Question about Video Game Consoles & Games

1 Answer

My PS3 says "your hard

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Mentor:

    An expert who has written 3 tips or uploaded 2 video tips.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 48 Answers

A ) Call Sony and have them send a new one.(last resort)
(however you may break your warrenty by following some of theese steps)

b ) Buy a laptop HDD and install it yourself. (I heard these are relatively cheap, and easy to replace.)

c ) Remove the drive, place it in a computer and format it. Return the drive to the PS3 and see if it will take.

OR

I have found a post for you; (someone with the same problem)

Hey, I had the same thing happen. The first two times it happened, the restore worked, and I was able to continue using the system. A few weeks later, I received the error, and the restore wouldn't take, it would just reset and come back to the same error. I fixed it with the following steps. 1. Took out the PS3 HDD (clicked open the cover, unscrewed the blue screw, slid drive towards the front) 2. Opened up my WD External USB drive case (runs on a 2.5" HDD) 3. Plugged the PS3 HDD into the USB case, and plugged it into my PC. 4. Ran the diskmgmt.msc from the Windows RUN in the START Menu 5. Once the drive came up, I had to right-click on it and initialize it, this gave it a drive letter. 6. Then I downloaded this little app : (http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/download/fat32format.zip). 7. Extracted it, and ran the following command in a DOS prompt: fat32 format e: ***obviously replacing the e: with the drive letter you saw in the disk management window. 8. Plugged the HDD back into the Ps3, and it formatted it to it's filesystem, and all was well. PS. I found these steps on http://www.ps3forums.com/archive/index.php/t-41928.html Honestly it was pretty simple, the hardest part was crackinig open my external USB drive, as I didn't want to ruin it's shiny case http://www.wdc.com/global/products/imageviewer.asp?model=wdfPassport_Portable_2&filter=31796&currentimage=frnt&lang=en This post is a little old, but it took me a while to find it.

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

PS3 says ''The hard disk's file system is corrupted and will be restored'' We press OK and the system says its restoring. When restored it comes up with the same message.


You need to restore your hard drive manually by connecting your hard drive to a computer, once installed you must select the hard drive and format it. once done you must format again but as FAT 32 and Done

For more help check us out at


www.1RepairStop.com
We Fix Everything

Aug 31, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

2 Answers

EVERYTIME I START MY PS3 I GET THAT LOOP!! I TRIED UPDATING TO 3.50 A WHILE BACK AND EVER SINCE IVE DONE EVERYTHING!! FORMATTED THE DISK, TRIED INSTALLING OLDER VERSIONS AND NEWER FIRMWARE!! PLEASE HELP ME...


My guess is you're in the start-up loop, where every time you start your PS3 you get a message about a corrupted hard disk with only the option to restart. Restarting just brings you back to that message, however.

You could attempt to boot up the PS3 in safe mode and restore the file system (should delete any corrupted data). Describing how to start up your PS3 in safe mode would just be confusing, so instead here's a link to the official page on the PS3 Safe Mode feature.

Follow the instructions, and then I'd say try options 3 (Restore File System). If that doesn't work, try 4 or 5 (Rebuild Database or Restore PS3 System).

If all else fails, you could just replace the hard drive. The PS3 uses standard 2.5inch SATA laptop/notebook hard drives (5400 or 7200 RPM). They can be found online at any computer parts website; for example, Tigerdirect.

Hope it all works out!

Mar 22, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

My ps3 says " the


Let the PS3 restore itself. Your hard disk is corrupted unless you restore it you will not be able to use your PS3

Mar 03, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

2 Answers

My ps3 is not working and this message apearrs "


Sounds like a bad hard disk. You might try to format the disk. If that does not help, you will have to purchase a new one.

Feb 28, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

My PS3 starts up but then says "The hard disk file


Your HARD DRIVE (aka: Hard Disk), located on the left side of the unit, has crashed. You will need to replace the HD.

When you replace your hard drive, you will need to have the latest firmware on a

usb stick. Download the firmware from the playstation official website onto a usb

stick. Once prompted by your system you will need to insert the usb stick into the

PS3. Good luck..



You will need 2.5" Sata Hard Drive.

Jan 26, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

The hard disk's file system is corrupted and will be restored. I clicked ok to restore system,but system cycles and repeats itself


More than likely the hard drive has bad sectors, that's why it's looping.

Just swap the drive out with ANY 2.5 inch SATA laptop hard drive. They sell 250gb drives from Best Buy for around $50.

Just swap, turn the console back on, and follow the instructions displayed by the PS3 ;)

Aug 14, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Ps3 help


This simply means...your hard disk is corrupted

I recommend replacing the Hard Disk, which is not difficult, here are some cheap hard disks

http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&client=opera&hs=eeZ&rls=en&q=ps3%20hard%20drive&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wf


and how to replace it

http://www.gamespot.com/features/6176090/index.html

Aug 02, 2010 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

1 Answer

Start up PS3


If you have tried it a few times it may be a damaged HDD. You can do two things. Buy a new HDD (2.5 inch SATA drive) or contact Sony and see what they have to say.

Jun 01, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Ps3 60gb system


If that does not work throw in a new hd!

May 22, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Video Game Consoles & Games Logo

Related Topics:

42 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Video Game Consoles & Games Experts

James Wishart

Level 2 Expert

122 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

16147 Answers

Are you a Video Game Console and Game Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...