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Ps3 blank screen on start up

Hey posted this before still no go..i was woundering how to get to the format page..(the one were you hold the power button down for so many seconds and plug in your usb charge cord..then your controller) i was planning on wipeing everything out and trying to go from there..?

i have no clue why this blank screen is here it just poped up one day after playing the new (iron man) game..everything works the buttons beep..the lights come on..

i called sony 150.00 to SERVICE IT!?

hey NO THANKS!...paid alot for the thing as it is..(we all know the feeling)


any solutions to how to bring up the page...OR even solve the problem!?

i would really really appericate any sort of feed back!

thank you!!

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  • bigjohn6466 Nov 13, 2008

    i got the new fallout game and was playing it for around 5 hours and when i stoped played with my themes and later shut the system down. the next morning at 9 tryed to play the game and turned on and froze, tryed agian and the screen blew into different colors and would not go. other times would not even show the screen.

    tried on few other t.v.s dont know if i overheated the cells or something else. i need to finish that game!!!!!!!!!



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The "NO VIDEO/PIXELATED VIDEO/FROZEN VIDEO" problem is all too common on the PS3. It results from overheating of the RSX and/or CELL processor. if the ps3 shuts down on its own it is due to overheating. It is necessary to disassemble the unit and apply AS5 compound and shim the heatsinks to ensure proper contact between the fan assembly heat sink and the processors. I can do this for $55 or you can send to SONY if under warranty.

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