PS3 broken and repaired - credit where due . . .

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  • consoledelight 8 Mar 2013 16:26:36 167 posts
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    Hello

    My PS3 recently died with the good old YLOD.

    I just wanted to give credit to Leeds Laptop Repairs who managed to fix it, thus enabling me to carry on.

    All i need is now on the cloud, and i have learnt a very important lesson.

    BACKUP YOUR SAVES. OFTEN.

    If anyone else wants to credit someone here, please do so...

    Thanks
  • Psychotext 8 Mar 2013 16:37:13 55,032 posts
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    Backing up is irrelevant if your machine actually dies. Thanks Sony!
  • Dirtbox 8 Mar 2013 16:39:50 79,202 posts
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    +1 / Like / Tweet this post

  • consoledelight 8 Mar 2013 18:02:43 167 posts
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    @Dirtbox

    What the f.......
  • dominalien 8 Mar 2013 18:11:11 7,065 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Backing up is irrelevant if your machine actually dies. Thanks Sony!
    How is it irrelevant?

    However, it this not simply spam?

    PSN: DonOsito

  • mothercruncher 8 Mar 2013 18:48:00 7,819 posts
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    You do know they just turned it off and on again, yeah?
  • Psychotext 8 Mar 2013 21:58:10 55,032 posts
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    dominalien wrote:
    How is it irrelevant?

    However, it this not simply spam?
    Because you can't restore your backup to a new machine. It can only be restored to the machine which made the backup.
  • dominalien 8 Mar 2013 22:05:08 7,065 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    dominalien wrote:
    How is it irrelevant?

    However, it this not simply spam?
    Because you can't restore your backup to a new machine. It can only be restored to the machine which made the backup.
    Ah, but you can, only some things will not restore, You can also back up individual saves and restore them to a different machine, unless they're copy protected. PS+ cloud backup gets around that.

    It's not ideal, but it's nowhere nearly as bad as you're making it out to be.

    PSN: DonOsito

  • Psychotext 8 Mar 2013 22:10:16 55,032 posts
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    Edit - Wait, are you talking about "copying" rather than backing up? I'm talking about the actual backup functionality.

    Edited by Psychotext at 22:52:31 08-03-2013
  • neilka 8 Mar 2013 22:13:25 16,531 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Thanks, my PS3 now works again.

    BAAANG!!!!! EXPLOTION!!!!!

  • dominalien 8 Mar 2013 22:15:00 7,065 posts
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    I'm talking about both. I've never actually restored a PS3 backup to a different console, but the PS3 manual basically says you can restore the backup on another machine, but some things will not restore. I'll go with what the manual says, instead with what you do. :-)

    PSN: DonOsito

  • consoledelight 8 Mar 2013 22:16:49 167 posts
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    I was going to back it up, but the 420gb on my hard drive said it would take 33hours - 33HOURS.

    In the end i just copied my saves to my external drive, and the copy prot ones to the cloud with all the others. Then when i bought my new PS3 today i copied it all back and re-synched the trophies. It took some time, but like i said i learnt a lesson. Make sure all saves are kept off the machine as well. I now auto update my saves and will be doing a save copy to ExHD as well.

    It' not a spam message either, he fixed tha machine allowing me the opportunity to get all my saves i otherwise would have lost. He deserves some credit for helping me when all Sony could do was offer me a new machine.
  • dominalien 8 Mar 2013 22:20:14 7,065 posts
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    Yeah, the backup is very slow. It's much more sensible to delete everything you can restore, like game data or downloaded games, before you start it.

    PSN: DonOsito

  • consoledelight 8 Mar 2013 22:30:04 167 posts
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    The bit that annoyed me the most was that i had apparently 4 other activations. 2 i know from previous machines, laser disc died and replaced and also a few friends machines. So when itried to download previous DL's i was told no, too many activations.

    Had to go online and delete them.

    Not too much of a hassle, but bloody annoying.
  • BartonFink 8 Mar 2013 23:50:22 35,126 posts
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    Might seem like a stoopid question.

    Is there any way for me to easily download the stuff I have already bought on PSN?

    I'm on machine #4 now and bought a few PSN titles Flower etc. but honestly cannot remember what addons full games etc I have purchased. Without having to trawl through the inane mess that is the online PSN transaction history is there any (easy) way for me to figure out what I have bought.

    PSN transaction history just displays the same fucking thing for everything unless you actually open an entry. Really annoying.
  • dominalien 9 Mar 2013 00:35:43 7,065 posts
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    BartonFink wrote:
    PSN transaction history just displays the same fucking thing for everything unless you actually open an entry. Really annoying.
    Yeah... no.

    PSN: DonOsito

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