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PS3 + UPDATE = bad for me

My 60G PS3 worked fine until I downloaded the newest update yesterday. At first any time I reset the system after update, it would immediately go into the installation screen again then the screen would just go black. Now when I try resetting it, it doesn't even do that much. The light comes on, but the screen just goes black.
I tried everything from checking the channel on my TV to unplugging the system and allowing it to sit overnight, but nothing works. I called Sony & they just want me to mail it to them to repair for $159+.
I would even be willing to reset everything to default if only I could access anything >.<
Any help is appreciated!

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  • Demidia Jun 19, 2009

    OK I removed the hard drive and rebooted the system, both of my TVs said "Unusable Signal", so I don't know if there was a menu. I do know that the PS3 automatically shut itself down after a minute or so.

    Other than that, when I put the hardrive back in, there was still no menu and the screen was still just black.

  • Demidia Jun 19, 2009

    My TVs just say "Unusable Signal" with the Hard Drive out, but in both cases (both suggestions), the only thing I can tell is that the system automatically shuts off after a short time.

  • Demidia Jun 20, 2009

    They seemed pretty eager to get my money... Would replacing the hard drive fix the problem? And if so, I wouldn't lose backwards compatability would I?

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Sounds like your stuck in a firmware update loop.

See what happens when you boot the PS3 with the hard drive out.

Do you still get the same menu on screen?

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Jun 19, 2009

    With the hard drive out and the PS3 off (red led)

    Hold down the power button until you hear the second beep, quickly release.

    What happens?


  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Jun 19, 2009

    Sorry to say she's got a date with Sony.

    1-800-345-SONY

    You might be able to get a free repair if you bug and bug about how it ONLY happened after the firmware update. Their tech's know this system so maybe you could convince them to admit that it was the firmware's fault and not yours explicitly.

    Keep in mind this is a corporation...and corporations are all about making money and being robots.


  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Jun 20, 2009

    No replacing the hard drive will do nothing.

    You won't lose backwards compatibility no matter what you do with the exception of changing the motherboard with a different model.

    I've got a blog site going that I'm updating this weekend. Take a look at it on Sunday. just google: rescuetechla

    You'll find it.

    Best of luck!


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