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Ps3 hard drive

My new ps3 has come up saying 'hard drive currupted' how can I fix this problem??????

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New hard drive on the system what size hd do you have? I can get you a good deal on a sony hard drive, If you dont know how to pull the hard drive out check the manual it should show you. (go to an electronic store and tell them you want to upgrade your ps3 hd and they can guide you to 20gb hds to 250gb just for the ps3)
Let me know your progress, Should not be to much 60gb is about 50$ better then 150 via sony!
If you dont want to bother with it let me know I do purchase these systems and can get you a new/used one cheap!

Posted on May 27, 2008

  • mathew eaton May 27, 2008

    I can give you the exact instructions just let me know what model ps3 you have and gb hd you have!

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1) Go to the Settings menu, then select System Settings.
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Hello. The PS3 should say that it's corrupted and ask you to press X to reformat it. If it keeps doing that then you need to take it out and use a USB external drive case and reformat it on your PC. Just plug it in and click on Start > Computer > right click on the drive and click format.

Or you can just replace it and upgrade it at the same time.

I wish you the best of luck. Thanks!!

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Has it asked you to reformat the hard disc? If you have tried that and it still doesn't work then you may need a new hard drive.
Don't worry, for $20-$50 (US) you should be able to fix it. Without knowing what happened before that it's hard to say. But my best guess is that the hard drive is internally damaged in some way. Just take off the small panel on the left side, remove the screw, use the little handle and gently pull to the right then out. It should be a Seagate SATA hard drive 20, 40, 60, or 80GB. Just buy a new one from your local store or online. Make sure that you mark the bad one before you get the new one near it so you don't get tem mixed up. Then remove the 4 little screws on the mountinng cage, switch hard drives, install back into PS3 and it will give you the format screen again. Click yes and it will format, turn off, back on, and you should be all set!!
I hope this helps!! Good luck.

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Unfortunately it sounds like you do need a new HDD.
If you only played for 4hrs I can only assume that your machine is still under warrenty- in which case SONY should fix the problem for you.
If not, follow this link for a good step-by-step guide to replacing it, seem fairly straight forward -
http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3media&thread.id=32840
Make sure you read the NOTICES section at the top of the page so you know what you are getting yourself into.
Also, check this link to actually see someone doing it before you attempt it yourself -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkM9wiZePfs

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!REMEMBER OPENING YOUR PS3 YOUSELF WILL VOID YOUR WARRENTY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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