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While i was online with my PS3 watching a movie my PS3 froze up and wouldnt shutdown withought actually flipping the power switch, When i restarted the System it had no sound, no sound on the OS, no sound on any games, no sound on movies. I Checked all the connections, I quick formated it, I Factory Restored it I finally did a full format. The Full format gave my system its sound capabilities back but now on GTA IV, during the cutscens the voice will just cut out while the music plays on. I am very confused and cant figure otu how to fix this. Also is there any way to reset the Firmware OS? I noticed that with a full format it doesnt remove the updates to the OS

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