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My browser isn't working!

I tried to move my ps3 to a location where I would have a better net connection, but when I turned it on, everything was normal, but the browser (where you find video, network, games, etc.) was not showing up on screen. When I tried to turn it back to stand by mode, the green light flashed for nearly half an hour before I decided to use the switch in the back. I tried just rebooting it, but I had the same problem. I moved it back to its normal spot, but I had the almost the same exact problem, except now the icons for the browser appeared as well as the clock, and the loading symbol at the top right corner is there also. I can connect controllers, load and eject discs, and hold in the connect button so that "turn off the system" and "turn off controller" appear, but without the browser, I cannot watch movies, play games, or do anything else. If it matters, my ps3 is an 80 gig and I've had it for a year and a half with no problems whatsoever until now. Someone help!

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I fixed this problem, but I'm still not entirely sure what went wrong. If I'm not mistaken, my wireless connection to the internet was causing it. I took my ps3 to my friend's house to see if he knew anything (who does not have wifi by the way) and we turned on the ps3 and it worked just fine. To be sure, I switched the internet connection settings to wired before I brought my playstation back home. Unfortunately, it only gave me the option to restore the hard disk. Somehow, this didn't delete all my game data, but I may have just gotten lucky. I can't gaurentee this will work for everyone, but I seem to have fixed the problem by terminating my ps3's wireless internet connection

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