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PS3 will not start, period.

The lights will come on normally and all that, but the screen will remain black. Does anyone know what could have contributed to this problem? Any solutions? Please help!

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  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2008

    ps3 will not power up just saysa no signal

  • jdsafljsadf Apr 11, 2008

    I have a PS3 80GB. Came with version 2.0 of system software. I got it connected to internet and it requested the 2.20 update. I installed it and it installed without interruption. After reboot have black screen. Occasionally I will get the menu but it is frozen and I cannot move with either of my controllers.



    I have swapped from HDMI to standard video cables that came with it. No good.



    Under 2.0 I was experiencing occasional freeze ups. Now its toast.

  • dchamner06 Jul 10, 2008

    dude i got the exact same problem. nothing ive done works

  • Anonymous Oct 08, 2008

    when i put in any kind of game my ps3 has a error code 80010514 when it starts and it doesnt want to let me play

  • izzacsuarez Oct 26, 2008

    my ps3 starts just fine but the screen is black and i cant see nothing

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    To clarify, I have had a new playstation for a while, as it has been several months since I posted the problem.

    The lights on the system would come on, and occasionally, the system would turn on and everything would load up. It seems that the problem was that the system was overheating...at a tremendous speed. It would never last longer than a minute or two, and once it did overheat and freeze up, I would not start back up again until it sat there for hours to cool down, only to load up for a minute or two.

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I contacted Sony CS. Rep seems to think my fan is out and might have fried CPU. Repair is $149.99 +tx.
I'm already into this thing for many hundreds of $$$. So going to send it to them and pray they can fix it. They'll fix or send one that is already refurbished. You get a 90 day warranty though so not sure if I'll hang on to it or not. Might just chalk it up to a lesson learned.

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If you turn it off from the back instead of holding the button it could be a big problem and you will have to send it in for repairs or pay a proffesional to fix it. The first thing i would do is check the cables and make sure the video cable is plugged in. ( The yellow rca cable) and check that all the cables are pushed in all the way.(on the tv and the ps3)

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OK this is not a solution, but strange that people are posting this. We were playing GH3 and everything went out. No power at all to the entire machine. I called Sony CS and now I have to prove we only purchased the machine less than a year ago. The CSR said this is UNUSUAL! Wow! I did a 3 second search and I found that this is PROBLEM! Thanks. Keep us posted on what comes of it.

Marie

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