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PS3 wont display video or audio

I was playing my PS3 yesterday when the power went out all of a sudden for like 5 seconds. Everything turned back on except the PS3's video and audio components. The PS3 seems to be on but when i try to turn it off using the power button, it beeps 3 times. I keep trying to turn it off but it wont let me, just keeps making the 3 beeping noises. The only way to shut it off is to unplug the power cable. I've tried to unplug the HDMI cable from both the PS3 and tv, but still no luck. I have a 120 GB PS3 slim.

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SOURCE: My PS3 slim, 120 gb drive freezes periodically, has yellow flash

yes its the cd drive....if it's under waranty still then you can call them and fix for free......or they run you though some test.......if it is out of waranty then you will pay aabout 50 bucks to repair it....i know mine did the same

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No you shouldn't need a new TV, all you need to do is reset the video settings, follow the guide below >>>>>

  1. Make sure that you have only 1 type of video cable connected between your PS3 and your TV or monitor, an HDMI cable is optimal. If you have multiple video connections the reset sometimes does not work.
  2. Make sure that your TV or monitor is turned on and set to the proper input for your PS3.
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  5. If your system does not boot up and give you the confirmation screen for your video settings, then you should shut the system off and restart the system as normal. This will usually finalize the reset of the video settings.
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  7. The procedure to reset video ,on your PS3, should be complete at this point and you should be back up and running as normal.
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