Originally Posted by thespamofpower
If the hardware is dead, then wouldn't they just throw your old hard drive into the new system? Also, I wonder if your computer could recognize the disk format from your ps3. since its just a standard notebook drive, it isn't too much of a reach to think you could extract your saves.
No, as I posted in some random thread I had to call Sony abt my dead 60 gig as well (as far as I know, the NFS Prostreet demo killed it). Luckily there is nothing currently in the PS3.
The first question I asked the support lady when I had a chance is would I have to send my HDD and what would happen to it. She told me, yes I would have to send it in, and all my data would unfortunately be erased. I believe she told me I could expect it back in 7-10 business days as soon as Sony received it max.
I have someone willing to let me throw my saves on a jump drive, but I have to figure out how to remove the hard drive (I'm assuming doing so doesn't void the warranty). I'm hoping that if I have the chance to do that, the hard drive won't damage the other system at all; it shouldn't.
As far as the COD situation, I said in the earlier thread that my recent PS3 failure kinda has me wary of even playing COD 4. I also remember several problems with COD 3. I'm gunshy now, but even if I have prolems w/ COD4 I guess it's not really that big of a deal. You'd think Activision would have figured it out by now though.
To rodeojones: Snooping around on the official Sony boards, I noticed there were several threads discussing COD4 doing the same thing to PS3s. There was also someone that had a similar problem as me after the NFS demo.