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Need help troubleshooting possible PS3 HDD problem
First off, this is NOT the YLOD for the PS3. Thankfully.
My PS3 turns on just fine, I see the swirly background, see the PS3 logo, hear the music..the xmb just never loads.
The HDD light is a blinking yellow.
When I pull the HDD out and start it up without one, I can get a USB controller to connect and select the appropriate HDMI output. Of course, at that point, the PS3 tells me that "Cannot Start: Appropriate System Storage Was Not Found"
I would think it's an HDD problem, which surprises me a little, as that HDD should be fine!
I've tried entering recovery mode (as described here) , where you hold down the on button until you hear three beeps. Well...I never get three beeps.
First beep is it turning on. You keep holding it down. Later you are supposed to get a double beep and it enters recover mode. I get a single beep and nothing happens. If I keep holding it down I get another beep and it turns off (as it should)
I have no clue where my double beep went.
Anyone know where to start troubleshooting this? Or a good forum for asking detailed PS3 hardware issue help?
PSN: Vorpallion Twitch: Vorpallion