Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
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
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.
Posted on Oct 18, 2008
Please e-mail me @ email@example.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
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
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!
Posted on May 28, 2010
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
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
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?
Posted on Oct 04, 2008
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
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
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