so about a week ago my roommate "claims" he decided to play AC:brotherhood on my jailbroken ps3. when i went to use it again, nothin under the photo, music, video, and games categories would load in the xmb. it just keeps doing the two spinning arrows. but everything loads under the network and settings categories. so this leads me to believe perhaps my hdd dead on me. i upgraded the hdd about a year ago to a samsung spinpoint 640gb.
so i believe its dead bc nothing loads under games, videos, music, and photos, but at the same time when i go to system information it still gives my the correct free space (only 28gb) and total space on the hdd. i am only assuming that if the hdd was dead it would no longer be able to display the available/total space of the hdd. i still have access to the restore hdd and default settings options but i dont want to do that incase there is some way i can salvage everything i had. any input or information you guys have for me i greatly appreciate. thanks in advance.
P.s. here are the specs i am dealing with 640gb samsung spinpoint hdd in an origanally 80gb fat ps3. running fw3.41 and jailbroken using hermes v4b & using open manager 2.1-I.
again i would like to save anything off the hdd i can, and would like to stay on 3.41 if at all possible.