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PS3 won't do anything .

Ok , I have a new PS3 from Feburary , so today I was plying the Timeshift Demo for it . Then when I went to quit , I lost the picture and sound , it is still on . It didn't turn off it has the blue and green ligths , but when I try to reboot it by putting it into standbuy mode , I just can't .
I have it plugged into a HDTV(1080p) with and HDMI cable.

Should I reboot it with the switch at the back ? Or what should I do?

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