Hi guys. So about 4 hours ago I was playing BF3 when it froze. As I got up to reset it, I tripped on a weight and smacked the ps3 really hard while resetting it.
I smacked it just below where the CD region is, above the power button. Its a super slim model with the disk slider.
I booted it up because I got worried but it booted up well. I tried to open up BF3 just in case but it stayed on loading and was longer than usual when a notification came up saying the system was overheating. It was the first time seeing this and I ignored it until my ps3 shut off on its own.
This is weird because my system is only 2 months old but I bought it used from amazon because I'm poorfag. I have never seen this notification before.
Then this worried me even more and I booted it up again but the login screen didnt show up although the wave animation still flowed.
I resetted it again but this time it started up with a LOUD whirring noise as if a fan.
It sounded almost exactly like my mate's 1st gen ps3 console's fan.
I got worried and frantically pressed the reset button but it didn't work so I pressed the fuse button to power it off.
However when I booted, the grinding whirring sound disappeared and I was greeted by my ps3 saying its file system is corrupt and needs to rebuild database.
I had no choice but to press ok and it has been 3 hours like this. At first it loaded up fine and then it got stuck at 20%. 3 hours later it SLOWLY went up to 30%.
Its 5 am here and I am so sad about this. I'm thinking of sleeping and leaving it on.
Should I reset it by now? I'm worried if my HDD failed. Hopefully its just the fans right? Because the overheating came up after I accidentally smacked it. But if it was the hard drive it would have YLOD'd right? Or I wouldn't be able to access the restore options. Advice please
P.S just checked it now. Its 32% rebuilding databases. Should I be resetting it or just let it go on overnight?