Long story awful weekend YLOD on PS3. Lots of great advice from HUKDers re sony etc but luckily i have found a friend that is doing a deal on their PS3 with me as their son has moved to Xbox.
So i now have a PS3 with fault spare. i know i can sell this obviously stating fault on ebay for about £70. Great but i am really worried about the HDD. As someone who knows very little about computers there could be account info photos all sorts on there. So my idea is to buy a cheap HDD off ebay for about £10 and replace my HDD sell it with the new HDD in. I would still get a good profit from this. It is very easy to put in so that is not a worry.
If i did this would it mean there would be no information about me and my family on the PS3. Is all the info in the HDD. I havent a clue about ROM and RAM and all that just want to know whether my idea makes sense. if it doesnt i will not feel comfortable getting rid of the old one which of course would be a loss.