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I left my ps3 on all night with a movie on pause, and now I can't get it to do anything. I took the movie out and shut the system off for a while and every time i turn it back on the screen is black. what should I do?

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Things to try:

1. Master reset (red light, hold power button until light turns green AND blinks AND beeps).

2.If that doesn't work, find someone else with a PS3, put your hard drive in their unit and master reset again. This may bring up a screen prompting to format the hard drive. If it does, follow the instructions. Afterwards, put your hard drive back into your unit and repeat the instructions above.

If its still a blank BLACK screen, your hard drive may be shot. Email me if this doesnt solve your problem. solodrift1@aim.com

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I the hard drive might have overheated if you didn't have your system near a fan or source of cool air. Try unplugging the unit for a few hours and let it do a self master reset, and then turning on the unit and see if the hard drive reboots.

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right now you have a couple of options if you have any warranty left take it back and get a refund if your warranty has run out then you could try getting it repaired but their is no guarantee the repair will work or how long it will work after the reapir.

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now i repair these for 25 quid plus parts so you need to look around if you want it repaired and see what the best price you can get.

let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

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