Playstation 3 updating problems
The drives only last on average 1-3 years with average use, sometimes less.
The hard drive becomes married to the PS3 after being formated which is why we have to do it twice.
Doing this will fix MOST consoles experiencing this problem.
For most the problem lies in the Graphics Processor Unit or RSX chip.
Heat causes the chip to come off the board a tiny-tiny bit and that's all it takes.
You could always just slam the top cover over to the left too.