I've tried everything and i can't get my PS3 to work, doesn't go to the home screen just says cannot read hard disk, would rather save 150 dollars because i can't find the reciept. Already tried taking the disk out and putting back in, restarting the console and leaving it alone for a while. Still won't work, please help.
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Re: wont read the hard disk,
Most likely you need a new hard drive. Just take out the one you have and get the same exact one or even one with more GB. 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. This should save you some money. OR If your PS3 is still in warranty then call Sony.
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Was the system "cracked" or "jailbroken"? If it was, then the system would have "bricked" (stopped working) and you'd be lucky if you got it to turn back on at all. Now it sounds like the same problem my slim had. Everything works fine in the system, except reading the disk. Unless it is under worranty, it is going to cost you for an out of warrenty repair. Exactly $105.00. BUT, there is good news in this, when they replaced and repaired mine, everything in it was brand new. So I basicaly had a new system. Well worth it.
Try to set the bios to factory settings.Load default settings. And set the boot order: first boot device:dvd, second, the harddrive. If you are using a IDE drive make sure its set as master. A sata drive does not have that function. Make sure the windows disk is clean and without scratces.
What makes you think you've lost everything? Unless you specifically instructed your computer to Format the hard drive, I would doubt very seriously that you have lost everything. Everything might still be there, but a virus has hidden it to make you think you've lost everything. Oh, one more way to lose everything is to interrupt a System Recovery before it completes, or interrupt an Fresh Install of Windows before it completes.
A lot of times the System will think you've lost everything because somehow a setting the bios was changed either by you or some virus and it has set the hard drive where it is not detectable. Turn your computer off then watch the screen to see which key you have to hit to get into the BIOS or SETUP or System Setup.
Once you are in the BIOS scroll through it looking for AHCI that will be associated with disk drives or disk controllers. If it is Enabled, Disable it and Boot your machine. If it is Disabled, Enable it and Boot your machine. In other words just change the settings for AHCI.
Hello The noise is actually a product of dust from a blue ray disc.Over time these discs heat up and leave a residue on the blue ray lens. Try using a lens cleaner to remove dirt and clean lens. Also i read an article that using a wireless controler can also cause freezing of the blue ray.
If you have warranty with your PS3 you can send it to Sony so they can fix it. If you don't have warranty anymore then they will charge you $150 (that's a 150 dollars or some people said it was more pending on the different problems) for the repair of your PS3. Either way it can take up to 6 weeks before they send your PS3 back. Also note they wipe your hard drive contents! Speaking of which you might try just this: reformatting your PS3 hard drive! But if that doesn't work and you're not ready to pay that amount I suggest you use a guide that let's you repair your PS3 by yourself without the need of opening it. Such a guide fixes stuff like Yellow/Red/Green Light of Death (is your PS3 having one of those lights?) as they call it and other common problems with PS3 consoles (error codes, black screen, disk errors, error codes). Click here to read about this do it yourself guide.
This is a laser problem. Blu-ray drives use a laser with a magnifying lens, and any dust on them at all will cause problems. These lasers are also known to fail and cost around $50 for a new one on ebay. You can also do a fan test to blow out your system. this works much better than using an air compressor. To do this, turn off the power switch on the back of your console, hold your finger on the eject button, then flip the power switch on the back of the system to the "on" position. When the fan comes on release the eject button. The fan should then go into overdrive and run hard for about 20-30 seconds. Keep in mind, if your system is pretty dirty this is going to blow dust all over everything around it,
so do it away from other electronics! Good luck...
Well try resetting the outlet that the PS3 is plugged into, unplugging everything from the PS3, and plug everything back in, it should work. If not, call Sony Customer Support and they will Fix your PS3 For you. Hope this helped.