Blue line squares
I have read a lot on here, but don't post much.
So I got a 120gb slim, model is CECH-2001A, used. It appears to have light use, warranty sticker was still intact.
While on the xmb, I get some weird looking blue lines that make squares in the upper half of the screen. They r not too big, and kinda flicker.
The weird thing is that they r not there when playing blu-rays or games. If I pause a movie, I will get some horizontal blue lines, but then when I play the movie they go away. Games look fine.
I tried doing a full restore on it, and reloaded 4.00 OFW ( I will be attempting my first downgrade on this console)
I also did open it up and replace the thermal compound with mx4, and cleaned out the dust.
Any ideas? I thought gpu reflow. Would be needed, but games and blu-rays look great.
Have you tried a different video output method? Try a different Hdmi cable, try component and composite wires. Maybe that will help you find the cause? Also when you find out if it is the wiring, check to see if it is your tv's input connector that is the problem?
Don't think the slim would need the reflow as this is usually a major gpu fix, and your problem doesn't seem to be a major one, IMHO of course (meaning I don't think a YLOD is about to happen)
The hdmi cable and port it is one is the same I use for my cfw phat model, and it works fine.
But I did try composite on another tv, and component on the main tv my phat is on.
The lower the resolution, the bigger the blocks are, and more of them (less lines of resolution)
I also did try the video reset as well.
It's just weird, cuz it works fine in games and blu rays, it just shows up on the xmb.