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Hard disk my mum took my ps3 away for a while . when i turn it on no menu comes up all it said was that the hard disk cannot be red

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  • simonpick Sep 12, 2008

    When my PS3 is switched on it makes a weird noise and thescreen comes up with the message "Cannot start the correct hard disc was not found" it was working fine only 2 hours ago can you help ?






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Its the hard drive take out the hard drive replace it / also clean the lesn on the lazer that reads the disc that play in the ps3

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When i turn on my ps3 the light go red green and stay green no blue light, and i get the message cannot start the correct hard disc was not found. i've took the hard drive out and put it back, i've also...


Hello,

You can also try the steps below. Its from PlayStation Forum:

1. Turn off Playstation®3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System

If the above steps still does not solve the problem, then I think will have to update your Ps3.

Update your PS3 (in the settings menu the 1st option).

Go on the internet browser on the PS3 then go on the menu press triangle then on one of them there are delete cookies and the delete the others as well as cookies.

This might put the PS3 on order.

Good luck

Sep 02, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation 3 refuses to start up. When turned on it reaches the main menu but freezes up. Then the system flashes a yellow light and shuts down to a red light. I want to get my ps3 up and running...


2 days ago i got the yellow light of death when the 2.50 update came out rendering my ps3 to a 500 dollar paperweight.
I contacted sony about my problem and my console is under warrenty so it would be fixed for free so it didn't bother me to awful bad
the are sending me a box right now but i have fixed the yellow lights on my ps3 myself and it works now without a hitch
What i did is i took my 120 gb hard drive out of my ps3, Saved it to my cpu tower and did a full format of that drive
then i took my hard drive and put it back in my ps3 and it ask me for the system software 2.50 disk so i downloaded the 2.50 update off of the ps3 website installed it and boom my ps3 work like new
this worked for me so far and have been playing my console for 6 hours now with out a hitch
maybe this will work for some of u aswell

Aug 07, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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There was a poercut in my area for 2 min. While my


the hard disk must have gotten fried during the power cut.. the ps3 is solely reliant on the hard disk for newalry every task. you will have to replace it with a 3.5'' sata hard disk(their pretty cheap and easy to find).. just follow the ps3 manual as to how to replace the disk and am pretty sure itll be working as good as new. hope this helps.. it happened to me as well so i understand the headache

Oct 30, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Wont start messages comes up saying correct hard disk not found


your hard drive may be dying. or the file system may be corrupted.

before you get a new hard drive there are some tricks to try.

#1 remove the HDD and boot it up without it in, then turn off and put the HDD back in and boot again.

#2 rebuild the file system in the recovery menu

#3 rebuild the database in the recovery menu


To get to the recovery menu you need to press and hold the power button when the ps3 is in standby mode untill you hear a double beep then release. sometimes the ps3 will go back to standby mode before it does the double beep if it does just release the button and press and hold again real fast and wait for double beep.

here is what mine does

ps3 standby(red light) press hold power...........beep...............beep.........standby again, release hold............beep..................double beep ..release power button.

from the recovery consol you can rebuild the file system and database sometimes when they are corrupted it has same symptoms as a dying HDD.

P.S. rebuilding the file system and database will not lose any of your ps3 data, other options will though like the restore ps3 and format HDD.
if the above tricks dont work try updating the firmware, if your at the current firmware you can re-install it from the recovery menu as well using a usb memory stick or a cd with the firmware on it.

if all that doesnt help it looks like its time to get a new HDD, but at least you can upgrade it to a bigger ps3 now. any sata laptop HDD should work. i think a 160gb HDD is only $50ish.

Oct 08, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 startup fails


try removing the hard drive then booting it up then putting it back in and booting up again.

then try holding the power button while the ps3 is in standby (red light) till it beeps,... then beeps again,...then turns red again,....then let go and hold the power button again real fast you should hear beep....then a double beep beep. let go of button and you should see recovery console. choose rebuild file system. it will reboot and go through the rebuild steps. then if it still doesnt work go through the steps of recovery consol again and choose rebuild database.

Sep 21, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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The red light on my ps3 is blinking and wont stay on


Turn off the ps3. Try reseating the hard drive. Take the cables off and then hook them back up. After this turn the ps3 back on and see if the blinking red light goes away. If it doesn't then try another hard drive in the system. If the blinking light goes away then you know you have a bad hard drive. If the blinking light does not go away then you know either the power supply or main board is bad.

Jun 29, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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yeha me 2 today a woke up to a red flashing light on my ps3. I wondered wut it meant, searched it on google and found some pretty bad news. DEAD. after about 1/2 an hour of trying to turn it on i search a fix on google, but came up empty handed.

i decided that i would take the matter into my own hands. i took the hard drive out and turned it on, and to my amazement it work i dont know how, but it worked. i then wanted to play resistance fall of man. i booted up the game and boom it turned off beeped 3 times and the light flashed red onece again.

i took out the hard disk and booted it up again turned it off and put the hard disk back in. ive been playing ever since and it seems to be working fine. just thought that id give u guys a heads up, to help anyone else out there with the same problem. Hey, today a woke up to a red flashing light on my ps3. I wondered wut it meant, searched it on google and found some pretty bad news. DEAD. after about 1/2 an hour of trying to turn it on i search a fix on google, but came up empty handed.

i decided that i would take the matter into my own hands. i took the hard drive out and turned it on, and to my amazement it work i dont know how, but it worked. i then wanted to play resistance fall of man. i booted up the game and boom it turned off beeped 3 times and the light flashed red onece again.

i took out the hard disk and booted it up again turned it off and put the hard disk back in. ive been playing ever since and it seems to be working fine. just thought that id give u guys a heads up, to help anyone else out there with the same problem.

Jan 06, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When I switch on my PS3 it says that the hard disk is corrupted and to proceed to press OK. So I pressed OK and it loaded, turned itself off and the system restarted itself. But nothing seems to have...


you already have a corrupted hard disk.the best possible solution for that is to replace it with a new hard disk.corrupted hard disk causes the ps3 to freeze bcoz it cannot the load the data that the ps3 needs to boot properly.hope this one solves the problem

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Playstation 3 hard disk files corrupted???


by a new hard disk it is easy. The only thing is that you will LOSE  EVEYTHING THAT YOU HAVE ON THERE! you can find a cheap one for like 80 bucks I have a 160 gig in now and i paid 89.50 email me if you have questions baldwinkk@gmail.com

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