Question PS4 boot loop after trying to replace HDD ?

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Hello, I recently purchased a PS4 slim through a second hand deal. Everything was fine and worked great. I even turned it on in my own home and saw it boot up. However, I wanted to upgrade the storage. After turning off the PS4 completely, I took out the hard drive to replace it. (I am very self consicous about grounding, so I grounded myself every 2 minutes). After replacing the hard drive, I tried to install the software but was greeted to an error message saying "The USB storage device is not connected (SU-41333-4)". I tried again with several hard drives before giving up and putting the original back in.

However, I now get the message "Cannot start the PS4. Connect the dualshock 4" followed by the same message of telling me to do a system update with version 9.03 or later. When I tried to do so, I still get the previous error code "The USB storage device is not connected". I press ok and then it restarts and loads me back to the "Cannot start the PS4" screen. I am 100% sure that it is not a hard drive issue because I put that same hard drive into a donor PS4 and it instantly booted up. I also plugged it into my computer to make sure that it still spun. If you can help me figure this out, then I will be extremely thankful
 
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See if this guide helps resolve the issue;
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oJSUPTC-4w

I also plugged it into my computer to make sure that it still spun.

Considering that the file system is different on the PS4, I hope you didn't format the drive while it was up to your PC.
Thanks for the response, I have watched this video, and it does not work because if I try to rebuild database or initialize or anything, I get a message saying "An error has occured SU-41336-7" which only gives me the option to turn off the PS4. When I plugged it into my pc, I did not do anything besides make sure it was recognized by disk management, and even then I put it into my donor ps4 afterwards and it still worked.
 
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Hi, I think my ps4 slim is bricked and needs to be reflashed, but I'm not sure how to do that. Can someone help me?