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PS3 won't show the system screen unless a game is running... HELP

When I turn on the system with NO discs in it, it shows nothing on the screen. When I turn it on with a game in it, the game works fine, but when I hit the PlayStation button on the remote, it shows me the system screen. (Turns black and shows all the icons and options of the PS3). However, any options I choose it prompts "must quit game in order to perform this action" or something to that extent, and when i hit yes, it shows a blank screen once again.

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  • calvinlee Jan 07, 2009

    Can you be more specific on this? What cables? When should i hold down the power button? While it's off or while its on?

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Put in cables ps3 came with with system on standby hold power button on system down for 10sec

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