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Dropped my ps3, now it still turns on, but it says" cannot start, couldnot connect/find the right hard drive. What do I do?

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It sounds like you dislodged the hard drive from it's connections. Your going to have to take apart the console to fit it back into place. Don't worry, that's not as hard as it sounds. Use the link below to see how to check your drive. The process is meant for swapping out the drive to replace it with one that has more space, but the process is the same. If you set the drive back into place and you still get the same message, you may have damaged the drive itself. In that case, kiss goodbye to whatever data you had on there, and go buy a new drive and install it using that same link. You'll have a PS3, but none of that old data.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrade-Your-PS3s-Hard-Drive/

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I dropped my ps3 and now its sayin it cant find its hard disk. how do i fix this?


If under warranty, ship to Sony. If not, check to make sure the hard drive in secure in it's hatch. There is a decent chance that,
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Do you have an Hard Disk inside your PS3? if you do then try reformatting your hardrive again to a FAT32 format. To do so, when your ps3 console is turned off remove the hard-drive and connect it to a PC. Then use this software: http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm to format it to a FAT32 format and after that connect it back into the PS3.

Warning: This will result in the loss of all data on your hard-drive but it's the only chance of using that hard-drive again.

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