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Clicking noise when on menu, games and dvd's are fine

The clicking noise is just on the menu, It used to do this on all the screens but after we replaced the cables it stopped. Well, now the noise is back and the screen keeps blacking out. But only on the main PS3 menu and the stuff like internet, and other things like that.

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I'd recommend a System Restore.

Settings, System Settings, System Restore.

If you have any saved games, games, etc. Then you'll want to use the backup utility with an external drive to save your info, but BEFORE you restore your old files to your system, make sure you verify the problem is gone.

Check out my common PS3 problem and repair guide for tips and suggestions too!

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Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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