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External drive, yes, of course but not the internal drive, that is not formatted to any format windows can detect.
you can format a ps3 HDD on a computer what you are thinking of is the encryption and that is why your computer dont see the drive but you can NOT let WINDOWS format the drive you NEED to use another program that will format it in a fat32 and once you connect it back into the PS3 the PS3 is going to format it again for its encryption not to be a a** but google it you might learn something about it
One thing I've noticed is even though that might be a method for getting to recovery mode, I don't think the way you did it is the more accurate method. Watch this video and follow it exactly to get into recovery mode. There's no reason for it not to go into it at all.
I don't think the system is bricked, because if it was, I doubt you'd even get as far as you did. (I could be wrong though)
Couldn't tell if that was a slim or a fat model, but here's one for fat model:
I'm neither black nor white....so don't be disappointed when you can't find me in a box of Crayola's!
what do you mean did not slide it back? sorry....
Originally Posted by CrimsonSoul
I looked at these. both require recovery mode. which I can't acess.
once you drop in the hdd it also slides to the left a little about a half inch or so so there is a small space to the right of the drive if you dont know what i mean let me know and i will take a quick video
im a computer tech man and to some up your problem you have a dead drive go on ebay buy a white label 650gb ps3 hdd for 60 bucks new
its not a dead drive if he's not connecting it to the ps3 and from his video thats the way it looks to me
OH MY GOD. I slid the HDD to the left. and it worked! wow I feel ******ed!
welcome bro glad i could help with that and not send you out to get a new drive like everyone was saying