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I took apart my ps3 and now it has no video or sound

I took the top off of my ps3 and removed the long 7 screws and blew out the dust and reassembled it and now i have no video of sound how r u dorinn

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Try doing a video mode reset. When the power light is red, hold your finger on the power button. keep holding it after it turns green. It should then beep and reset...

You can also try a fan test to blow out your system. this works much better than using an air compressor. To do this, turn off the power switch on the back of your console, hold your finger on the eject button, then flip the power switch on the back of the system to the "on" position. When the fan comes on release the eject button. The fan should then go into overdrive and run hard for about 20-30 seconds. Keep in mind, if your system is pretty dirty this is going to blow dust all over everything around it,
so do it away from other electronics! Good luck...

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Unfortunately, you will have to open it up and look yourself. Your warranty is now void so Sony will not replace or repair it for you.

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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The problem is a hardware problem, which is due to a failure in a component it the unit.
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