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Retrieve files from bricked PS4

My old PS4 will not power on so I got a new one. Is there a way to retrieve my saved files from the old hard drive.

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Unfortunately, no, it isn't possible at all. There are only a few ways to approach the data, and none of those options is viable:

- connecting the old drive to a computer won't work, it's in a format unreadable by anything else than a ps4

- putting the drive in your new ps4 won't work either. The ps4 will see it as a foreign disk, and format it

- attaching the drive via sub to the new ps4: no luck there either, it will only read official made backups that way.

So unless you made a backup of your saves to an external drive or to the ps cloud, I'm afraid you're out of luck.

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If the bricking isn't caused by a hard drive fault or corruption, You can try removing the hard drive, and plugging it directly into your computer using a SATA to USB cable. Depending on its formatting, you should be able to then see the files and move them just like you would the files on the computer.

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When I plug it into the cpu I can't find the drive. It just makes the sound it makes when something is plugged into the USB port


I looked it up, and its in a format not readable by pc. There might be an application that will let you read it, but at this point you may want to consider going with the new hard drive.


Thank you for your help


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