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Mar 08 2012
By: i-VTEC_K20z First Son 2 posts
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wtf is wrong with my PS3??

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My PS3's hard drive is corrupt, and when i goto play a demo my screen just turns all black and stays that way. Is this happening because my HD is corrupt??? if i replace the HD will it fix this black screen issue?

and ive been playing demos because my drive is effed up as well.

and its a PS3 slim 120GB

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Re: wtf is wrong with my PS3??

Mar 8, 2012

You need a new hard drive then, if you've already tried Safe Mode and Restore File System.

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Mar 9, 2012

Ahhh i see, and yes i already tried that and nothing

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Mar 9, 2012

and they say the slims are more reliable..lol

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Mar 9, 2012

Hard drive failures can happen to anyone. Don't let having a fat stop you from making backups.

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Mar 9, 2012

I believe they still use Seagates, right? It's not really about whether Slims are more or less reliable. As potatobreath said, that can happen to anyone.

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Mar 9, 2012

As far as I know, Sony doesn't stick to any particular brand or model of hard drives. They likely use the best deal at the moment. I've had both Seagate and Toshiba drives ship in my PS3s.

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Mar 9, 2012

When I replaced my Fatty's HD it was a Seagate. The one I removed was also a Seagate.

Not too long ago that I had my laser replaced.

You can extend the life of your PS3.

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Mar 9, 2012

Gophermods can install a 1T HDD. I may do that because of all of the content I have on mine.

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Mar 9, 2012

It's not that difficult to just do it yourself.  Unless you have some other problem, it's probably not worth sending in.

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