Random freezes, stuck on "Preparing to start HOME menu"

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    Hello friends.

    My first post here.

    I bought a few "for parts" units for repair. One of them, allegedly, had only a broken screen and hinge and everything else worked.

    I replaced all and every time I tried to access anything from the menu (setting, game, et-cetera) the system would freeze.

    I then tried to "reset" the home menu, (holding: L+R+B+Down(keypad)) hoping that this would fix it. It didn't and now it's stuck on a "Preparing to start HOME menu screen" with a progress bar that just never fills up.


    Is the unit bricked?

    I tried resetting every cable and connector and everything looked fine