Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
My ps3 hardrive is corrupted and the screen keeps popping up saying "your hardrive is corrupted it can be restore" but when i push restore nothing happens. & the same screen keeps popping up. can you please help me find a solution. thank you
If you're feeling more ambitious, replacing the hard drive might fix the problem. It's a bit of a gamble, since if it doesn't fix the problem, you're out the cost of an extra hard drive. But, if it does work, you've got some additional bragging rights, and the hard drives available today are up to four times as big as the current offerings by Sony; you can make your PlayStation 3 a 320 Gig model.
There is a small panel on one side (the bottom if you stand it vertically) that pulls off, and inside a smaller casing that unscrews to reveal an ordinary 2.5 inch, 5400 RPM, SATA laptop hard drive. Web sites such as CNet include video tutorials that can walk you through the process. If you've ever upgraded a laptop yourself, this is pretty similar.
I'm planning on doing this on my own PS3 as an "elective procedure." There's a way to back up the hard drive first, so you can transfer game saves, video downloads, and so forth. Unfortunately, this doesn't appear to be an option if you're experiencing hard drive failure.
I think this runs a good chance of fixing the problem, but it's not an absolute guarantee. But, if it does fix it, it could also give you a sizable upgrade.
Posted on Apr 29, 2008
Return it back. thats if you have a warranty, same thing happened to me and i just returned it.
Posted on Apr 28, 2008
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