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By: NumbSkuld I Only Post Everything 967 posts
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I am back....sort of....

 

After seeing many post of losing save data, I have been diligently saving the game saves every time after I finish playing GT5.  In terms of game progress, I think I only lost the Ruf Yellowbird engine rebuilt and tuning information.  I am currently rebuilding the thumbnails of the all the cars in my garage on the new PS3 (lost 1/2 of the thumbnails).  Unfortunately, I was not able to salvage the tracks that I built, nor the race videos that I have saved.  (Where are these files saved to?  I thought that they are also in my thumbdrive, but they are not restored.)  For the photos, I have exported all the pictures I have taken, but I am no longer be able to use these pictures as my profile picture...will have to take some more pics.

 

Here is my broken backward compatible PS3 Phat with the GT5 SL disc still stuck inside (looks great on the outside, but probably pretty messed up inside with all the dust bunnies.  And lost all of the PS2 game saves):  Smiley Sad

Broken BC PS3 Phat

 

Here is the new Slim PS3, a new copy of the GT5 XL, and also my old PS2 (dusted off, still can play a number of my PS2 collections) (Did you know that PS3 non BC version can still play PS1 games?  My MGS1 is running fine in the new PS3):

PS3 Slim and PS2 Slim

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Glad to hear you're back in business Skuld. My 40 GB is starting to get loud again. I think it's time to open her up, and redo the thermal paste a second time, and give her a good cleanin'.

 

Have you tried turning on the main power switch in the back while holding the eject "button" to get your old game out? It might be worth a try. Smiley Wink

Yes, I knew about the ps1 games. I believe ALL ps3's will play them. I still pop in the original Road Rash from time to time. Sure wish there was an updated ps3 version. Smiley Very Happy

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DaletonaDave wrote:
Have you tried turning on the main power switch in the back while holding the eject "button" to get your old game out? It might be worth a try. Smiley Wink

 


Yeah, I did try the trick....but the BD drive does not even spin up before the unit went back to YLoD.  The only thing I hear, other than the dreaded beep-beep-beep, is the fan coming on.

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I have taken mine apart to manually clean the BR lense. It's not too difficult if you're even just mediocre at that kind of thing. Just watch a YT vid or two first so you know what you're getting into.

...only if getting the old one out is that important to you. Smiley Wink
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If people only knew how easy it is to a fix PS3 with youtube.

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DaletonaDave wrote:

Glad to hear you're back in business Skuld. My 40 GB is starting to get loud again. I think it's time to open her up, and redo the thermal paste a second time, and give her a good cleanin'.

 

Have you tried turning on the main power switch in the back while holding the eject "button" to get your old game out? It might be worth a try. Smiley Wink

Yes, I knew about the ps1 games. I believe ALL ps3's will play them. I still pop in the original Road Rash from time to time. Sure wish there was an updated ps3 version. Smiley Very Happy


Bummer to hear that.  I guess I've been lucky with my origional PS3, haven't had one problem with it.  Keep yours alive a little longer, hopefully a PS4 will be coming out in a couple years.

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welcome back, and good luck with your new PS3

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Feb 12, 2013

Welcome back Numbskuld...

 

exX, I like the new Sig, Looks great. Only one thing, did you really have to make the GT soo large? You can hardly see my b-e-a-utiful BMW sitting over there...lol. J/k. 

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your fault for parking there ... Smiley Tongue

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