Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
This can be fixed one of 2 ways. The easiest way is to take out the hard drive and buy a new one just like it (ie. same brand, and model) and install it. The other way is to take out the hard drive, hook it up to a pc (via external USB case) and completely wipe the drive this way and try it. One wAy or the other you should be all set. Hope this helps. Good luck.
Posted on Aug 19, 2008
This happened to my husbands PS3 also. He put it into another PS3 and reformatted it and then when he got home and put it back into his it asked him to reformat again and this did the trick. It's been working ever since. He called Sony and they wanted him to send back his hard drive and they would either fix or send him a "new" refurbished one for $150. I don't think so!!
Posted on May 25, 2008
There is an alternate way to restore your HDD. Turn off your system and when u see the red light, hold the power button in front until you hear a total of 4 beeps (1 alone, 1 alone, 2 together). It usually works on second try. it should show a screen and say hook up controller with a usb cord. Then it should show i think 6 options. Choose the restore option. it should work.
Hope it works and wish you all the best!
P.S.- I just got the 80010514 error on my ps3 and my ps3 games dont work anymore :(
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
This is happening because your console is not recognizing the HDD (hard drive) for what ever reason. The corrupted files are about to do damage to your console, and a PS3 will not turn on if it thinks further damage will occur. Here are two things you can do;
1. Try accessing the HDD reset menu. Here's how you do this: With a solid red light showing, hold down both the power & eject buttons. You're going to hear a single beep, then a double beep. Once you hear the double beep, release both buttons. You'll get a message on your TV saying "connect your controller using USB". Following all the instructions will lead you to a 6 item menu. You are going to choose number 3. If that option doesn't work, pick number 6. BE WARNED!!! Number 6 will delete ALL of your saved memory! I know that really sucks, but this may be the only way to save your console short of repair. You can "back-up" your saved data using a "USB storage device" Like a memory stick or even your iPod.
If none of this works, or the console just won't let you do the "double button" thing, it'll need to be repaired. You can contact PSR repairs at www.psr1.com. They are really great! They do both warranty & non-warranty repair work for a very decent price. I hope I helped. Good luck, Indra!
Posted on May 30, 2009
Give it a hard reset and let it run its cycle. You wont lose anything unless it's the file that is corrupting it. I've had this twice and all i did was reset it and let it run its cycle. it will take some time to reload.
The way you turn off the system is normally how this is received. When web browsing, avoid huge files, huge downloads, and (even though you most likely don't) porn files, and anything that could overload the system.
Posted on Nov 30, 2009
If you are gettting the corrupted drive message this means that you have corrupted data on your hard drive. The link below will help you address this. If you still have trouble then most likely you will need to replace the hard drive.
Let me know if you have any more problems or questions
Posted on Jul 12, 2010
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