It seems that my PS3 Slim's HDD is pretty much dead after playing with that buggy ass game called Prince of Persia Trilogy.
While I was playing with Sands of Time my PS3 froze a couple of times and the same thing happened when playing with Warrior Within as well. After a froze I have restarted my PS3 by holding the power off button but this time I didn't get the "The system was not turned off properly last time it was used" message rather I got a "File system is corrupt and will be restored" message. I freaked out a bit but it did the thing and I was able use my console. I remembered, that my original fat PS3 got YLOD after a similiar situation so to be on the safe side, I copied all my saves to a USB stick and started to play with Warrior Within again. I finished the game, got the platinum and quit from the game to the XMB. It took a really long time for the XMB to come up but when it did the system completely froze. So, yet again, I pressed the power off to shut off the system then on the next startup I got the same corrupt system message, I pressed X and it started to do the thing. This is going on for 7 hours now. 😵 I don't want to turn it off because I'm afraid that it'll cause more damage to the HDD.
So here is my question:
Is it possible to fix the HDD in any way? I have many games & DLCs downloaded, also got some pictures/videos which I don't really want to lose.