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Ps3 just bought a ps3 and trying to play game and it said : your HDD has insufficient space.You nee 419 MB available for the inital setup of Rachet and Clank future: tool of destruction.Please create some free space and try again.Press and hold the PS button,then choose quit game to quit the aplication so i call the geek squad and they told me to do a system restore and waited 4 hours and still got the same thing plz help

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Most likely your hard drive is full.
Go to Settings-System settings-System information. it should tell you free space on your hard drive from your total available space.
Your drive is probably filled with demos and saved data from previous games, maybe music or even dowloaded movies.
If still had the same issue after the restore there is a chance that your hard drive was swapped for a very small one. ckeck the system info first:

Free space : 12 GB/37 GB this is for a 40 gb

If that is the problem you need a different hard drive (SERIAL ata 5400 rpm ).. upgrading the hard is easy.. or even go with an external drive.

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