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My PS3 will not boot-up!

When I turn on my ps3, I get the sony music and graphics, but then a message comes up saying (cannot start, the correct hard drive was not found)

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Might have to reset the ps3

do a factory reset you will lose all the saved games

hard drive could be failing.

you might have to send it back to sony for replacement

call them to see if your console is under warrantee.

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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