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Will my data still be there if I replace my motherboard?

Hello, my hdmi is broken and I think the Panasonic chip for the video is too.

Instead of going through the trouble of getting every part fixed, it's more comfortable for me to get a new motherboard.

But will all my data and saved still be there? I'm mainly worried about my sign in because I don't know it .......

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As others have said, your data will not be there if you get a new motherboard. I'm not sure what's keeping you from getting it repaired but in my opinion that's a much better option. This repair would cost under $100 (depending on where you send it for the repair) and you would still have your data. Also, if it's a reputable repair facility they will install a new, upgraded HDMI port that will last much longer than the original.

I hope this helps.

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As soon a PS4 detects a different hard disk it will ask for it to be re-initialized (formatted).

Your data will still be on the drive but you won't be able to use it if you try to use it on another PS4 as it will require it to be formatted in order to use the drive on another console.

Is the HDMI port physically broken? If yes, then it is possible to fix. I would take it to a repair shop that does PS4's to get it fixed if you really want the data and saves.

Update (03/11/2016)

Also please note that the new motherboard may not be compatible with the Blu-ray drive. You need to get the correct model of the motherboard that matches to the laser inside the drive or it won't read discs.

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You should look into doing a SAVE or Move of your PS4 Data then do the fix, that way you will have all your DATA and can do a restore.

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