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Old 02-21-10, 05:36 PM   #13
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250AUD to send it back. HDD goes with it as they usually replace it too. Not sure if I wanna send it back or just buy a new one.

Prob buy a new one and repair the old one and sell see how much I can make up. Will see how much they go for on ebay.

Interestingly, if the warranty sticker has been tampered with, they wont repair even outside of warranty...
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Old 02-21-10, 06:03 PM   #14
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You got a confirm that they have to take back the HD? It would be weird considering that its allowed to swap drives... I don't even know where my original drive is.
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Old 02-21-10, 10:09 PM   #15
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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...
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Old 02-21-10, 10:14 PM   #16
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That sucks. Can you just buy a cheap 2.5mm HD, and put that in for now?
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Old 02-21-10, 10:18 PM   #17
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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.
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Old 02-24-10, 12:45 PM   #18
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Oh no that is not good Hope you can get it soon or a new one may be GOW3 edition if there is some offer or something like that
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Old 02-24-10, 01:28 PM   #19
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Has anyone actually tried putting a PS3 HD into a different PS3? I always wondered if that was even possible or if the PS3 would notice that the HD was for another PS3 and auto format it or be unable to access the data.
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Old 02-24-10, 01:33 PM   #20
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It should just work, just none of the data would work without the profiles since they aren't saved to the HD.
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Old 02-24-10, 01:49 PM   #21
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at least YLOD is not as common as RROD
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Old 02-24-10, 03:24 PM   #22
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Everything have it pros and cons. Even ps3 is not perfect
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Old 02-26-10, 01:34 AM   #23
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All hardware fails eventually.
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Old 02-26-10, 04:11 AM   #24
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Yeah, but it's nicer when it fails well beyond it's product life cycle. I think everyone has learned some lessons with hardware this generation.
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