Hacking Help needed! ps3 hdd boots straight to restore

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Not sure how to start this bc im kinda new here, but hello!

I have ps3 super slim with hdd and internal flash storage.
I somehow "bricked" the hdd storage (some games crashed) and when booting the ps3 goes straight to restore database -> black screen for a long time -> back to restore, so i can go around it.

I still can go to recovery mode and i tried to rebuild database, restore file system, etc... The system update part freezes instantly. It could been the part that really fixes it...

So i changed the bootable drive from hdd to flash and it boots, i installed hfw, hen and multiman to it and tried to get my games and saves out of hdd to my pc, but when booting from flash it wont load the hdd so its not possible and i know that i cant just put the hdd to pc because its secured or something.

i just want my games and saves safe, or if possible i want the hdd fixed... i have restored it many times already.

Can anyone help me with this matter. Medium level noob here :)

Im happy to add more details if needed!

Kind regards.
Tom
 

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if the hdd is going out, then no. you'd need the erk (eid root key) to dump content. it's part of the metldr, and we do not know metldr 2's key.
 
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