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    Replace the hard disk

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    • Find out how to replace the hard disk on your PlayStation 3.


      • For safety reasons, be sure to turn off and unplug the system before attempting to replace the hard disk.

      When replacing the hard disk, follow the procedure below to remove the metal frame.

      1. Using a crosshead screwdriver, remove the screws (4 places).

      2. Hold the hard disk by the edges, and then turn it over.

      Grasp firmly by the opening on either side to prevent slipping.

      3. Remove the hard disk from the metal frame.

      4. Place the replacement hard disk on the metal frame for the PS3 system's hard disk, and then attach using the screws (4 places).

      Do not overtighten the screws.

      5. Install the hard disk in the system.

      Refer to the instructions in the guide "Remove the hard disk" and follow the steps in reverse order when installing. Be sure to fully insert the hard disk in the HDD bay.

      6. Reinstall the system software.

      After the hard disk has been replaced, the system software must be reinstalled.

      Replacement hard disks

      You can use hard disks of the following types with the PS3 system:

      • Size: 2.5 inch (internal type) *
      • Interface format: Serial ATA **

      * Proper operation is not guaranteed for all models.
      ** Parallel ATA is not supported.


      • If you lose the HDD bay cover, screw cover, screws or the metal frame, contact your local Customer Service helpline for availability of replacement parts.
      • Images may vary depending on the model or the software version in use.

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