Send your PS3 to Endless Electronics to get a YLOD Reball done with a lifetime YLOD warranty and you won't have to worry about loss of data.
A lot cheaper than buying a brand new PS3 IMO....
I did search old posts first and saw that Endless E. has a life time waranty, howver due to the fact that my 60G system is over
five years old and has been though other repairs I thought it mght be more cost effective to put my money into a new 500G system rather than the old one.
Just researched Endless Electronics, at least $80 for the repair plus $30 for shipping and the warranty is for ONE year, if you want lifetime you have to pay for it.
Obviously you have to pay for it...
Still cheaper than buying a new PS3