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PS3 YLOD Question

by Snake Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:56 pm

My PS3 died in the middle of a play session. I believe it is the YLOD. I do not care to try to fix it. I am going to give it to goodwill or something. I obviously want my personal info to be secure. Is taking the harddrive out enough to ensure no one is able to access my PSN info, credit card, etc?
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Re: PS3 YLOD Question

by Reprise Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:00 pm

Yeah, it should be completely safe. I imagine it would be impossible for your account info to be stored anywhere else other than the hard drive.
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Re: PS3 YLOD Question

by Cronozilla Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:22 pm

I concur, removing the HDD should make it user-information free.

There is a PS3 model that has internal storage, though. The Super Slim 12GB model. Though I doubt that's what you have if it's suffering YLOD.

Just curious, how much would you let the unit go for if you weren't donating it?
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