the green light is on. getting the cannot start, the correct hard disk was not found..., on my 40gb ps3. if i understand things correctly, the standard "push the button to power on, then hold-it, power off and power on and wait for the double beep" system access won't work for me. is this a hdd issue? could i just use a 160gb external hard drive retrofitted to fat32 and have success? Is there a flash drive program that will allow me to by-pass the real problem in my ps3? Any help would rock!
Stick with the 5400rpm laptop drives as the 7200rpm drives may create too much heat.
Where can i find one of these and how much can i expect to pay for it? Is this the most likely culprit? What, in your estimation, are my chances of replacing the hdd with one from the computer store and having the ps3 WORK?