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Drive on my playstation 2 wont work but is a good drive

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If its a drive then re-connect it again. if not Id say its the motherboard... Let me know a little more about it thanks!

Posted on Jun 19, 2008

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3) Try to put out your playstation's hard-drive, and put it back in. You might want to repeat this 2-3 times for better results.


If this did not work

Send your playstation 3 back to Sony

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