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Black screen on ps3

Start it up and the screen will be black and some small color will show up like there blinking like its frozen up please help

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  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008

    please someone help, i have the same problem

  • brayancartag Dec 17, 2008

    i turn on my ps3 and nothing appears on the screen it's completely black. it i have a 480p t.v and i brought it to my friends house who has HD t.v 1080i and i brought my ps3 back and i connected and it doesnt work why?

  • joerobinson5 Jan 05, 2009

    i have the same promblem dont no wt to do

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    the screen turns blank with lines when I turn it on

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    system turns on but wont show up on the screen

  • dingdangdoo1 Mar 18, 2009

    when i turn on olay station there is just the wavey lines but nothing to load

  • whitesteel74 Mar 18, 2009

    when i turn my PS3 on the screen is black with flashes of white ocasonaly


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What tv you have and how you sony is conected with tv via hdmi,scart or video out

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