Strange graphic/boot up problem
Hope someone can shed some light on this problem as follows.
Got a ylod ps3 of ebay, reflowed with heat gun and switched on. Started to boot up, but then graphics pixellated and system froze.
re-boot, same again. re-boot WORKS perfect, and continues to work perfectly until switched off.
When switched off, i might have to try several time to get it to boot, it might freeze on the wavy ps3 logo, or very shortly after, but always before XMB has fully loaded, i know there is a very small time line here.
Once XMB is loaded, the machine will work perfectly until i choose to switch it of (standby mode) , i rarely use the switch on the back.
The machine wont read any discs, i assume the lens has gone, but plays downloaded demos perfect, and plays streamed movies perfect.
If it crashed when it got warm i could understand, but it only crashes when trying to boot, and if it does boot it works perfect till switched off.
Hope someone can help.