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I just get a black screen when i turn on my ps3 system

When i turn on my system it just show a black screen.

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Ok do not worry this may mean two things crached hard drive or a corrupted hard drive all you have to do is turn it on but let the red ligth be on turn it on do not remove your finger from the button until it go's off again turn it on again keep your finger until it makes a sound but still do not remover your finger untill it makes two sounds after eachouther take your finger of fast nou a screen will apear say restore sestem untill your ps3 works again it take 1-4 trys and if nothing happens you must format it.HOPE I WAS USEFULL PLZZ RATE ME AND IF THERE IS ANYTHING ELS EMAIL ME TO markusmaritz@yahoo.com I DO PS1,2,3,DVD PLAYERS AND PC sorry for my spelling i am only 13 and i afrikaans BUT PLZZZ RATE ME..thanks..

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Ah the PS3, a hive of problems with that little gadget. Well this problem is simple, check the connecting wires on the rear panel, make sure the cords are properly connected to the appropriate ports, also make sure they are free of any dirt or muck. If this didn't help, you may want to return the unit with your warranty card and exchange it for a new one. Sony hasn't completely finished designing the PS3 yet, in a few years they will complete a prototype of the newer version, just like what they did with the PS2, remember it used to be fat? Then came the Slimline which proved to be more reliable. That's what will happen to the PS3 soon.

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SOURCE: PS3 won't show the system screen unless a game is running... HELP

put in cables ps3 came with with system on standby hold power button on system down for 10sec

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SOURCE: i just get a black screen when i turn on my ps3 system

Glad the solution about holding in the power button for 5 seconds and letting it go helped. Wish it didn't take you so many tries though. :)

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Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: when i turn on my ps3 the screen is black

try switching it off from back and switch back on and hold in start button for 10 secs it should work

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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