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The Ps3 turns on but doesnt turn off without flipping the back switch. It is connected to the tv but no picture is displayed. Its just black.Any suggestions?

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This sounds like the system software has become corrupted, please follow my guide on how to fix this -

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Note: How to reset video output settings
If you are attempting to change to an HDMI cable from a different video cable or if the video output settings do not match those required for the display in use, the screen may stay black. If the screen stays black for more than 30 seconds, you may need to reset the video output settings of the PS3.

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Minimum Requirements

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