Has it died?
I have a 2008 launch model PS3 (fat). I used to have CFW on it, and it's 3.55. It was prone to getting a lot of YLODs because of poor cooling.
During a update (I was updating Rebug), power to the system failed, and so the system shut down. When I turned it back on, I had no video output. I check all other outputs, and there was nothing. I can get into the service menu just fine, and there is video output.
I am pretty certain the hard drive has failed, as I get these warnings when doing certain service menu options. When I attempt to restore the file system, I get "A serious error has occurred. Contact technical support. (8001002B)". When an attempt to rebuild the database is made, I get "The system storage cannot be accessed".
The problem is because my PS3 has really poor cooling, it will quickly YLOD again. When I had CFW on it, I always changed the fan speed manually so it doesn't overheat. It has YLOD'd again, and I cannot be asked to pull it apart and reflow it again. So, I am always up against time when trying to diagnose it without the aid of CFW to change the fan speed.
Given the above, is this a hard drive fault? I have even tried formatting it to FAT32 using GParted (Partition Manager for Ubuntu).
I think it's the system itself getting old the phat ps3 is old and eventually gives up on everyone. I would say try changing the hdd but that might get you to far with that ps3
Yeah, it could be old age. I'm not really that bothered by it, so I'll try a different hard drive, and see how that goes.
Originally Posted by unknownEMS