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I have attached a remote hard drive via the USB port however, I cannot find the location of the drive on my PS3. Can you tell me where to look for it?

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Format into fat 32 first then put stuff on there if that dosnt work get back to me

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Hi how do i connect my external hard drive to my ps3 and watch films


Step 1. Connect your storage device (I usually use a pen drive) to your computer

Step 2. Copy Movie to the storage device

Step 3. Eject storage device and connect to your ps3 via the USB port.

Step 4. under videos an option of your storage device should be there but do not choose X button instead press triangle for options, then select display all.

Step 6. Locate your movie and select it using X button.

Step 7. Enjoy the movie!!!! This works with MOST movie files, you may find problems watching some movie because of the way they were encoded.

Step 8. Done.

Good Luck

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

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I try to download the new version of the system software 3.56 but i only get to 72% of it and it tells me error occured and gives me the number 8002f997


Try accessing the recovery menu 'safe mode'.



Press and hold the power button until the systems shuts off. (wait 2 seconds)

Press and hold the power button again until you here 3 beeps. Let go.



It should ask you to connect your controller via usb and press the PS button in

the middle of your controller. There will be a menu with 6 options.You need 6.



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..



If this doesn't work:



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 28, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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On my PS3 when I try to update it, its keeps on saying error code 8002F994 and that the data is corrupted. Im tying to updated it to 3.5


Your HARD DRIVE (aka: Hard Disk), located on the left side of the unit, may have 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.


Before you replace the hard drive, try:



Try accessing the recovery menu 'safe mode'.



Press and hold the power button until the systems shuts off. (wait 2 seconds)

Press and hold the power button again until you here 3 beeps. Let go.



It should ask you to connect your controller via usb and press the PS button in

the middle of your controller. There will be a menu with 6 options. Update using option 6.



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..

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

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When I turn my PS3 on, it says hard disk file system is corrupted and will be restored, I press OK, it gets all the way to 100%, then it restarts and tells me the same thing. What do I do?


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 24, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Its telling me the hard disc is corrupt and is reloading it but it doesn't fix it and takes ages but is the same


Your hard drive has a problem and needs to be formatted. this has happened to me twice already but not with the original hard drive that came with the ps3, I changed mine to a 500 gig drive which had the problems.

the bad news is that you have lost everything that you saved onto the drive and need to reformat and reinstall the ps3 operating system.

If you go through the system settings there is an option to format the drive. Do that.
Then you need to get a USB flash drive, and follow the steps below

Download the update and save the file to a compatible storage device such as Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, a USB or PSP.

Before starting, use your PC to create a folder named "PS3" in the storage media or USB. In this folder, create a folder named "UPDATE" (the folder name is case sensitive and must appear in capital letters). Once the UPDATE folder is created, download and store the update for PS3 system software.

Once the update saved, remove the storage media and connect to your PS3 via the slots under the slot cover, or USB, depending on the storage medium used.

Once the storage media connected, go to Settings on the home menu of the PS3, select System Update, then update via Storage Media. Select the storage media connected to the PS3 installs the update data stored there.

Good luck.

Dec 06, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Putting old hard drive in new ps3 to get game saves error


You cannot switch a hard drive from an old ps3 and put it into the new one. The new ps3 will know that a new hard drive was inserted and offer to format it.

To get the games off the old hard drive, put it back into the old ps3. Insert a USB flash drive into a USB port on the PS3 and you should be able to copy saved games from the hard drive onto the USB flash drive. You can then plug the USB flash drive into your new ps3 and copy off the saved game info,

Mar 17, 2010 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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HOW DO YOU CONNECT THE PS3 HARD DRIVE TO UR PC?


The hard drive in the PS3 is the same as a laptop hard drive.

Unfortunately there is no way yet to connect the PS3 to the PC over a network, so you will have to remove the hard drive from the computer and physically connect it to the computer.

There are two ways that I know of:
First:
1) Take the hard drive out of the PS3
2) Open your computer case.
3) Install the hard drive just like you would any other hard drive.

Second:
1) Take the hard drive out of your PS3
2) Put the hard drive into an external usb 2.5" hard drive enclosure.
3) Plug the enclosure into your computer's USB port.

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