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I can see the black screen and the wave but noyhing else

It does turn on and the wave comes up but i dont get the menu

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  • samuelc1997 Jan 11, 2009

    I have the same problem, I get a black screen nd the wave but nothin else.

  • ah271 Jan 11, 2009

    notsomot,

    I tried doing that but it only came up with HDMI cable detected would you like to use this? i chose yes.

    Then it said, would you like to use the optimal settings? i chose yes and it selected 1080i for mine.

    After this, the standard PS3 music came on. It displayed "Sony Computer Entertainment" and that was it. It was just black and waves. No user accounts. No other screen just the black wave.

    How can this be remedied?

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I think i have found an answer and it will probably be annoying to mostpeople. I think it's the internal Hard Drive that is messed up. Followthese links below:

http://www.fixya.com/support/t825165-idk

http://www.fixya.com/support/t1046155-black_screen_death_ps3

two different threads, same problem, same answer.

Your best bet (if you're in the UK) is to get a 320GB hard drive fromplay.com for a mere £50. That is quite cheap compared to other similarhard drives.

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Turn off your console at the mains at the back. Leave it off for five minutes. Turn it back on at the back. Now turn in on by the On button and hold the on button untill it beeps. You should reset the console back to the factory settings, if this does not do it. Then it is a graphics problem and you need to contact warrenty.

Hope this works for you

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