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Corrupted hard drive

My PS3 has come up with a screen that says "corrupted hard drive" how can this be fixed or can i buy a cheap hard drive???????

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  • michael25 Jun 03, 2008

    i had a reply to my question regarding my corrupted PS3 hard drive from thor_rider08 can you contact me PLEASE

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Hey michael25,

When a Playstation 3 encounters an issue where data has become damaged or corrupt, the PS3 should normally prompt users to perform a system restore. In some cases simply restoring the PS3 will resolve the problem, but in the event that it doesn't further actions may be necessary.

Should a system restore fail, I would first suggest contacting Sony directly for service if you are still within the manufacturer's warranty. In many instances Sony is able to repair or replace defective hard drives within a few business days, but this would require you to ship the PS3 to them for the duration.

Alternatively, you may always either install a replacement hard drive yourself or attempt hard drive repair using third-party recovery tools. According to Sony, simply replacing or upgrading your hard drive does not void your warranty coverage. Please keep in mind that this coverage may not necessarily include third-party recovery tools (such as Microsoft's CHKDSK, Seagate's SeaTools, etc.), so you may wish to refer to your owner's manual documentation for confirmation before using a recovery tool option.

For step-by-step instructions on how to replace your PS3's hard drive, I would suggest checking out this article from Sony's online support database for more information:

http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/PS3/Manuals

Hope this helps you out.

Sincerely,
Aaron
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Posted on Jun 05, 2008

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