Playstation 3 updating problems dating a divorce
The drives only last on average 1-3 years with average use, sometimes less.MAJORITY of you with this problem will unfortunately have to replace the blu-ray laser in order to get your machine back in working order. Lots of people think they're super sensitive, they're not.When you've done this the PS3 will detect the hard drive as a "new" drive and will format it with all the correct settings.Once this is done, swap them back and the PS3 will perform the same process again.
If that didn't work, Sony has always suggested a firmware update / and or a System Restore.
The hard drive becomes married to the PS3 after being formated which is why we have to do it twice.
Doing this will fix MOST consoles experiencing this problem.
You could always just slam the top cover over to the left too.
The only thing holding it on is a tiny piece of plastic.
You can replace the hard drive with virtually any SATA drive under 500 Gigs.