PS3 YLOD repair recommendation.

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Filthy
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Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:30 pm

Got loads of photos that I have on the hard drive. Need to get the original machine fixed to get at the images. Anyone use a company they would recommend? It's a bit of a courier related nightmare on line and could do with some advice....
broraboyan
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Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:28 pm

Not that this is any help but you can buy a hard drive reader at maplin, I think they're about 25 pound or so then you view the files yourself. http://www.maplin.co.uk/search?text=Hard+drive+reader" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:33 pm

Thanks. I tried that. The issue is once you plug it in to the dock it goes for a format. If format no images.....
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Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:45 pm

a PS3 needs a HD formatted as FAT32. If you connect it to a PC and it wants to format it, it has lost its boot record.

You could try repairing the MBR on that drive and hope you can still access the data ?

There are freeware programs to assist you with this process and also help you recover the data contained as long as the FAT are not fcked

If all the above is way over your head, then you will need to send it to a data recovery Co. But . . . they are not cheap, How much (£) do you need these pictures?
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Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:34 pm

Or give them a call.

http://www.tfixrepairs.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Company owned by a friend of mine. There is nothing they can't do when it comes to computers. Prices reasonable too.
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Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:16 pm

Thanks! :-D
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