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My ps3 i acting weird i think it might have a virus cause i browse the web with it. it will randomly act as if i held the ps button down and the turn of controler and turn of console options come up. it does this over and over frequently. or sumtimes the controler will just stop working for a moment . its not the controller cause ive tried it with others and get the same result

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Ok, unless you want to console into your PS3 and manually try to clean it or check to see if a virus is making it act up. I would recommend resetting it to default factory settings.

Hard Reset procedure for the PS3 Be sure to backup your settings/games saves by doing a System > Backup on your PS3 or you may lose your game saves! Also, this is a last resort procedure prior to exchanging/returning to sony.
1. Power Off the PS3 via the power switch in back and power back on w/switch.
2. Hold Power Button on the Front until you hear 3 beeps.
3. Then go through the initial setup and then run a full Format via System > Format. (will take approx 3 1/1 hours). You may need to have our AV cables ready if your using HDMI (in case HDMI isn’t detected after initial reset).
4. Restore your backup you made prior to doing factory/hard reset (optional, if you created a backup).

Hopefully if there is or was any type of virus it will defiantly be removed. If there is some other type of problem having to do with the hardware, then you are going to have to send it to Sony for a replacement.

Hope that helps.

Posted on Aug 22, 2010

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