Sep 17 2012
By: Stifferz First Son 1 posts

HDD has stopped working after I did a PS3 update,

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Hi Guys,


Please could anyone help me?

I recently did a software update for my 250gb PS3 slimline. Shortly afterward, the hdd stopped working. I have spoken to PS3 support and was told my HDD was corrupted and I needed a new one! They would happily exchange my PS3 and £140 for a reconditioned 1 !!!! As I don't have that sort of money, a friend of mine gave me an unformatted 250gb hdd. All I need to do now is work out how to format it so it will work in my PS3.


Please do any of you have any ideas or know how I can do this??? I have a pc to enable any downloads but don't know what I need to do.


Thanks for any help you can offer.

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Re: HDD has stopped working after I did a PS3 update,

Sep 17, 2012

Well if you can enter the Recovery Menu of the PS3 you can Reformat the HDD from there. Simply have if off first, then hold the power button until it turns on and off again. Hold the power button again until you hear 2 beeps in rapid succession. The Recovery Menu should come up.

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