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When I turn my console on nothing happens, I take the hard drive out and hold the button to reset it twice then put the hard drive back in it works perfect, until I turn it off. Then I have to repeat the whole process

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  • darrellhudso Apr 27, 2010

    What is that, can I do the work myself

  • darrellhudso Apr 27, 2010

    The green light come on like it booting up but the screen stays blank

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Darrellhudso

To clarify when you mean nothing happens does this mean that you just get no video and the PS3 turns on (IE you get a Blue/Green light or does the PS3 stay off with a read light.

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    Will Hartford Apr 28, 2010

    darrellhudso



    It you arre getting the green light this means that the PS3 is starting properly. Since you keep reseting the video it sounds you may have some corupted setting on the PS3.



    Question, are you using the AV connection or HDMI connection and have you switched between that at any time.



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I am sorry to say but this unit is defective. It needs sent in for repair. Sounds like one of those itty ***** transistors burned out.

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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    Bryan Fullerton Apr 27, 2010

    Sorry I dont think so unless you are an electronics expert. In school for electronics and have the special equipment and magnifying lenses for working with very small electronics.

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