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I made a mistake and had my av and hdmi cords pluged into my tv and ps3 at the same time. The screen turned red. I got scared and had put my finger over the power button for five seconds now I have a blank screen.

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Turn the system off then turn it back on and keep holding the power button , when you hear the system beep let go watch the light blink or look for any changes on the screen display, if no change in screen yet turn off and back on again. If no change i would advice that you get it contact with Sony and consider getting a replacement.

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