Original post by: Jesse Routledge ,
I turned my console off (original fat ps3 with ps2 compatibility). Unplugged it from the power supply because the lead was too short kept getting in the way. Was gonna get a longer one the next day. Turned the console back on 24hrs later and bang ylod . could not get it to load up again so I thought I might try replacing the hdd and what do you know it works again. Lesson ... Ylod is not always the end !