comprehensive and free list with detailed instructions on everything you can try to repair a corrupted hard drive. You'll find it at my Sony PS3 repair guide page (scroll down a bit to find it)

Posted on Sep 03, 2010

  • Abz_007 Dec 26, 2010

    For anyone who has tried to restore using sony's secret restore mode but get stuck at the point where pressing start on the controller does not bring up any restore options, carryout step 2 suggested in solution 15! this reformats the hard drive and the ps3 is back up and running!

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Always first try the "Restore File System" option after you hold the power button. This will NOT erase your saves. It may fix the problem for you. However, it doesn't for everyone. The "Restore PS3" choice should be your LAST choice because it will erase everything.

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This is what i did, and it worked, i have the 320gb hdd for my ps3, and i switched it off (hard switch off in the back ) while it was saving, an when i returned later that night, it wouldnt get pass the ps3 logo, so, all i did was put my hdd in my friends ps3, and sincce it did not recognize the hdd, it forced it to completely reformat after this, just reinsurt it into your own ps3 and it will reformat again since your ps3 wont recognize it either, but, if you can get into your files b4 u do this, please be smart and backup all the saves u can, i didnt have this option, an now i have alot of work to do

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Hi all,
The PS3 uses SATA hdd and not the std IDE hdd that almost all PCs use these days. So If you haven't the patient and want to avoid wasting money for a SATA caddy that costs £20+ to interface to a PC then I propose you review the video on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZWye1CLTVo&feature=player_embedded

It unravels some key secrets of the PS3 even reformatting the hdd as a last resort.

omi8

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As you turn on the playstation take the hard drive out right away. while the playstation is looking for the HD plug it back in. follow the instructions on reformatting and your good to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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You will half to format your hard drive... you will loose all of your info... (music, movies, game saves...etc...)
this happend to me yesterday :(

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For reference I put this walk through together to format the hard drive on your computer if needed. I have found that in some cases where you needed to do this because a quick format that the PS3 does is not completely fixing the issue.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4853494-fix_playstation_3_corrupted_hard_drive

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Here m8 this is what i did i rang sony told them what had happend she said take your hard drive out for an hour and if that dosent work ring us back and we will get a guy round and do a straight swap ps3 for a fixed 60gb if yours was a 60gig and it will have a new shell i did it you dont even need a garantee promis! thanks for asking

Kirby:)

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I went down and purchased a 200 gig hitashi sat HD, installed it and right away my ps3 picked it up loaded the oper. programs and been running great eversince. The reason that happened is due to early termination of the console while it's save data to the HD' make sure NOT to turn the system off until it's completed this task and the red light has stopped blinking. Sometime we get in a hurry and just shut down the system right after the game, but it's better just to walk away and leave it on so the system can finish saving. If you go into setup, U can set up your system to shutdown after so long automaticly, energysaving mode.

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A few days my ps3 passed by the same error, i fixed it so easily, bad thing was the hd is deleted, but now my ps3 works perfectly. Here are some steps: Turn off power completely using switch on the back of unit ( for slim ps3's disconnect the power cable and follow the same instructions)
-Wait 1 to 2 minutes.
-Turn power switch back on
-Place and hold a finger on the front on/off switch
-Wait until you hear 2 beeps
-Take finger off
-Place and hold finger again until you hear 3 quick beeps
-Black screen will appear, it will ask you to plug controller using wire, plug it.
-Follow prompts to boot file
-Click down to restore PS3 system, click yes

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What todo when ur ps3 says click here to restore data well first mind did that and it drove me crazy so take the top off and there is this circle thing it is like a data thinge take it out and take the wires off and find some other wires at lowes or office depot because gamestop usally they dont fix the problem so anywasy as i was saying connect the wires to the circle thing and then to the ps3 k i hope this help yall and that dum data thing will not pop up again

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#25 on the list hit this one on the nose, followed those directions to a t!My hubby is no longer sulking, although he was not able to save any of his old information and might not get over that for a while. His ps3 is now back up and running and capable, thus far no problems. Just went through the steps, made sure red light on on ps3, held down power buttons one beep, second beep, then a beepbeep, two in a row, and it started giving commands to get to the restore menu, choose restore ps3 system and you reset all the settings to english and time zone and you back up and running, no sony call, no sending it back, no changing the hdd.

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Remove the hard disk clean the inside of the console insert hard hold power button for 5 sec till you hear total three beeps connet control select #5 let the system work. 100% free but you may have to format your disk

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To fix this problem you'll have to go to the recovery mode and fix it from there.
i had the same problem and it worked for me after recovery mode.
for questions you could email me at cjruso@gmail.com.
Enjoy hopes it workes for you as well :-)

Posted on Dec 08, 2010

I no how 2 fix this!! it happend 2 me 2day on my ps3 60gb PAL this is what i did...
1) take ur HDD out (this does not void the playstation warenty).
2) plug it back in and try an turn it on and format it.
3) if it comes up with the message again then remove it again and this time put a tiny bit of 3 in 1 oil onto a tissue and then clean/lubricate the bit that connects the ps3(electronic connection) worked grate for me i could get onto the ps3 main menu and do stuff its just it kept freezing at most things.
4) so i then backed up my data onto a memory stick pro duo and did a full system format on the ps3.

Hope it helps =D =D

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SOURCE: My ps3 won't restore

i am having the same problem also this will keep happening to, all you could do is to call sony so you can send it to them and they will send you a new one in about a week,there is another way to fix it but very complicated i suggest sending it in

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SOURCE: My PS3's hard disk file system is corrupted

There is an alternate way to restore your HDD. Turn off your system and when u see the red light, hold the power button in front until you hear a total of 4 beeps (1 alone, 1 alone, 2 together). It usually works on second try. it should show a screen and say hook up controller with a usb cord. Then it should show i think 6 options. Choose the restore option. it should work.

Hope it works and wish you all the best!
P.S.- I just got the 80010514 error on my ps3 and my ps3 games dont work anymore :(

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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!

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There is an alternate way to restore your HDD. Turn off your system and when u see the red light, hold the power button in front until you hear a total of 4 beeps (1 alone, 1 alone, 2 together). It usually works on second try. it should show a screen and say hook up controller with a usb cord. Then it should show i think 6 options. Choose the restore option. it should work.

Hope it works and wish you all the best!
P.S.- I just got the 80010514 error on my ps3 and my ps3 games dont work anymore :(

Jan 07, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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"the hard disk's file system is corrupted and will be restored"


           Ok, it appears that your hard drive in your PS3 is corrupt and needs to be reformatted. You can get an external hard drive enclosure and do it yourself. You would have to take the hard drive out of your PS3 and put it in the external hard drive enclosure and plug that into a computer with the supplied USB cable and format it. From what I'm reading out there, the external hard drive enclosure has to be for SATA 2.5" hard drive.             You could probably replace the hard drive with a larger one just as easy if you wanted to. If you don't feel comfortable with any of this, then its probably repair shop time. I hope this helps.moreover,,Use your recovery disc to reinstall your operating system. This should clean up your hard drive and restore any missing or corrupt files.

Oct 09, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 60gb system


If that does not work throw in a new hd!

May 22, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 hard disk file system


Contact Sony if it is still under warranty-Otherwise you will need to buy another hard drive. The installation process is really easy.

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/home-entertainment/playstation-3-disk-too-small-swap-it-out-for-a-monster-drive-216612.php

Mar 12, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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