PS3 Hard Drive Repair and Data Recovery

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When Jeff's child dropped the PlayStation 3 from 6-feet in the air, it stopped working Cannot start. The appropriate system storage was not found. Rather than risk permanent data loss by reseating the drive blindly, let's instead scan the drive for errors while at the same time making an image file to recover from in case it fails. Can we get the PlayStation 3 to boot?


  1. my ps3 explode in your ass and how do u feel
  2. I had this today, you must blow the dust out of it. Or if you have dropped your Playstation3 you must follow these rules.
  3. When I turn on my ps3 it says the file system is corrupt and it needs to be fixed so then I start the fix and it freezes at 8%
  4. Does this problem work in my problem
  5. My ps3 yellow light is not blinking if the yellow light blinks the system will work pls help me how to fix ps3 yellow is not blinking help!!!
  6. Ps3 is 50 bucks online ....ps3 hard drives are 25 bucks online......come on dude don't be cheap
  7. what was the type/ amke and or model of the external chasis for the hard drive
  8. What is the best brand for a ps3 hard drive replacement ?? Wd or Seagate ?
  9. he ca come and fix it for me please
  10. is this guy in uk
  11. musaaali
  12. Thanks for the cool hard drive tools. awesome.
  13. I need help with my PS3 I have the same problem, please help me fix my corrupt hard drive and not lose my data
  14. If my ps3 is completely trashed, no power buttons, eject buttons, ribbon cable, however, I replaced the  psu. But I just want the data from the hard drive, what are my options, considering sony's hard drive encription. I don't care about the system itself, I just need game data for oone specific game, maybe two.
  15. Would it be possible to just buy a new hard drive and use that one. I don’t want my data.
  16. My ps3 says that it's corrupt what do I do next? I opened it up, and voided the warranty. At the point of no return what do I do to save it? Can I save it or do I bury it and leave it once and for all?
  17. Is there anyway I could send my PS3 over to you guys? I have the same "Cannot Start" message on my screen. This PS3 has meant a lot to my older brother and I and I can't just hard reset and lose all of my data just to get it up and running again. You guys have to save my PS3!
  18. woah... I thought the hard disk would fail... but it just got mis-alligned in the system

    Man, PS3 is built like a tank.
  19. Thanks for this very informative and easy to follow video.

    My predicament:

    I wanted to upgrade my storage. I connected me PS3 drive to my PC and accidentally clicked on MBR/GUID partition. I'm not sure which one.
    I have make an image file of the disk like you said in this video, as backup at least.
    How do I change the partition back to FAT so my PS3 can see it again?
    Can I 'burn' this image to a HDD to use in the PS3 or will it have the same partition problem?
    Can I at least get my save game files? I can download and install the games again and forget about my apps and media.
  20. Basically yall just unplugged it and plugged it back in