Today I tried turning on my PS3 and noticed something odd... Its stuck at the wavy lines start up screen after the orchestra sound.
I heard beeping noises, and noticed the yellow HDD light was off. I restarted the system, nothing changed. After about 3-4 restarts, I was finally able to get to my XMB, and the yellow HDD light was on.
So I went and continued my game of Heavenly Sword. But once it got to a cut scene, the game became very choppy, and eventually froze. A few minutes later, the same beeping noise was heard.
Restarted the PS3, and now the yellow light won't come on again. All it shows on the TV screen is something like this:
"Cannot Start. The correct hard disk was not found."
Well, how can i format it if i can't even see it anywhere under device manager? Hell, I even tried going into the BIOS to see what hard drives are connected at the moment, but I did not see the PS3 hard drive listed.
Does the SONY warranty cover defective hard disk? Can i just send them my hard disk for a replacement, or would i need to send them my entire system?
Can I go to Seagate directly?
If your hard drive is defective you will have to send back the entire PS3 to get it replaced. A friend of mine had his PS3 go in a format loop or something but was able to return it at the Sony Metreon store.
Recently for me my PS3 decided to stop displaying any picture or produce any sound after sitting on my table off since the Heavenly Sword demo.