This is my first post and after many hours of research, disassembly, and reassembly; I have finally broke down and will start a thread. I'm sure its out there somewhere, but I'm tired of looking. So here it is:
I picked up this old Phat CECHH01 40 Gig from a friend for free. He said that it just needed a new blue ray laser. I eventually ordered the correct one and installed it. After accidentally dismantling the transmission gears for the Blue Ray Drive and putting them back, I got it running. The issue remained the same. The XMB would recognize the game and even load the skin for it after inserting the disc. When I would attempt to play the game it would act like it was loading. Shortly thereafter (say less than a minute) the original XMB would start back up and then load the skin. . .
After some research I discovered the safe-mode start-up and did all of them. Nothing changed.
After removing the hard drive and reformatting it completely I installed the newest update via usb stick. Nothing changed.
Once again I went back to the safe mode and chose option 3 "Restore File System". . . It once again explained to me that it had corrupt files and it would soon be "fixing" them. . .
With one game (Fallout 3, it would post error code: 80010017)
In a nutshell I:
1. Replaced Blue-Ray
2. Ran Safe-Mode options 3,4,5, & 6
3. Removed HDD, reformatted it in (FAT)
4. Slammed head into wall.
5. Wrote current post