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Want to download full content of fat ps3 onto new ps3 slim but have to trade in old machine for new one so cannot directly download to new machine. Any suggestions?

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Take out the HD of fat, use a adapter to get the info from your HD onto your laptop. Put the HD back in.

Trade in your ps3, take out the HD, put the files you want back into the HD. Put the HD back in the slim.

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