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Swapping HDD after YLOD
Swapping HDD after YLOD –
There have been several topics about the YLOD and about the possibility to swap HDD's from 1 ps3 to another.
But i can't really find the answer to my perdicament.... so hopefully i might be able to get some answers via this topic.
1 Month ago, my PS3 phat got the feared YLOD. Thank god there is a company in my country which uses professional equipment to try to fix this problem.
First time, they did a reflow, and the PS3 was running again, for about a week or two.
The YLOD returned, and i had to send it back again to do a "re-balling", which would offer a long term solution.
Sadly, it didn't work.... and my PS3 has been declared deceased.
The problem is... i haven't back-up anything, because i didn't even know the YLOD existed..... when a device works fine, and you're not a "techy", you don't search for things like an YLOD.
(Honestly, i didn't even know you could back-up your data).
So all the pictures and videos i saved on my PS3 (travels, birtdays and even the birth of my son) are inaccesable.
And i'm guttered.... as anyone can immagine, losing precious photo's and videos is awefull...
And i'm kinda desperate to get my files back.
I don't care about the save-games, and i don't even care about my downloaded games (which appears to be "thrown-away" money).
I just want my files back.
I thought off taking out the HDD, and putting it into another PS3 (also Phat model), but after a bit of googling, i found out that this is not as easy as i imagined.
After reading several topics on this forum, i understand that it's almost impossible to retrieve your data.
So, the question is: am i screwed? Or is there a solution?
Is there an angel somewhere which might be able to help me?
P.s. I now know i was a real pillar for not looking into a back-up option, but to be honest... i'm just not that familiar with computers and stuff.
I don't know if this works, but you can try it... My PS3 60GB also got the YLOD, but i don't have another PS3 to try this... Your FW must be 3.55 on both consoles.
www youtube com/watch?v=GAMszRvxXhs
That does look promising, and even quit easy. The only thing i'm not sure off, is which FW i had on my last console. I also wonder if it still works when you turn the device off and on again.
anyway, this is good enough to be worth a try.
i will make effort later this week, and i will post the results.
p.s. would anybody know the FW number that was current at august 10?
Firmware 3.70 was launched on August 10th so you could have been either on this or more likely on 3.66.
I may be wrong but I thought that the HDD was encrypted in a way that it could only be read by the PS3 it was created on? The guy in the video is using 2 drives that have been created by the same Playstation so that makes what he's doing different to what you're going to try.
I lost a console to YLOD last year when 3.30 was still current & still have the disk still sat in a caddy on my desk at home. I'd really like to get some save games off there if I can so let me know if it works. Be careful though as you may end up getting the drive you want to read & the one in the PS3 that you're going to try this on formatted.
well.... a little bit dissapointing, but i doesn't work.
C4rtm4n saw the thing i didn't.
i bought the same model ps3, and even updated it to 3.70 (and i do believe i kept mine up to date, so it should've been 3.70 too).
i did the same little tric the guy in the video shows, but with no luck.
when you start up from the new disk it goes back to the setup-menu and says that there was a problem with the disk and that it doesn't contain system software.
once it even said the system software wasn't working correctly.
after that i tried it several times, even with disconnecting it and let i cool for a few minutes.
nothing made a difference.
when i put the original harddisk back in, everything worked fine again.
the problem (in my opinion) is excactly what C4rtm4n says: "The guy in the video is using 2 drives that have been created by the same Playstation so that makes what he's doing different to what you're going to try".
i do believe that both the harddisks in the video were created on the same playstation. changing the harddisks this way is not much different then just putting another harddisk in, and reinstalling the ps3 software.
till thusfar i haven't been able to find a loophole. and nobody seems to be able to swap disks without loss of data.
i'll keep searching, but the above video does not work in my case.
I've read that the PS3 Slim install some information for FW on the HDD... but the FAT PS3 doesn't do that...