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Ok to put a YLOD HD in another ps3?

#1lnsertnamehere3Posted 1/29/2013 2:34:32 PM
My girlfriend's ps3 YLOD'd and she doesn't want to lose her data, would I be able to put her HD in mine and get her saved data?
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#2NicodimusPosted 1/29/2013 2:42:08 PM(edited)
No. The PS3 automatically formats any hard drive you put in it, unless it was already in it. You have 3 choices to recover game saves if your system fails:

-Cloud storage for PS+ members
-External backups of game saves (unlocked ones only)
-You backed up your system to an external hard drive (I do this about once a month, having had 2 PS3s die so far. It restores everything.)

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#3Wozman23Posted 1/29/2013 2:40:13 PM
No. Putting it in a different unit will reformat it. You'd have to get her console working again.
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#4crazyman32Posted 1/29/2013 2:47:57 PM(edited)
You will have to get the PS3 working long enough to do a data transfer to your PS3.
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#5lnsertnamehere3(Topic Creator)Posted 1/29/2013 3:07:08 PM
Too late. I tried it, had to format it. And now it looks like I have to format mine also because it's not recognizing it,
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#6lnsertnamehere3(Topic Creator)Posted 1/29/2013 3:16:13 PM
As for the old PS3, it's long gone. :/
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