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My xmb wont come on

When i start up my ps3 it goes straight to the game the xmb doesnt show up and wen i try to access it from the game it goes to the blank screen on the tv now i cant get a system update so i cant play online what should i do

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  • sushiswiper Jan 24, 2009

    i have the same problem. it worked fine two days ago when i last played. did you knock the PS3 around at all? like did you transport it or move it somewhere?

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If you have a update 2.41 then thats why its not showing get the update 2.42 or go to settings than system settings and turn of auto game start so when you start the system it won't go striaght to the game

Posted on Aug 09, 2008

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Have you tried ejecting the game disk?
Your ps3 may be configured to automatically start a game if there is one in the machine.
If you start the ps3 without a game in the drive what happens?

Posted on Aug 08, 2008

Update ure system software

Posted on Aug 08, 2008

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