Well... I've had it since 2007, and haven't had much of a problem until two weeks ago when I went to play Uncharted 3 Free Multiplayer (So I don't have to get up and put the disc in.)
And, well, today, it crapped out on me.
I know what you're probably thinking. But, it's not the Yellow Light, and I can still access the safe-mode menu. But, the PS3 itself will not boot.
When I try to re-build the data-base, it fails. When I try to do anything in safe mode, the action cannot be complete. What I think is the hard drive. It makes a clicking noise. It's not the PS3's original HDD, and I don't have any more spares to test it... I just sold my last spare last week....
The disc drive is fine... I popped Tekken 6 into the bluray drive just to test. It didn't make any weird noises, and responded normally. Pushed the eject button and got my disc out. It's just Tekken 6, so I don't care if that gets stuck. But, the moment my PS3 crapped out, I made sure I took TTT2 out of it.
So, anyway. PS3 turns on with green light, and is able to safe mode. Bluray player works absolutly fine. 8 times out of 10, I keep it dusted, and I checked for dust in the hard drive, and it was clean. I really think it was a hard drive failure, as it was previously in a Laptop that had broken due to a hard falling.
I just want to ask another opinion before I get a new hard drive, only to find out it's the motherboard, or something stupid like that. But, I don't think it's the motherboard, because it doesn't yellow light and goes into safe mode. I'm only going to spend so much money, knowing a new model PS3 is coming, AND PS4 coming in november.... -___-