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Desire to transfer all game information from PS3 40 to PS3 80. PS3 80 has information on hardrive that I would like to delete first so I can set up with new I.D. etc. from PS3 40. Then after the PS3 40 information has been transferred I'd like to delete all on PS3 40. End Results: Hopefully have: PS3 80 with my games stored/ old owner info gone. PS3 40 cleared of all my data. Thank You for help

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Go to Settings, System Settings, Back Up Utility.

You'll have to hook up an external usb drive with a good amount of space.

Use the backup utility.

Swap the 40gb drive with the 80gb drive.

Follow the onscreen PS3 prompts. A message will possibly pop telling you that you need to download a firmware file etc. If it does download the latest PS3 firmware from here:

http://www.us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps3

You'll need to have it installed on a folder on your external drive like this:

PS3-->UPDATE-->firmware file

The playstation will look for the file once you press the SELECT and START buttons at the same time on your ps3 controller.

Follow the prompts, it should be straightforward.

After everything is done.

Go back into Settings, System Settings, Back Up Utility.

Click Restore and then follow the prompts.

Boom you're back in business.

Let me know if you have any other problems and check out my PS3 blog here for tips and other info:

http://www.rescuetechla.blogspot.com

Thanks!

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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