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Is the playstation burned out?

My cousin has a 60 gig ps3 ,and as of yesterday its gone from moderate starup problems to major issues as of this morning not sure exactly what he did , but , it started as a boot up problem ,could see the start up menu screen then it would stick ,and now its a total blank screen ... i soft reset the console multiple times with the same blank screen result ,but is there a hard reset , or is the ps3 just burned out or having major erros ?
any advice would be nice .

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  • bacondelaghe Aug 21, 2008

    thanks gavin , ill give it a try , bacon

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    my ps3 just won't start up at all and it is over a year old and out of warrenty and I need to know how to open this thing up and check the inside can anybody help me out PLEASE!!!!!! WITHOUT MY PS3 I have nothing



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Did your cousin ever connect it to an HD tv? If he did, this is a common problem with it. If you operate the PS3 with a normal television set, the ps3 will work fine. But when you connect it to an HD tv and hook up the HDMI cables, the ps3 sets itself to work with HD tv's only. There is a simple fix. a Hard Reset. Call sony customer suuport and tell them that your ps3 doesn't have a menu screen. They will walk you through the steps to restore your system. I would tell what to do myself if I remembered what to do. But regardless, remember this, every time you connect it to an HD tv and want to switch back to a normal tv set, you will have to hard reset the system. Try to remember the sequence the first time so that any other time this happens you'll know what to do.

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