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Screen goes black when i quit any game, wont play dvd's

The other day i tried quitting a game by holding down the PS button on the middle of the ps3 controller (as i do normally) and instead of the ps3 going back to the main menu, a black screen appears, the ps3 freezes and will only go away by holding down the power button for 10 seconds. Also from that point on i cant play any dvd's either. I have tried nearly everything posted in the threads and still nothing changes. If there is anything else i could try can you help me? I think i'm still under warranty but it seems like a lot of hassle to go through returning it to Sony and also i've heard they give you a reconditioned ps3. ******** if you ask me. I paid a grand for my ps3 and accessories. I dont want 2nd hand ****. Anyway, thanx for listening. Hope u can help.

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  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    I have the same problem bro! minus the warrenty... How did you get that resolved? And are there any solutions out there??

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    same problem

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    i have the same problem. does your menu show up with spinning arrows?



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Ok do not worry this may mean two things crached hard drive or a corrupted hard drive all you have to do is turn it on but let the red ligth be on turn it on do not remove your finger from the button until it go's off again turn it on again keep your finger until it makes a sound but still do not remover your finger untill it makes two sounds after eachouther take your finger of fast nou a screen will apear say restore sestem untill your ps3 works again it take 1-4 trys and if nothing happens you must format it.HOPE I WAS USEFULL PLZZ RATE ME AND IF THERE IS ANYTHING ELS EMAIL ME TO I DO PS1,2,3,DVD PLAYERS AND PC sorry for my spelling i am only 13 and i afrikaans BUT PLZZZ RATE ME Rusty

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