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Ps3 droppped now wont save game data & hdmi wont work

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June 17, 2011 5:55:00 PM

can someone point where to troubleshoot this problem?

Son dropped his ps3 now it isnt saving the data.


And the hdmi doesnt work which is fine...


SHould i go buy a new hard drive??


Is there a place to troubleshoot this?


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June 17, 2011 6:09:36 PM

the HDD might not be the problem if it was dropped and another connection in the same vacinity is not working. The HDD on a ps3 has an insert type of installation and the actual connection for it is towards the back of the unit along where the power cord, ethernet, and HDMI plug ins are at. it might be the connections to the HDD are damaged as well. you might be able to hook the HDD up to a computer and see how it fares there to see if it really is the HDD thats broken and not somethign far worse that isnt removable
June 19, 2011 4:11:05 PM

FlintIronStagg said:
the HDD might not be the problem if it was dropped and another connection in the same vacinity is not working. The HDD on a ps3 has an insert type of installation and the actual connection for it is towards the back of the unit along where the power cord, ethernet, and HDMI plug ins are at. it might be the connections to the HDD are damaged as well. you might be able to hook the HDD up to a computer and see how it fares there to see if it really is the HDD thats broken and not somethign far worse that isnt removable



ok i will try this,but will my computer recognize the ps3 formatted drive?

Are you saying i can just plug it in,and it will show up?
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June 20, 2011 5:19:07 AM

im not sure if your computer will recognize the actual data on it, but should be able to recognize that their is another HDD linked to your system
June 20, 2011 5:20:56 AM

im not really sure what is going on wih the HDD - will it play games that are saved already ? if so then your HDD is reading correctly, and it might be another problem
June 20, 2011 11:47:55 AM

no ,all the saved stuff is gone now,and continues not to save
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June 20, 2011 12:11:30 PM

Assuming the hard drive is the only component that got damaged other than the HDMI, it is very easy to replace the hard drive in a PS3. The placement of the hard drive is a little different from the older fat PS3's and the newer slim PS3's. Just go to youtube and search for a PS3 hard drive replacement. It only takes like 10 minutes. All you need is a new 2.5" 5400 rpm laptop drive. If you haven't previously backed up your game saves or system, you will have to start your games over again since the old saves were lost.
June 20, 2011 3:42:29 PM

dovedescent7 said:
no ,all the saved stuff is gone now,and continues not to save

Then most likely your HDD is damaged and you will need to replace it. I've replaced the HDD in mine and it is a cinch.
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