Originally Posted by KillerBug
You didn't say to throw it away, but you did say that it was only worth fixing to get your data back...so logically, if you don't care about your saves, that would be saying not to fix it at all.
As for a new system, there is still a very serious risk of YLOD...sony slows the fan speeds through firmware updates as soon as models get out of warranty, so a new system is really not a permanent YLOD fix. As I mentioned before, my YLOD-repaired fat has lasted longer than a slim bought long after the YLOD repair.
No. Not logical. You have made an assumption and omitted provided information.
A PS3 data transfer transfers EVERYTHING including in my experience encrypted saves.
Although I do recommend saving them to the PSN cloud if you can.
I do have and offered in this thread Exact instructions on how to successfully perform a PS3 to PS3 data transfer.
Your exaggerating the YLOD risk and your FAT success but I can agree that it is still risk.
I think those risks can be mitigated by doubling down so to speak on two systems.
The best of both worlds if you have the cash.
Gaming is an expensive hobby especially PC gaming.
At least its not as bad the 360 failure rates used to be.
BTW: Every other console I have purchased before this generation still works.