Hello, long time no post. So recently, my old (nearly 6+ year) PS3 started to faulter on me. Games would constantly freeze or lock up in many various and random ways. It'd overheat within 10 minutes of being turned on (even without a heavy load running). It was the 120GB Slim model, got it Dec 2009. So for my birthday this year, instead of upgrading OTHER things I need (ie my good PC monitor also died) I bought a brand new (never, ever preowned) 500GB Superslim model from Amazon.
I followed the details on this page to the T: https://support.us.playstation.com/a...ansfer-utility
Everything seemed fine, and it still does in 'some' ways. I activated the new system, did everything right or so I am pretty certain. And now, I just keep getting effin' tons of PSN error codes; to be fair, my Lady whom is on the same network as me has had a few error codes the last few days, but not nearly as many as I am getting. It all "seems" to be directed at a PSN error (it finds my internet, IP, etc to which I have a VERY strong connection), which seems odd. When I go to Sync Trophies, it'll get to about 5% then hang really slowly til it gets to about 7-8% then the famous "error has occurred, cannot connect to PSN, have been disconnected" blah blah bullsh*t. I figured perhaps playing a game and attaining a new trophy and then attempting the Sync again might fix, to no avail. Even when I have PS+ run, it'll sit there for 10 minutes doing nothing (no yellow blinking light) and even if there is save data to upload AND a trophy, when the system turns back on it'll only have uploaded the save, not the trophies. Something is f*cking up and I have no idea what.
I had looked into my Router, released/renewed the IP, checked all wired cables - et cetera. A friend of mine thinks that MAYBE when I did the data transfer, something was corrupt on the old system (which had been causing the overheats and crashing) and it transferred to the new system. If that is the case, then I am probably looking at doing the feared FULL PS3 system restore, and just starting over without doing a data transfer (ie losing any save data that wasn't uploaded to Plus and having to reinstall freakin 100+gb of stuff).
Anyway, I just thought maybe others had run into this crap and could have a few words of advice for me, and what I should do. Because it really sucks getting a spankin' brand new system and immediately having issues.
Thanks for listening and understanding.
Edit*- I should add that even though syncing trophies hangs, it for some reason still sent the new trophy to the server, even appearing on FB. Just effin' odd, I tell you.