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POWERS UP BUT NO PICTURE

WHEN I TURN ON MY PS3 IT POWERS UP BUT NO PIC IF I UNPLUG EVERYTHING FOR A HOUR OR SO I CAN TURN IT ON BUT WHEN I TRY TO GO TO DO ANYTHING IT FREEZES AND I HAVE TO CUT THE MAIN POWER PLEASE HELP

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  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2008

    power but no picture

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2008

    powers up but no picture

  • etauil Mar 20, 2008

    My PS3 freezes (first time after a few hours playing, 80GB brand new unit..).



    I unplugg power cable, and next day (8 to 10 hours later) is working fine, but then, 20 minutes later, freezes again..



    Help!, please..

  • Teddy86 May 04, 2008

    same problem with mine, have even had mine replaced and still does it. seems to happen if left on standby for long perios with mine!!

  • imashomer Sep 05, 2008

    same here.but first, the tv screen went all funny, I shut it down and powered back up and the green light came on, but no picture

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I kinda have the same problem and i no i what i did rong. i plug in the wrong power cord the one for my tv instead of the one for my ps3. can anyone tell me if its gonna burn somthing cuz rite now i cant get my ps3 power cord becuz i left for the hurricane and didnt come bak yet.

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I am having the same problem and it gradually froze more and more but my friend left it on for three days strait does anyone things that is a blown graphics card?

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Im having sort of the same problem i am trying to figure this one out!

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PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like sound problem, video/picture problem etc.... Good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog

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