I have had a system crash and the PS3 tells me about corrupted files and the need to reformat. I have followed the advice on the posts on this forum and entered safe mode and tried all the steps to no avail. I have now reluctantly commenced reformatting the drive and the system has been at it for about 5hrs.
How long should this take?
Also, what should I do if this fails?
I would appreciate any help that anyone can give me.
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If you're under warranty and don't have any of the things like a desktop PC or Laptop you can put the drive in, or a USB caddy, it might work out less hassle to have it replaced. If its under warranty it's free. Otherwise there's a £130 charge for replacing.
Either way, if possible, try and fix it yourself
Thanks for your help.
I tried again for about 14hrs yesterday but it just keeps displaying the restoring screen. I think its had it!
Can I remove the HDD and plug it into my Macbook pro and reformat it that way?
Once I've purchased one, will I have to format it as FAT32 before I put it in the PS3 or can I just put it in and the PS3 will format it for me?