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I have a 60gb ps3. Im playing a game that has an option for me to download the downloadable content. When I try to do this, a black screen with alot of flickering lights stay on. On one occasion I returned from work and it was still on the same screen. My son didnt turn the system off right a couple of times. does this have something to do with this?

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Hi there, it is possible that the system software has become corrupted and basically crashes when downloadable content is downloaded. Try the following steps to restore the file system but please back up your save games first just in case they are lost.

Step 1. Turn the PS3 off into standby (red light on)

Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep when you first press it then beep a further 2 times and turn back off into standby. Release the power button.

Step 3. Press and hold the power button again. It will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later then it will beep twice quickly. Release the power button when you hear these 2 quick beeps.

Step 4. The PS3 will start up asking you to connect a controller via USB and press the PS button. Do this and then move onto the next step.

Step 5. A menu will appear. Select option 3 "Restore file system". Agree to anything the PS3 asks and ignore any messages about the hard drive being corrupt.

Step 6. The PS3 will restart and boot into the menu, hopefully this should sort the problem for you when you next try ad download the content.

If it does not work try the previous steps but select option 5 instead "Restore PS3 system". You will lose any unsaved data using this method though so please back your save games up first.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

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