New PS3 not working can anyone help?

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Found 25th Dec 2010
I'm trying to set up my sons new 160gb playstation 3 and I'm getting the message ''cannot start.The correct hard disk was not found' as soon as its switched on.
I don't know what else to do can anyone help?

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Try to access the recovery menu:
Turn your PS3 on but keep your finger on the power button till it turns off again.
Turn it on again and hold the power until you here 2 beeps and let go.
You will then get the recovery menu.
Choose 'Restore file system'

Have a look in the instructions on how to remove the hard disk, take it out then reseat it back in the machine. If that doesn't work then the HDD is probably goosed. Totally not the day to find that out. Is it new?

Original Poster

Thanks for your replies.Its brand new from Argos out the box.
I've tried the things you suggest but still get the same error :-(

if you have removed the hard drive completely and reinserted it and still the same message. Nothing else to try just take it back

Take it back! Shouldn't be having problems with a brand new console...

As 399 said, no point in messing about with hard drives etc when it's brand new - take it back tomorrow for a new one.

Original Poster

Thanks.I'll return it tommorrow if they're open

summerjoo

Thanks.I'll return it tommorrow if they're open



The hard drive has been dislodged. simply take it out and put it back in. BUT!!!! if it has a warranty sticker over it dont bother....just take it back....make sure you bought need for speed hot pursuit (what a game!!!) and fifa 11 (what a footie game)for your boy....forget call of duty (current version) is naff....Remember to download tetris on psn...

Download Tetris????? Why its £8 for Tetris surely its not £8 amazing Tetris.

Jacob_Kreed

The hard drive has been dislodged. simply take it out and put it back … The hard drive has been dislodged. simply take it out and put it back in. BUT!!!! if it has a warranty sticker over it dont bother....just take it back....make sure you bought need for speed hot pursuit (what a game!!!) and fifa 11 (what a footie game)for your boy....forget call of duty (current version) is naff....Remember to download tetris on psn...



warranty seal isnt near the hdd casing so should be fine to attempt to put it back in place.

Original Poster

Update: Took it back and replacement works great.Thanks for all your help x
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