The PlayStation 3 (or commonly known as the PS3) is the third home computer entertainment system produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, and the successor to the PlayStation 2. It was released November 11, 2006

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Does Replacing the Motherboard Re-Format Your Hard Drive?

My PS3 has yellow lighted 3 times now (80GB Fat, PS2 Compatible). I've bought a PS3 Slim, and I want to transfer my save data from my current hard drive to the new system. I was only able to back up a few games to the cloud prior to my system going down the final time. If I replace the motherboard in the original PS3 Fat, would the new motherboard attempt to re-format the hard drive, causing me to lose all the data currently on there? Or am I just SOL on getting the data off of that hard drive?

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Just put the old hard drive in the new ps3. If it doesn't work which it should, ask a friend to help you transfer data from the PS3's. Here's how!

  1. http://manuals.playstation.net/document/...

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