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Wont read the hard disk,

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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Hello baddestsob,

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.

I hope this helps. Good luck!!

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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