PS3: What do I loose - Is it worth it - Should I worry

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  1. Ancient_One

    Ancient_One Console Manager Captain

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    So as you all know my beloved PS3 is suffering from YLOD.

    I have managed through the use of a hair dryer to get the blue light to respond twice but only breafly. I may continue to work on it.

    I don't have the equipment and maybe the skill to go delving into the internals of the PS3 to try a fix.

    If I forget the fix and just flash up a new machine what do I stand to loose.

    All saves
    All protected content
    All downloads
    All patches

    If I'm happy to start from scratch any game I own will the new saves interact with my existing Trophies say for protected content saves and award me trophies as per normal or will they be forever screwed?

    As I said I'm happy to just ignore the losses and play the games from scratch.

    What do people think?
     
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    Cindax World of Warcraft Officer

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    Personally it wouldn't bother me to loose saves, patches and downloads but I dont know what protected content is for the PS3, is it like digital content that you have payed cash to acquire?
    If that's the case I would be fuming about not having an appropriate way to transfer it to another console.
     
  3. Pure Mongrel

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    Anything A_1 bought from the PSN he can download again on up to five PS3 consoles.
     
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    Some game save files are created as protected content. The can not be just transferred to say a USB device and moved to another PS3 they have to be transferred by network cable to the new machine. It's a pain in the ass to be sure but I guess it stops people using other peoples saves to win in a game.

    I knew about the download option and I'm assuming I'm getting pretty close to the limit with those as well. HDD changes and second PS3.
     
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    I think it is linked to the console, not the HD. So you should be able to download to the same PS3 as many times as you like.
     
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    Sounds like it boils down to the choice between effort and desire, I reckon I would put it on the back burners and take so long to bother fixing it that I would not use any of the saves in the end anyway.

    Reminds me any time I have backed up data before rebuilding a PC only to forget to put that hdd back in the case before closing, with dust in my throat and one or two case cuts in hand I usually put off installing the hdd for another day :)

    ps. Does the PS3 turn on enough to create heat? If it does have you tried wrapping it in a few towels and leaving it on for ~15 mins, if it is a hairline solder crack it could be enough to soften it up enough to retouch.
     
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    No it's pretty much on, fan start, beep beep beep, light change to yellow then red, fan off.

    Yes someone mentioned placing into something which you can direct hot air into like a box/metal box to enable the whole unit to heat up which might solve the solder issue.

    Then reapplying thermal paste before putting the unit back together.

    Fingers crossed.
     

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