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When i turn my playstation on it says sony computer entertainment like normal then all i can see is the back round with the white wavy thing. no items or categories like games or videos come up. nothing just the back round screen any body know how to fix the or where i can get it fixed

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  • ricky_hawkri Feb 27, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem. I called Sony and they recommended that I take out the hard disc and leave it out for ten minutes then try again. Its still not working

  • ricky_hawkri May 11, 2010

    So you are suggesting to send it back to Sony? No chance of solving it myself to save myself £150

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That's not too hard to fix.

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