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Ps3 xmb glitch

Here is a video I made to show what is happening but this video was made before the text began twisting and becoming unreadable.

I have had this problem since 2.4 my text is twisting and my icons are stretched out. I can still play games and movies fine but all the text even the keyboards text twisted or is stretched and unreadable. All images such as on the store or background are stretched out to.It's getting worse now right when i turn my ps3 on its messed up or in under 30 sec it will mess up. Also the in game xmb does the same thing now.

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  • punkerjw Jan 15, 2009

    Just to be clear I meant firmware 2.4

  • punkerjw Jan 15, 2009

    Also it is not overheating. I have it in an open space and it's quiet. I have tried hooking it up with different cords also and to different tv's. So it has to be a glitch when i updated it at sometime and it continues to get worse.



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