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Ps3 screen wont come up

Ive been through the steps: try to reset, hold down until you hear the beeps the screen kind of gets darker like its about to work but stays black the controllers aren't connecting either

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  • gamer2 Jan 26, 2009

    ps3 wont show a screen when its turned on its just blank and wont even show the startup screen please help

  • ACE_98 Jan 26, 2009

    hi i have a ps3 60GB (2007) and i have never had a problem with it i updated it to 2.60 4days ago and now every time i turn it on my screen just shows the ps3 backgrouand and no icons or XMB games wont start and wen i hold the reset button down i get 6 options
    1.restart system
    2.restore system
    3.rebuild database
    4.update system
    etc....
    and i need to know how 2 fix it !!! i have seen other people about this and ome have the same problem if you can help i would be very greatful
    looking forward to your reply
    steve

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

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I think i've found two solutions with one being the easiest, hassle-free and no-cost solution and the other simply alternative DIY solution.

1) I phoned Sony Customer Support and the person i spoke to was really polite and organised a 'striaight-swap' console-for-console. They are sending a courier to my house with a new ps3 with the 40gb hard drive, similar to that in my 'damaged' console.

They said dont give them any cables, games or even the hard drive which you can take out and keep- they are quite literally swapping my old machine for a new one, which comes with a pre-fitted hdd.

I phoned them on Monday and they said it would arrive sometime on Thursday.

I strongly suggest anyone with this kind of problem and minimal, otherwise no experince of replacing hard-drive's themselves to do the same - after all, no extra costs are required, only a few days without your console.

2) I'm not entirely sure about people outside of the UK, but if you go to www.play.com, you will find a cheap and affordable-for-what-it's-worth hard drive that you can fit in and as gamerfixer07 has stated, 9 times out of 10, it will work.

The HDD specs are:
-Western Digital (brand)
-320GB
-2.5" (of course)
-5400 rpm (don't ever get 7200 rpm unless you wanna burn your ps3)
-good seek speed
-£49.99 (Hey! If your currency is the Euro then its cool cos it's almost £1 = 1 EURO).

I hope this helps.

Please leave some feedback if everything is ok. Thanks!

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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