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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. I have exactly the same problem. Turn on the system, tv goes from its blue screen to the PS3s black screen. nothing more. no other grafix just a flat black screen. I am not getting any sound or anything like that either. the system is almost 6 months old and is not really used very heavily.

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  • tvoytko1 May 29, 2009

    ****UPDATE****


    Well I kept looking last night after I posted and found the same instructions that benwabnick gave above. They worked but it took me about 30 trys doin it for it to work right...


    Thanks for the help!

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    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    Power on PS3 via power button and HOLD IT for 5 seconds (release after
    the second beep). It should automatically configure your PS3 to the
    TV's native resolution for all settings.

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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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I have had some systems in the shop with similar symptoms and it was a bad hard drive unit

Posted on May 29, 2009

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I turn on ps3 and my screen shows black i tried the thing with holding down the power button and listen for the beats but still no show


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ok a long shot but i did read somewere that if u hold down the power button for 10 seconds it detects or calibrates to the current TV that is connected its worth a try if nothing else, if this didnt help sorry but if it did enjoy :)

P.S. i dont know if the console needs to already be running to do this.

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