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No writing on power up

When i turn on my ps3 the sony entertainment thing comes up then after that all you see is the backround no writing or anything so yo cant do anything ethier HELP

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  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2008

    My playstation 3 turns on but the only thing that it shows is my background and restarting doesnt help

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    have the same problem and as no writing comes up cannot update... help

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Update to firmware 2.5 if you can , if your already on v2.5 firmware go to the recover menu and select restore ps3 system (search youtube ) or you can remove the hdd and put it in a 2.5" powered hdd enclosure and try to format by your pc or just take out your ps3 hard drive and then turn it on.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

  • Tech_PC Nov 14, 2008

    ps: to remove hard drive is in the ps3 manual both ones (online &ps3 manual you get with ps3) , by formatting you loose your saved data ,videos,demos and music , you might want to get a better 2.5" hard drive at your choice 


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Here's a quick guide:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000

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