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Ps3 hard drive swap.

Hey, guys.
My Ps3 died, (some problem with the motherboard) but i still got the working hdd. I was thinking about to buy a used ps3 with a broken laser and replace it with my one in the ps3. But my question is: how can i swap the hdd and keep the games dlc's and stuff like that. Because i heard that the ps3 format the hdd and you can't copy some things. I don't have a backup from the old system, so does anyone has a solution?

Sorry for my English, it's not my native language.
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  1. Just move the hard drive from the old ps3 to the new ps3
  2. boosted1g said:
    Just move the hard drive from the old ps3 to the new ps3


    That won't work. It wil format the hdd.
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    There's no way to recover your data. The only PS3 that can make use of your HDD is your broken PS3.

    I have a PS3 myself and I've done a lot of research on this and sadly this is a huge flaw of the PS3.
  4. boosted1g said:
    Just move the hard drive from the old ps3 to the new ps3


    Anonymous said:
    There's no way to recover your data. The only PS3 that can make use of your HDD is your broken PS3.

    I have a PS3 myself and I've done a lot of research on this and sadly this is a huge flaw of the PS3.


    Wow, that sucks hard. I am happy im a pc gamer, but i'm doing this for my brother.
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