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No picture or sound

My sons friend ps3 system was working fine then no wave upon starting. Just a blank screen on both systems.

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  • vjnyc Feb 20, 2009

    Same thing happened to me. Everything was fine yesterday, I tried to watch a DVD today and nothing. The controllers connect fine and I was able to turn the system off via the controller, but I am not getting any output from the console.


    I'm starting to think this thing is just a piece of junk.

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PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like sound problem, video problem etc.... Good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog

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If you can get to it without it freezing use the System Restore function under:

System->Settings>Restore PS3

If you can't get to it because of freezing you should put your hard drive into another PS3. It will see it as a new drive and prompt you to format it. Afterwards put it back into your PS3 and it will do the same thing again.

It doesn't matter which PS3 yours or the one you put your hard drive into, they're all the same as far as the process goes.

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