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My ps3 will play sound of games or dvd but i have no picture

I can hear sound from screen but have no picture with dvd or games. if i hit the square button on the ps3 controller the picture will come up for a second and the ps3 will freeze up.

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The "NO VIDEO/PIXELATED VIDEO" problem is all too common on the PS3. It results from overheating of the RSX and/or CELL processor. It is necessary to disassemble the unit apply AS5 compound and shim the heatsinks to ensure proper contact between the heat sink and the processors. I do this for $65 or send to SONY if under warranty. They will fix for 150+tax if out of warranty 1800345SONY

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