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PS3 get green/white lines and may scramble the images on games every couplf os seconds. Happens to Both Disc games and games on the hardrive. HOME is out of wack too. Store seemed to be OK.

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One possible fix is to put the ps3 into recovery mode and formating the drive. WARNING: YOU WILL LOSE ALL SAVE DATA, MAKE SURE YOU BACK UP YOUR DATA FIRST. A video tutorial can be found here (
If that doesn't wor kthen there is a problem with the GPU (Graphic Processing Unit) possibly caused by overheating. If your ps3 is still under warranty I would suggest sending it to Sony for repairs, if it is not under warranty then it will cost you $150 to send it in for repairs.
Sony warranty information:

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

  • Wakakanada Apr 09, 2011

    I just bought a new ps3, TV, AV and had the green line problem. After no luck from internet suggested fixes, I was told by a salesperson at Futureshop that their tech guy advised that ps3's just don't seem to like being in HDMI inputs other than the first one. Sure enough, when I plugged it into the first HDMI input in my AV it worked perfectly. The other two inputs work fine for 3D TV and Movies, so perhaps there is something to this. All my gear is under warranty, but this seems to have worked...should I still consider returning it for repairs, or is this just the way it is???



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