OK so I bought a used 80 GB Backwards Compatibility PS3 from Eb games I only bought it used because I wanted a ps3 that could also play PS2 and PS1 games. It worked fine but after 3 months it started acting up like when im playing sf4 or any other game the screen would just freeze and there would be like green and red squares on the screen this also happens on the XMB menu. I called SONY and they told me to pay 177$ and some cents + another 30 dollars for shipping because the warranty was expired. I dont want to waste that much money on sending it to them because thats basically the price of a brand new ps3. I tried all the safe mode options SONY told me to try but it still keeps freezing with the green squares on the screen. Does anyone know what might be wrong with my ps3 and how I can fix it it gets annoying because when I’m playing online sometimes I cant even get a full match it just freezes on the first round. It also freezes when I’m playing PSN games.
heres an example of what it looks like when my ps3 freezes: http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/1263/1236706546.jpg