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Playstion 3 my ps3 turns on but no picture. and the controllers red lights just flash all the red lights..and i can only turn on from console and to turn off i have to doit from behind the console.remote and front of console button wont turn it off

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  • wilf08 Mar 22, 2008

    I have the same problem i turn it on the green light comes on but i get no picture and i can only turn it off with the switch on the back.

  • dekd Mar 25, 2008

    bought a new playstation can't seem to get past the pink screen log in, rang help line they just said they couldnt help me, the 4 little lights on the controller also flash red all the time,bit of a techno phobia so any help offered keep it simple!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    did you also forget we cant see the screen how could we install an update you noob.

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    Exact some problem.

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    My Ps3 Has Always Worked Fine, And I Have Had IT For Over A YEar Now. Last Night When I Turned IT On, I Got No Response From The Controller And All Lights Were Flashing... I Then Manually Turned It On And There Was No Picture Or Sound!!! I Then Opened It, And Left It OVernight And This Moring Tried IT, It Worked Fine Until I Turned It Of And Reassembled It And Now I'm Back To Square 1.... Whats Going On????

  • lilmisblingn Mar 12, 2009

    my ps3 turns on but theres no picture or sound, it turns off and on but this one time when i took the back cord (not power) out i saw the screen flicker a little, what does this mean?

  • l_slide Mar 12, 2009

    my ps3 turns on and sony sign comes on then nothing green light is on , cant turn it off only from behind

  • www_tastycol Mar 12, 2009

    When i turn my ps3 on, sometimes there is no picture, and when it does show a picture, it freezes up!!!!!!!!



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I understand how frustrating that must be. How big is the hard-drive that came with your unit? Did you buy it brand-spanking new or used? Update to version 2.2. It came out last night. Then, once that is complete, shut down your PS3. Unplug everything from your memory card ports and usb slots. Unplug the power cable at both ends (from the wall and the ps3). Then switch the PS3 hard switch (on off, lever, not the soft method of turning it on by a mere touch). Leave it that way for 10 minutes. Plug power cable back in at the PS3 and then at the surge protector/power-strip (wall). Turn in on with the switch and then use the soft method (described above) on the front. That should fix it. If not, send it back for a warranty exchange. Good luck.

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PS3, The amazing device by sony also has some common problems like Xbox and Wii have. But good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of many DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog

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Turn the ps3 off and hold down the on off button on the ps3 and that will work

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