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Get info off hdd without ps3 its broke

I would like to back up my info/pics off my hdd before i send my ps3 in pls help

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  • arrow12 Feb 04, 2009

    ps3 is broke will not turn on windows xp wont read it either when i put it into external hdd encloser


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Use a Flash drive of something of the sort

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Take out your HDD and turn the PS3 on. If you get a screen that says no HDD is found it's a good indicator your HDD had gotten corrupted somehow... You'll need to do a FULL format either through your pc or a friends PS3. (But I think your friends would end up losing info when he put his HDD back in right?) Also consider contacting Sony.

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First off, have you tried playing Blu-Ray movies/games instead of DVD's?
If you have and only the DVD's work then it sounds like the "blu ray" part of the drive has died.

In the PS3 blu ray drive there is a lens for blu ray movies/games and a seperate one for dvd/cd's. Sounds like the blu ray lens one broke.
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