I have a 1st gen PS3 (40 GB, wide body model). Lately, it's been totally locking up. No error messages, just complete system freezes. Initially, I thought it was just my game freezing (Fallout: New Vegas, and face it, while Bethesda rocks, their games are... buggy). But even the OS was totally locked. No response from the PS button on the controller, even the power button on the unit itself. Had to pull the plug. Tried playing a downloaded game. Same result. Then was just navigating around in the console. Again. Only lights on the front were the leftmost green light where the USB ports are, and the far right green & blue power/activity light. Has anyone see similar problems. I'm currently looking on other gaming sites, but I know there are a LOT of gamers with experience here, so I thought it may actually save time. EDIT: It is up to date on software updates, system is well ventilated, and nothing new installed for... several months. I've had it for... 4 years?