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My PS3 is constantly flashing a black screen. It happens at various times and may last for up to 3 seconds at a time. The pace is hard to determine. I've switched the hdmi cords several times with no solution. Do i need to send it back or is there a solution?

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  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    yep

  • Stephen Munn
    Stephen Munn May 11, 2010

    If this is not happening in the middle of a game, this could be a situation where your PS3 and TV are not agreeing with each other in terms of resolution. Make sure you don't have any resolutions set in your PS3's video options that cannot be displayed on your TV. Mine, for example, will do 1080i, but will not do 720p.

    If it is happening all the time, regardless of what the PS3 is doing, it's probably something wrong with your PS3. You might consider exchanging it for a new one. Good luck!


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If you are sure it is not the cords then return the system or contact sony

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Although, for some games, the screen goes black for a longer period of time than other games. Another important factor that determines for how long the screen goes black is the health of your disc.
First of all, it is advised that you exercise patience and wait for a couple of minutes before trying anything. During this period of time, the game is trying to load all the necessary files required to run the game.
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I see that you are getting the message saying hard disk is corrupted. The cause of the issue might be due to various reasons. to isolate and resolve the issue, I recommend you to perform the steps given in the below link:

http://www.ps3forums.com/archive/index.php/t-41928.html


If your not able to resolve the issue by your self
Please contact SCEA Consumer Services for technical assistance with a PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.


SCEA Consumer Services
1-800-345-SONY (7669)
Monday - Saturday 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM PST
Sunday 7:00 - AM 6:30 PM PST


Please get back to me with observations and results because it is important that I resolve your issue in a timely manner. I would like to add that we value your precious time and would be here round the clock to serve you


Sincerely,

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Sony Total Care

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