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Topic # 204307 26-Sep-2016 14:50
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I've had a super slim PS3 for the past three years and it now seems to be failing (possibly the hard drive).



Some of my games have audio issues, random pop-in/out and minor freezes but a number of games work fine.



So yesterday I did the following:



PS3 Restore > File System Restore > Database Rebuild and I thought I'd do a final File System Restore for good measure which all went fine.



So then I download the patches for Metal Gear Solid V and then decided to go back and do a File System Restore and it went to 35% and for four hours progressed slowly to about 50% before it went black and restarted (15-20 mins later) and told me the file system was corrupted and needed to be restored.



I've read on other message boards that the hard drive may need replacing and I just wanted to see if Geekzone members share that same opinion before taking the console in for repair.

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Chief Trash Bandit
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  Reply # 1640753 26-Sep-2016 15:22
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Ive got the first "slim" model, havent touched the HDD once, and only restored the system once (just a few weeks ago due to friends kid putting dodgy hacks etc on it for GTA). One think I do keep eye on, is the air vents - they clog up with dust pretty quickly, and I can hear the difference before and after cleaning them. Check any air vents, and if so incline, maybe pop the main cover off and check theres no build up of dust etc anywhere.


Does sound like your HDD could be the main culprit however. Pick up a 120GB SSD and throw it in :)



XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ


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