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Dear fixya i bought faulty playstation from ebay.the problem is that i can't get screen when i switch it on.screen is black even light on playstation is green and console appears to be working.first i thought it was hard drive. i wanted to restore files but i couldn't get to the screen to restore files.then i changed hard drive and still same problem.i am open to any sugestions.thanks

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I will suggest you try this,
1. Turn off Playstation.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION System. Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default. Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files. Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION. Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch. System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION System. If this did not solve the problem, get a new drive.

Take care.

Posted on Sep 14, 2010

  • Christian Shinsky Nov 15, 2011

    here is one that will be a little easier in the future
    the reason the system did that is the person had the system hooked up to hdmi
    to do a video and audio reset make sure the system is off (solid red light)
    hold the power button for 2 beeps then let go if you did it right the light should still be green and you should get video again



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SOURCE: dear fixya i bought faulty playstation

I will advise you return the faulty PlayStation for a change to a new one, but if you cannot return, all you need to do is to follow these steps.
6. Completely power down your system by pressing the power button for 10 seconds. If that doesn't work, unplug the AC Adapter from the PlayStation for a moment, then plug it back in.
7. Make sure your PlayStation console has the most current PlayStation system menu. Download the latest update (how to), and then test your PlayStation console to determine if the problem has been resolved.
If you continue to experience this issue, there is a problem with the PlayStation console and it will need to be repaired.
Hope this helps in working to make the player work agaain.
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If you bought it off ebay contact the seller a nd tell him it does not work and have him replace it. If he will not replace it put a claim in on ebay and Paypal to get your money back. Paypal will always side with the buyer and have the money refunded. On link below will tell you how to do it.

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