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YLOD - Can i still save the HHD in the worst case senario?
YLOD - Can i still save the HHD in the worst case senario? –
had a chat to the good guys at ModSupplier after getting the stupid YLOD. originally i had the ps3 repaired by a bunch called "Global Consoles" in dandenong down here in melbourne when my ps3 wouldnt turn on due to a faulty power supply (which was assessed by "Global Consoles")
About 10months later my ps3 was hit with the YLOD and since then i have been researching the causes and issues. Alot of people have said to get it reflowed among other things. but what i would like to know is.......is the HDD with all my videos/saves/custom content able to be removed and pluged into a new console in the event of my ps3 being unrepairable?
its not a slim ps3 its one of the 1st gen ones, i upgraded the 40gb HDD to a 300GBHD.
The moment you plug in the HDD to your new console, it will reformat it.
So you will lose everything stored on it.
The best option is to get the "reflow" repair done on your machine to repair the YLOD, and then you can transfer all the data from your repaired machine to your new machine.
Sadly, every HDD on the PS3 is encrypted using the "random number generator" built-into the CELL.
*IF ANYONE KNOWS A WAY AROUND THIS, I'M ALL EARS*
In short, no. If your hard drive is placed into another ps3, the first thing it will do is format it and erase all data.
What I used to believe must be done is to re-flow your YLOD ps3 well enough for it to at least come back to life long enough to extract your data. Then someone recently (on this forum or another) said transferring that data to a different ps3 might not even be possible. I don't see why not, but I've never tried it so I dunno.
**LOL - gary beat me by 2 minutes - thanks for the clarification**
Last edited by Swollenostrich; 08-23-2010 at 02:13 AM.
What if someone gets their ps3 alive long enough to use the "Backup" function on the ps3 to back it onto a external storage device? and then restore onto the new ps3 which you have already let format a new drive?
Revive ps3 a
backup ps3 a onto HDD a
format HDD b on ps3 b
restore HDD a onto HDD b which is in ps3 b
yea, I'm pretty sure that's what Gary is saying....use the back-up function and you need to use a storage device that is formatted in FAT32. Hopefully you don't have any purchased movies :/
mostly saves n stuff like that. im a bit obsessed with my 100% saves =[
i guess it all depends on if i can get the thing to come back to light. i feel so robbed by sony....far out i hear the YLOD even happens on the new slims? T_T
My 2 1/2 year old phat just YLOD'd on me over the weekend as well & like anDru I really wanna get those savegames back.
I was all up for getting the console reflowed by a local company that does this but on speaking to Sony today they reckon that if you can grab the files off the HDD & transfer them back onto a different console, as long as it's not the copy protected saves like Guitar Hero you *may* be able to retrieve the data. "Take the HDD to a company that specialises in PCs" he said. I thought that this was suspicious given what I've read as a serial lurker but I wasn't going to argue as I thought maybe it'll work the same way as backup / restore & just dumps 4Gb "archive" files that you see in Windows but do nothing with
Anyway I bought a SATA drive enclosure on the way home & connected it up to my PC but Windows wants to format the drive so I'm guessing my original thoughts & what's been said here are spot on. I also connected the drive up to my new PS3 via USB to try & restore from there but it doesn't even get recognised.
I have got an old backup that I've restored onto a new slim that I bought today so have got some of what I want back but are there any known tools that will allow me to see the filestructure on the disk (ie some basis of truth in what this guy said)? Or has he just been mistaken, possibly getting mixed up with the old backup that I told him about?
I lost a 90%+ Red Dead Redemption save as I hadn't backed up for 6 months so I really am gutted as I can't be arsed to do all of it again to go for the platinum trophy
Just a update guys as i think i found a fix for this.
global concoles gave me a call and advised me that they just recieved a special shipment of tools from sony that allows them to transfer the e-promt from one motherboard to another. They claim they are the only ones in the world who can do this.
The guys explaination is that by transfering the e-promt from the old motherboard to the new one, it preserves all the passcodes and hardware data to allow both the blueray drive, hardrive and everything else to work.
has anyone heard of this?