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*nothing* happens when powered on

This really happpened out of nowhere and not much happens, so I'm not sure what more troubleshooting I can do. I turn the PS3 on and the blue and green lights come on and the fan starts, but neither the hard drive or optical drive start. After 20 seconds or so, my (Samsung HDTV, HDMI connected) times out and tells me there's no signal at all. I've tried other HDMI cables, forcing the power off with the front button, turning off the main power switch in the back, unplugging the unit, unplugging the ethernet cable... no change at all. Even if nobody has a solution, I'd be glad to do more troubleshooting if anyone requests it.
Oh - this happens with game discs, DVD, BlueRay or no disc. *shrug*

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It might be because of dust or the software is corrupted either case you need the dealer to repair it

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