Originally Posted by crainger
Yeah I got a confirm. Even the print out postage form say the HDD must go back and they WILL format it. :
: There go my saves...
Buy a new PS3 and a hard drive. Put your current drive into the new PS3, backup the saved games to the new hard drive (or a USB flash drive), replace the hard drive with the original one, return it to the store.
Remove the original drive before doing your backup, then replace it and tell the store you never powered it on. They won't know the difference since the drive will have never booted.