Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
I hate to comment that you are almost at loss. This is a common problem with this PS3 and more often, you need to send the console for repair / replacement.However, there are certain steps you could take to see if that helps.As i said, these are hit and trial methods and does not guarantee a fix.There is a small guide that helped many people to Fix this problem. Look at :-
Unless, try formatting your hard drive but all your data would be removed unless you backed it up.
It seems that you either have:
1) a failed hard drive
2) the game locked up and by chance corrupted the file system
#1 means you need to get the hard drive replaced (via warranty) or purchase one yourself, preferably an upgrade to 500 gig ($89 at Best Buy).
#2 means that you can simply reformat the hard drive
More often, you need to replace the hard drive or send the unit for repair, however few days ago when i was helping one of my clients with the same problem, one small trick worked for him.
If you want to try to save it try these steps:
1) remove drive, use a can of compressed air and clean it out good. re-insert and start ps3
2) The error will come up again.
3) Now remove the hard drive and start the recovery process.
4) This time a message should appear asking you if you want to re-format the drive. Answer yes both times
5) Insert the drive and let it format. Drive should now be working.
These are the only few solutions you could try and see if that helps.
Let me know,if needed further assistance.
Hope i helped you.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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