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Ps3 Can't start - correct hard disk not found

Hi i get this problem after i upgraded my 60gb Hard drive to a 320gb. At first it worked but after an hr or so when i switched my ps3 back on it gave me a message saying "Can't start - correct hard disk not found "
i have to switch the console off and on untill it finally shows me the list of user names and not the error message. ive read other reports off this online but no solid solutions.
i Have removed the drive and put it back in and also ive reformatted the drive succesfully using the ps3 format method and still no luck after a while.
Also the drive i have is an
"Western Digital Scorpio WD3200BEVT 320GB 2.5" Internal SATA Hard Drive"
please help if you can
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  • Fenners007 Aug 31, 2008

    Same Problem... Recently installed new software from Beijing Olympics game and then the other night it froze machine. Switched PS3 off at mains as nothing else worked and now i'm getting the message about my hard disk not being the correct one, every time i try to switch on!? Can also hear disk drive trying to initiate but it just makes a noise. Won't do anything!

    Do i need to send my PS3 back as its fairly new or is there a solution... please help.

  • callumdb14 Sep 11, 2008

    its getting on my nerves

  • anidada Oct 04, 2008

    I brought ps3, and after 1 month it fall down from 2.5 feet height and had a small ( small means very small ) damage on the corner of the console. It was working but after 3 month it gives me error like Can't start - correct hard disk not found.
    I took the ps3 and went to the vendor for servicing. but he took his hand up by saying " it is damage by you, and we can not take it under warranty condition.

    What i do?

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    the exact same thing happened to me n i dont wanna **** about with the hard drive ncase i do it wrong n destroy it, what can i do n please for the love of god will some one help us

  • chippee Apr 23, 2009

    I found out the problem thats causing this error. well these guys have in this link:

    http://community.eu.playstation.com/play...

    you need to add a jumper to the hard drive for it to work correctly, be carful though western digital hard drives no longer support the jumper bypass. but i got rid of my hatd drive and got a seagate brand 320gb and still got the error untill i did this and so far so good all is working.



  • chryystal May 02, 2009

    Does anyone know how to get past the damn ,Cannot Start. The Correct Hard Disk not found, message? This is driving me crazy! I have unplugged it. I have taken the hard drive out and put it back in. I have held the power button, Getting the beeps and still i get that Cannot Start. The correct hard drive not found.

    Does anyone know of annnny way that i can get past this irritating issue? Please!!!!!

  • aja1617 Jan 07, 2013

    same problem when i switched my ps3 back on it gave me a message saying "Can't start - correct hard disk not found " i don't know what to do now.

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I do believe that it is a firmware issue and not a hard drive issue. If it where a true hard drive failure, your hard drive would be completely useless. Since this error only happens at start up i believe this is what happens.

1) PS3 starts-up and displays the "wave" and plays the "music"
2) The hard drive spins and the PS3 firmware is looking for the "files" on the hard drive for start-up
3) If the start-up files are not found in a certain amount of time, this message is displayed.

I may be wrong but this is my guess.

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Please e-mail me @ mrronahan@hotmail.com the procedure that fixes this problem is easy , no computer required.
#1 push power button ps3 powers up , wait three seconds then push and hold power button untill you here three fast chirps. wait five seconds and you will be presented with the ps3 bios page. note: if this does not work please e-mail me your sony model number as some versions require a different button configuration to be pushed thanks good luck good gaming . i can also be reached online @ LLadnar420 this is my ps3 online address for the ps3 network

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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I'm getting the same problem.....but i was playing COD4 last nite on my 40G PS3 and I switched it off midgame.....without quiting the game first and then console..... I just switched the power off....
when i came back after a while and switched on my PS3, i get this message:
"Cannot start. The correct hard disk was not found"
what do i do??? i don't know what to do now.... i cant do anything at all!!!
It doesnt even go into the menu screen....i'm just stuck with this message......

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

  • kash22 Aug 25, 2010

    dude exact thing happened to me, i was playing mw2 online everything was working normal then it froze turned it off and on the message comes up and wont eff off ..
    is there anyway around it !

  • T_Paul Mar 31, 2011

    The same thing happend to me but I was playing black ops and then I went to switch users while in the game still and it froze so I turned it off and when I turned it back on it gave me that message

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The same happend with me! I soulved the problem by taking out the harddrive, en took away the dirt in the hardrive room, and it worked good after i did it:) Hope it works for the rest of you guys!

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I just bought a 80GB PS3 this afternoon and I got this message the first time I plugged it in... Should I just take it back to the shop...?

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

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I have the same f'ing prob, I used dust off to get all the dust out and that did the trick for awhile, but now its doing it again I used dust off and it work again. So I dont know what it really is, but that seems to work for mine, for now at least.

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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This just happened to me today, and it sucks! It seemed to be working fine this morning, but I turned it back on to play music, and I got that message! :(

So... does turning it off and on for a while get it to work again?

And does dusting it out help? How do you do that?

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

  • Gemma Jul 30, 2008

    This happened to me today. The PS3 was working great this morning while playing Oblivion, but I turned it on to play some music a little while later, and I got that message!



    So does either dusting it out, or turning it on and off help it to work? I'm kinda scared at the thought of mucking about, taking the hard drive out and stuff, so is that easy enough to do? Does that leave any damage?

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I brought ps3 in may 2008, and after 1 month it fall down from 2.5 feet height and had a small ( small means very small ) damage on the corner of the console. It was working but after 3 month it gives me error like Can't start - correct hard disk not found.
I took the ps3 and went to the vendor for servicing. but he took his hand up by saying " it is damage by you, and we can not take it under warranty condition.

What i do?

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Umm, thats a 3200 speed hard drive? looks like one. ps3 takes 5400 speed. they are very specific on this, wont work at any other speed

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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My solution is replace your internal harddisk in your ps3 than you need to download the ps3 firmware if your in asia asia.playstation.com if your in the us us.playstation.com thats the link hope this works good luck guys

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    oops i all most forgot you need a usb then place your download files in the usb

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Posted on Oct 27, 2008

I got the same thing i downloaded like 30 demos i think that was my problem and i was also playing cod 4 and i usually turn it off during the game but my ps3 is very dusty so its either one of those problems

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

Same thing happened to me, I turned mine off while the system was running while playing Call of Duty 4 and guess that is what caused it,. I'm aswell clueless on what to do.

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

We r in ****

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

Same thing. i just installed the same problem. but i installed the drive, i cant even get it working with a game lol. chuck_bung@hotmail.com
please help ace out!

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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