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Getting information off Ps3 hard drive

I have to exchange my Ps3 due to a recent problem, and was told i will lose any saved data, is there any way of transferring saved data such as an online profile (Call Of Duty) onto my new PlayStation?

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Your online profile is not on system itself stored in sony database just use a memory stick and it will save your game saves and any other media. when you get new system create a user and when you go to sign up for psnetwork use existing account info and your account will be there

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Every time I sticks a disc in it keeps on coming up with error


I had the same problem with my PS3 and I found out that my PS3 hard drive was bad. I had to void my warenty and reformatted the hard drive. I connected it to my computer and reformatted it that way. AND YES YOU WILL LOSE ALL SAVED DATA, sorry there is no way to save you stuff on the hard drive but it worked for me.

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How do i fix a corrupted HHD on my ps3 without deleting my information.


That's a tricky one. I make no guarantees, but check out the Playstation 3 Safe Mode.

I would start with option 2 (Restore Default Settings). Apparently this guarantees it will preserve your information and attempt to fix the PS3.

If it doesn't work, move on to option 3 (Restore File System). This one makes no guarantees; you might lose your information, but hey you might fix the problem and still have your info!

---Everything after this point wont' save your information---

Finally, there's options 4 (Rebuild Database) and 5 (Restore PS3 System). These delete everything, but you should be able to get your hard drive back to working condition.

But if for some reason it doesn't go back to working, you could just replace the hard drive. The PS3 uses standard 2.5inch SATA laptop/notebook hard drives (5400 or 7200 RPM). They can be found online at any computer parts website; for example, Tigerdirect.

Alternatively,
you could send the PS3 back to Sony. If you're under warranty it's free; otherwise it's expensive (150$ I believe). They won't save your information, but they will get your PS3 working again.

Just so you know, anything you purchased on the PSN store (DLC/games) can be re-downloaded for free. All your trophies are saved online too (assuming you synced it). You'll just lose local content (game saves/data, pictures, videos).

Hope you can salvage it; good luck!

Mar 22, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 keeps freezing on me.


This is usually caused by two major conditions.
The first condition being that if the Hard disk is really loaded with data and they are occupying a really large amount of the total disk space. This makes the console to have some kind of extra work to do while loading all the data which you have loaded onto it.
The second most known cause for this issue is as a result of errors in the hard disk or system. It makes it difficult for the system to operate as it should do normally.
Whatever the case may be, you can solve it by doing a hard reset on the PS3 console.
Below is the instruction on how to do a hard reset.
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entertainment;kw=;ppos=atf;tile=2;sz=728x90;ord=123456789? Well, i had some major problems w/my PS3 recently locking up and not playing any games/movies. After calling Customer Support, they suggested that i do a hard reset. This did seem to solve my problems, so here is the procedure per Sony CS. I would consider this a last resort troubleshooting procedure.
Hard Reset procedure for the PS3 (as instructed by Sony CS).
Be sure to backup your settings/games saves by doing a System > Backup on your PS3 or you may lose your game saves! Also, this is a last resort procedure prior to exchanging/returning to sony.
1. Power Off the PS3 via the power switch in back and power back on w/switch.
2. Hold Power Button on the Front until you hear 3 beeps.
3. Then go through the initial setup and then run a full Format via System > Format. (will take approx 3 1/1 hours). You may need to have our AV cables ready if your using HDMI (in case HDMI isn't detected after initial reset).
4. Restore your backup you made prior to doing factory/hard reset (optional, if you created a backup).
Hopefully this will solve your freezing problems.

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Jan 07, 2011 | Video Game Consoles

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I have been playing COD Modern Warfare 2 a lot recently and want to install it on my hard drive for a quieter Xbox and less "strain" on the disk. I would just like some clarification: 1. If I install my...


1: No you won't
2: No you won't

Installing on the hard drive is just supposed to make the game run a bit smoother as the console has less steps to take to reach information (rather then processor to hard drive to CD-Rom, involving 3 steps, it's Processor to Hard Drive) This will provide a smoother gaming experience for you, without sacrificing game saves or other game information.

Aug 12, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Playstation 3 screen says " cannot start, the correct hard disk was not found." after turned on. will do nothing else. any ideas?


A long shot but it sounds like your hard drive has basically "switched off". If you have a USB sata hard drive dock I can help but its a bit of a complicated process. You need to remove the hard drive from the PS3 and plug it into the USB sata dock then connect it to your computer. Goto Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Managment. Look in the lower area of the screen that appears for your PS3 drive, probably E:, and look if it says "Not initialized". If it does, right click where it says that then click Initialize Disk. Put it back in your PS3 when it is done and hopefully it will turn back on. You will lose all saved data though as the hard drive will need to be formatted.

Hope this helps

Jul 24, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 hard disk file is corrupted


This problem always happen when you switch off your console while it is saving data or reading data from the HDD, so your HDD file system damaged, in order to solve this problem you need an external SATA 2.5 hard disk case, extract your PS3 hard drive and insert it in the SATA 2.5 case, plug your hard dist to a computer, you will find that the whale hard disk is unallocated, so format it with FAT32 or NTFS using your computer, after that return your hard disk to your PS3 console, now, your PS3 console will recognize it, and it will ask you to format it, say YES!!... congratulation your PS3 console is working now

BUT REMEMBER THAT YOU WILL LOSE ALL YOUR DATA IN THE HARD DISK INCLUDING YOUR SAVES, IMAGES, MOVIES AND ALL YOUR STUFF

Mar 27, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Corrupt HDD


try formating in another ps3. you will lose all data but it will solve hard drive issue

Jul 07, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 hard drive is saying its full when it shouldn't be


When you install a game it can sometimes install the whole game so theres no loading issues. (e.g grand theft4 3gb ish) if you go into saved game data it should tell you what games are installed, if you hit triangle and select info. it will tell you the size of the file. delete any games you dont use, and dont worry about your saves as they are in the game saves section.

Jan 29, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Data support


IF the sandisk is not formatted as Fat32 then the new PS3s will not recognize it. To format to fat32 follow these steps:
1. Transfer all the data onto a PC or another thumb drive.

2. go to START, CONTROL PANEL, ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS, COMPUTER MANAGEMENT, and select DISK MANAGER on the left hand side options. Select the external drive and read the "File System" type. If it says "NTFS", right click the disk and select "Delete Partition".

3. Reformat the drive as FAT32

4. Once you are SURE the partition is FAT32, open "My Computer" and double-click on your empty external hard drive. Now, you will want to create a folder system identical to that on the Playstation 3. Right click to create a new folder and name the first folder "Photo". Do this for "Music", "Video" and "Game". When you are finished, you should have 4 folders total in the hard drive. Each folder should (at this point) be empty.

5. Now transfer your saved information into the correct folders, safely remove the drive, and you are ready to go.

Jul 23, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation 3 60g


well your ps3 might be bad if you buy another hard drive it might fry again

Feb 15, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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