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Help Please When i Turn My palystation 3 on it says The hard disk's database will be rebuilt" When I click "ok" it goes on to another page where it looks like it is good to load to 100 then it restarts itself to follow the same process!!!! what should i do

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Greetings!
It sounds like you need a new hard drive. Just take out the one you have and get the same exact one or even a better one. You can get them on eBay for about $20-50 (US). Just be very careful not to mess up the screws that hold the hard drive onto the holder. Also, it is possible to reformat it on a laptop or with an external hard drive bay on a PC. This is very time consuming and much more technical though.
OR
If your PS3 is still in warranty then call Sony.

I hope this helps. Good luck!!

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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