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I was playing GT5 last night when for some reason the ps3 stopped reading the GT5 disk. I'd just finished a race instead of the game taking me to the next screen the car continued to drive round the track.
I could here the blueray drive making a repetitive sound as it attempted to read the disk. At this point I powered the console down and restarted.
The game didn't appear in the menu and again a could hear the drive making a repetitive reading sound, eventually it just gives up.
I've another game with the same result.
We've only had the ps3 since Christmas(not even a month) so I'm thinking of getting it exchanged for a new one.
The problem is with the game data, I've spent many hours doing licenses and working through the game and would really like to get this transfered accross to the new console.
I've seen posts about backing up and restoring the data to the same console and some other posts about copy protection being removed from GT5 in a recent patch.
But no definitive guide to backup the data from one machine to another.
Is it a matter of backing up the data of the system using the backup utility from my current ps3, using external HD and restoring it one the new one?
Or do I have to do this process over an ethernet cable?
Has anybody done this before?
just came across this,
This is going to be a bit of a problem as I'll need to do this at tesco when exchanging consoles
Depending on how much data you have this process can take a very long time. Someone did this over Xmas and it took 3 days.
Before anything went wrong with the ps3 I made a backup of just the GT5 game data. Trying to see if I could use this data with another local user I tried to restore the saved data under a differrent user.
Sure enough the data restored under a different user, but when starting GT5 it detected the game data was originally creted by a different user and only gave me an option to wipe that data before I can continue.
This raises the question: Can I restore the GT5 data onto a different console when I would have had to create new users on the new ps3? Sure I would create the users with the same name but is that good enough to convince GT5, does the ps3 use some other unique value to id a user behind the scenes?
Easy to test if two consoles are available.
Looking at the size of just the game data for GT5 it's hard to belive that all the gamedata is included. I have quite a few replays recorded in my GT5 profile, the backup only comes to around 450Kb
My son also has taken photo's in GT5 and his game data is roughly the same size, those photo's can't be included in the gamedata backup, the size of the backup file is just not large enough. Not unless sony has developed some mega photo compression code.
Both toy story ang GT5 game data are available to copy so it should be copied over to the new system on a full backup.
All things considered I'll continue on the route of a full backup and restore, I'll post the result of the outcome in this thread, I just hope it works.
Thanks for your help.
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