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My PS3 is broken and It will not turn on any more do to blunt trauma and i want to get the info off my hard drive how do i do this can it be done.

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If you mean you want to transfer the files from that ps3 to another, all you have to do is remove the harddrives in both units, and swap them. If you want to have the harddrive in the new unit instead of the old one, once you have the old harddrive in the new unit simply use the backup function and backup to an external harddrive. In either case keep the extra drive because ps3 harddrives have a tenancy to die (I'm on my third drive)
Heres a video on how to remove the drive:

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