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Error my playstation 3 keeps on saying hard drive is corupt and wont restore how do i restore it??

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You need to Mail it into Customer Support.
Call Sony Customer Support and Ask to Mail Console.
Then you will get a box in the mail
Stick your PS3 with the Cables in the box, and mail it back.
Within a week, it will be mailed back out to you all fixed and ready to go.
Hope this Helped.

Posted on Jul 12, 2008


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- If you have an old style (Fat) PS3, the repair may not be worth it since they DO have a life span. Eventually, it will die for good. The repairs are only temporary.
- If they want to charge you more than $70, I would just save up another $70 and buy another one. (they will drop to $149 soon)

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