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My kids were playing on the PS3 and the game froze so they turned the PS3 off and then back on again and all we get now is just a blank (black) screen. No sound or even a introduction like when you first turn the system on. All the lights on the PS3 light up but nothing on the screen. Regards PAUL

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If PS3 is under warranty, you need to contact Sony Customer Support.

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You can perform a reset by holding down the Power button for about 10 seconds. The power light should turn red, then you can let go of the button.

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First telme What tv you have and how you sony is conected with tv via hdmi,scart or video out,since PS3 works only on HDMI. or you get the composite cables and set the tv up to have the specs liek the ps3
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    check the connecting wires on the rear panel, make sure the cords are properly connected to the appropriate ports, also make sure they are free of any dirt or muck. If this didn't help, you may want to return the unit with your warranty card and exchange it for a new one. 

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Hello paulandpam13, Im sorry to hear that happened to you, same thing happened to me with my first PS3 , I called Sony tech support and they told me to turn the system off by pressing and holding the power button until you hear it beep, then to wait 2 minutes and to turn it back on by pessing and holding the power button and the eject button..Well i'll tell you it didn't work for me so they send me a new one. So i say if you still have warranty get in contact with them to replace your PS3

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    Let's look at things how they really are, you and I know that this is not a video problem bc if it were then you would still hear sound when the PS3 comes on and things like that, but what this is is a software issue, meaning something went internally wrong inside the PS3, and it happens sometimes from continuos nonstop use, so i dont think you should worry about playing with video cables.

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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. turn the main power on and hold the standby button for 5 seconds.

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