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Playstation 3 wont work

My ps3 wont work, when i turn it on its just a blackish grey screen. i was playing in the settings before this happened and pressed on start other os. now i cant get it back to normal the controller wont do anything neither will my keyboard. i have tried holding the power button for 5-10 seconds to restart it, it restarts but with the same problem. Can any1 help, cheers D.

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Re: playstation 3 wont work

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