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Screen is only black

The system turns on but there is no menu, playstation logo... nothing.
I tried holding the touch button and listening to the beeps. No good.
There is no internet connection as of yet so I have not updated anything. A friend tried connecting to the internet with the Netgear wireless router. Could that have caused a problem?

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If you read the manual for trouble shooting all you have to do is unplug everything from the back of your ps3 except the power and the video connection. Then turn the main power on and hold the standby button for 5 seconds.

If this doesn't work, let me know

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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    Benjamin Patri Jan 13, 2009

    hi, have you done my suggestion and fixed the problem?

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Try resetting first the unit. unplug/remove all connections, and put it back again.

[post back again, and let us know

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Hello,

You can try the steps below. Its from PlayStation Forum:

1. Turn off Playstation®3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

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• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
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• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System

If the above steps still does not solve the problem, then I think will have to update your Ps3.

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You could also try this as well: put the PS3 on then press the eject button (with no disc in) then hold it and switch the PS3 off at the back with your finger on the eject button still holding it, then put it back on and the fan test should be working this may cool it down. It might be over heating.

If after trying the above options and it still does not solve the problem, then maybe the lens is weak and that's why it cannot read any disc.

But if your problem is not still solved, then maybe you should call sony for further assistance.

I wish you good luck.

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ello,

Follow the steps below. Its from PlayStation Forum:

1. Turn off Playstation.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
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• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION.
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• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION System

If the above steps still does not solve the problem, then I think will have to update your PS.

Update your PS (in the settings menu the 1st option).

Go on the internet browser on the PS then go on the menu press triangle then on one of them there are delete cookies and the delete the others as well as cookies.

You could also try this as well: put the PS on then press the eject button (with no disc in) then hold it and switch the PS off at the back with your finger on the eject button still holding it, then put it back on and the fan test should be working this may cool it down. It might be over heating.

Take care.

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Hello,

You can try the steps below. Its from PlayStation Forum:

1. Turn off Playstation®3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
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5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System

If the above steps still does not solve the problem, then I think will have to update your Ps3.

Update your PS3 (in the settings menu the 1st option).

Go on the internet browser on the PS3 then go on the menu press triangle then on one of them there are delete cookies and the delete the others as
well as cookies.

You could also try this as well: put the PS3 on then press the eject button (with no disc in) then hold it and switch the PS3 off at the back with your finger on the eject button still holding it, then put it back on and the fan test should be working this may cool it down. It might be over heating.

But if your problem is not still solved, then maybe you should call sony for further assistance.

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Step 2:
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Step 3:
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Step 4
: We recommending performing the safe mode options in the following order until one of the options works for you. If one of the options work, do not continue onto the other options.
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  2. Restore File System
  3. Rebuild Database
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Have you tried a Database Restore from Safe Mode? :o)

Step 1: Turn off the PLAYSTATION 3 by holding the Power button on the front of the unit till the Power light is red.

Step 2:
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  2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep, indicating the video reset.
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Step 3:
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