hi all, need some help troubleshooting a ps3,
1st off network was failing to connect, wireless and wired
2nd wireless pads need syncing via usb cable each restart
3rd nothing played on disc - audio cds, dvds, games
so i got a new laser for the console and replaced that - was the all in 1 laser type.
then it was still playing up, the games etc would spin up and show loading icon (disc spin) in the top corner and then nothing happens.
later i noticed the fan getting louder after 2mins of booting (possible overheating - same sound level as an hair dryer).
so then i thought it could be a firmware problem and so tried to update via a usb stick (3.40 failed 8002F1F9 error the same happened with 3.30)
Now im stuck with recovery mode and the h.d.d. empty.
I then thought it might be failing to update because of overheating so i've cleaned the 2 chips and re applyed some thermal compound, and nothing has changed.
There's no blockage of airflow, i only used a thin layer of thermal compound, the metal heatsinks are getting hot - so it must be connecting well. Also the psu is not even that hot so i don't think it's that.
I'm ready throw it out the window but want to fix it, any ideas what's causing the problems or how to fix any of them?