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How do you fix hard disc and files corrupted then it says restoring and does the same thing all over again

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If you send it to sony most likely they will send you a new one as you basically need a new hard drive. If they plan on charging you for a new one, you should just replace the hard drive yourself. First call Sony at 800-488-7669 and see what they will do for you. Otherwise you could try returning it to the store but I don't know your warranty situation.

The option of replacing your hard drive would be the next feasible option if you can't get sony or the store to replace it for free.
this link will tell you what you need to do a complete replacement of the hard drive which wouldn't be too hard if you want to go with this option.

http://www.gamespot.com/features/6176090/index.html?cpage=4


Please let me know if you have any further questions and I would be glad to help you, good luck

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First if its within warranty please get it replaced any manual opening of the PS3 could lead to out of warranty.................
use this company link:
http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/PS3/Troubleshooting/default.html


or : you can try this:

if (u can get past the screen saying "hard drive file system corrupt") u use a memory stick u can upload all ur save files on ur ps3 (make sure u put files in a folder with no other files because u can end up with **** loads of corrupt data) but if (like me ) u r stuck on the screen saying hard drive file system... then u hav 2 re format by following what the instructions onscreen say.


good luck ........................

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Hi,

Three options:
1. Call the customer service number that should be listed in your console's user manual. They'll be able to walk you through any troubleshooting methods that are available (if this is a known problem) or direct you on how to send your console in for repair. You can also try 08705 998 877 or 1-800-345-SONY;
2. borrow/buy a 3.5 sata usb enclosure. Remove the hard drive from the PS3. Insert the hardrive into the closure and connect it to your computer. format the harddrive and put it back into the PS3;
3. replace the hard drive if determined by the PC to be mechanically/electrically defective.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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How do I use the Restore Default Settings for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system

click HERE..- or - click in HERE

Thank you.

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Instructions on restoring your PS3 system are available here from Sony.

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

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