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Ps3 60gb no operating system

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I bought a ps3 60gb from ebay. It will not boot up. No operating system it seems. Is it posible to rewrite the operating system back onto the flash memory in the ps3? Thanks.

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First the PS3 doesn't use flash memory, it uses a 2.5in SATA hardrive. It can't be that there is no OS, otherwise the PS3 would write it to the hardrive, it must be corrupted or have some other problem.

I would recommend buying a 2.5in SATA hardrive - they're very cheap. Ask in store for one, or you can get one from Play.com. If that doesn't work, it's a problem with the PS3 itself and you should phone Sony.

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

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