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PS3 start up problem

Hi,
My PS3 has just died..... rip...
When I start the thing up the green light comes on, the fan starts then stops straight away. There is no picture (its an anolouge tv not HD) and the control wont identify with the machine. Looks like the Operation system is not loading. Have tried pressing the power button for 5 seconds and resetting the display, removing the cable, replacing and restarting to do a hard restart .... nothing works. Ive seen this on a few blogs but no real resolution. Any idea whats wrong?

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  • ace33 Feb 22, 2008

    Same prob for me 2!!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2008

    I got the same problem. It is sooo frustrating!! Cannot even play the console anymore. My problem is that the unit was purchased in the US and I am in the UK now. Will sony warranty work?

  • CasperT Apr 02, 2008

    I have the same problem. I got a PS3 close to Christmas and in three days it blew-up. It went totally dead. I went in and exchanged it for another one. This one worked fine for 3 months. Last Sunday (033008), it wouldn't start-up. The wavy lines and SCEA appeared but then it would freeze. Now it does nothing but show the green light. The fan cuts on but then stops. Restarting doesn't help. I figure the operating system is not booting up. I called Sony and they are going to replace it for me. The entire turn around time from my call to getting a new system will be about 3 weeks. That sucks!

  • Anonymous Jun 28, 2008

    I have the same problem. What I did was turn the PS3 upside down so the hot air does not leave the ps3, when the fans start to pick up speed turn the system off and immediately turn it on...works everytime.

  • jmunee Jun 30, 2008

    yeah dude! i've got the same problem. it was so random though. brought it to my friends house, worked fine, brought it home, started up, froze. and thats all she wrote. ive got it to turn on a couple times, but the fan just keeps turning off and then it freezes. I dont have the warranty anymore, since i got one of the 60gb models that first came out, buti gotta try flipping it upside down and turning it off/on. see what i get.... ill update if anything.



  • Anonymous Sep 10, 2008

    hen I start the thing up the green light comes on, the fan starts then
    stops straight away. There is no picture (its an anolouge tv not HD)
    and the control wont identify with the machine. Looks like the
    Operation system is not loading. Have tried pressing the power button
    for 5 seconds and resetting the display, removing the cable, replacing
    and restarting to do a hard restart

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Hi,
if the hard drives are interchangable or replaceable, i,d give that a try. Other than that it seems as if the bios-eeprom or memory chips are acting up.
I remember MS having the same problems with the 360. Overheating issues. if your consoles are warranted, get them replaced. If theres any sort of setup disk with these consoles ( as bought-demo et,c ) try starting up with that In.
Mike @ Compurepair.

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SOURCE: No picture (No Anything on screen)

Can you describe your ps3 and how did you connect it to your tv?
Try connecting your ps3 to another tv.

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