[Answered] New 60GB Motherboard prompt to Format HDD?
So I got the YLOD a while back and since then I took apart my PS3 and heated the CPU and GPU back into place four times. Each time only lasted for a short while - a month at most.
I was lucky enough to find and purchase a fairly new 60GB motherboard to replace mine and once I did and turned it on, I got the message that I need to format my HDD to continue because it doesn't recognize it. So... a few questions...
1) Have I lost any information that isn't easily re-creatable/re-attainable that's saved on the motherboard? What information is permanently saved in general on the motherboard?
2) Very stupidly, aside from the format option, the PS3 doesn't give any other choice like backing up the HDD first maybe. That being the case, is there any way I can backup the info on this hard drive to load it back onto it once the drive has been formatted? I've already made the mistake before of plugging it into the computer and initializing.
3) In general, is there any way of getting around this issue - maybe bypassing the prompt in some way?
-Thank you guys, sincerely...
Last edited by Typhoon859; 10-15-2010 at 08:21 AM
Best Answer -
Posted by CJPC
Nope - alas for now your out of luck. Your only hope would be repairing your old motherboard, and doing a system transfer to the new motherboard - in which case, you will need the rest of the PS3 as well.
There is, of course, always the slim chance someone will make a PC side app, after sorting the algo, keys, and filesystem - but honestly, that may never happen.