Took my unit a apart and cleaned it all out! Made it througha whole game. Will continue on and see if it works out! On another note. To switch out the HDD, does one have to somehow load the OS back on to the ps 3 or is that a part of the firmware or what? And what HDD's are compatible? Besidesbeing SATA does the speed matter or brand? It has a seagate 40gig in it right now. Im guessing its 5400rpm.