I'm having some issues with my PS3 and cant get to the root of the problem. It began when I downloaded the latest firmware update earlier this week. Afterwards I was playing NCAA 12 and the sound went away then it froze on me. I tried other games and none of them would load. So I did a full system restore overnight and tried it again the next day with NCAA 12. It worked for about 20 mins and then the sound went away and it froze again. After this I did the power button thing where it brings you to the screen with 6 options and I chose Option 3 rebulid the file system. When I did this I noticed that it said the hard drive was corrupt and it would be restored. After doing this I tried a different game and it worked fine, although I only played for about 25 minutes, and I tried I regular DVD movie and it seemed to have no problems. So thinking it may be fixed I put NCAA 12 back in and the freeze happens again and myhard drive was corrupted again. After this happens I cant load any games with out restoring the file system again.
So I'm thinking it could be the game causing the problems but I question that b/c I never had an issue until the minute I downloaded the new firmware and I'm not sure how a game could all of a sudden corrupt the hard drive.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated.