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Ps3 faults the ps3 keeps saying there is a fault and the hard disc needs reformatting. so we did that last nite and left the console on overnite. this am it is still at 0 o/o. the last game played was skate. any hints.

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  • ubergeek1973 Dec 07, 2008

    everytime I turn my BRAND NEW!! PS3 on it tell me that it cannot find the system and i need to re-install the latest update - have done rhis 4 times now. Machine works fine until i turn it off (leave on stand-by or complete power off), when I turn it on again I get exactly the same error!! This sux!

    Don't they test these damn things before they ship'em?


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2 options!
Attatch it to your laptop via usb and format it/see if its bad
or
Buy a new hard drive and install it then format that hd and have a working ps3..
longest format is 6 hrs total via sony!

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The hard disk file system is corrupted

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