I got a ps3 in yesterday that has a freezing issue. The hdd needed to be formated. After and hour or two of it failing. I got it to format in another system. Then it worked fine. I took it out and used hiren's boot cd to run seatools, killdisk and bad sector repair just toake sure there was nothing wrong with the drive.
All went well nothing wrong with drive. Once back up and running it still freezes about 40 mins to hour of use. Game, streaming, or just setting there at xbm. It wasn't overheating, no excessive heat coming out of it other than a little from power supply but the usual amount. Tried a new hdd. Same thing. So I went on to change the thermal Compound. It was still in good shape but had to chane since I removed the board. Surprisingly it was a very very clean system. Very minamal dust.
I really don't think it was over heating cause the fan stayed on low at all times during testing and liken I said before. No excessive heat blowing out from fan. What could cause this issue. Will a reflow fix it. I hope not cause it just doesn't seem like it needs it but I'm still a noob so...
It's fat 40 gig non bc
Oh and I have reinstalled 3.5 on it also
Thanks in advance