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PS3 Problem, Please Help.
PS3 Problem, Please Help. –
This is as about as Off Topic as I can get
Basically my PS3 froze up on me so I had to hold the power button down for the ten seconds and then it came back.....But when it came back up none of the icons on the XMB would show up and would freeze if I tried to access the system icons..So I figured out how to access the "boot" menu and I completely wiped the system back to factory setting, it deleted my game saves, all my game data...Basically the hard drive was clean.
Now I was happy and all was good, so I went into the store and started to download all my PlayStation games again. So I let it run throughout the night and woke up this morning to check them, they were all done so I went to shut my system down and low in behold the green light was back, blinking and not shutting down the PS3.
So my question is this....do you guys think a new hard drive will fix the problems or is the system fried and I am better off tossing it on eBay getting what I can for it and buying a new $300 system?
Any advice will be welcomed! Thanks guys and gals!
If rebuilding the databases didn't work, then yeah it's probably an hdd with bad sectors. If you have a spare laptop hdd sitting around, try that. If not, hdds are a lot cheaper than buying a brand new ps3.
any advice on getting a new HDD? I wouldnt mind a 500GB, but what specs are good? 7200 rpm?? 32 mb cache? SATA?? Segate brand?
Sounds like a bad HDD. 5200 rpm is what the system can handle and 500GB should be just fine.
so definitely not 7200?? I have the new slim model...ive heard stories that 7200 is good with the slim models
You can use 7200, but it's not like it will work way better. It generates more heat so I don't think it's worth it. Remember that the HDD must be 9.5mm tall.
yeah standard laptop hdd 2.5"
I've read at some sites you want one that can do SATA I, not just SATA II. I guess people were having some lag in games with SATA II ONLY drives. If you go to newegg, read the comments as people will say if they used it for a ps3 and if it worked well or not.
sata 2 hdds are backwards compatible with sata 1 hdds. it's a speed capability, with 2 being faster than 1. in an instance where a sata 2 hdd is plugged into a sata 1 controller, it'll just run at sata 1 speeds. some hdds have a jumper you need to set, but those are usually in the 3.5in (desktop) sized hdds....
Originally Posted by need2burn