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When I turn on my Playstation 3 the menu doesn't

When I turn on my Playstation 3 the meue doesn't shoot it just shows the background how do I fix ths problem before it I updated and my internet was not connecting and I kept getting signed out of Playstation network now I can't even get to the menu

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If the PS3 is not loadingg the main menu this is a sign that yoou have corrupted data on your hard drive. The link below will help you address this. If you still have trouble then you have a serious hardware problem.

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions


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