This does not happen every time, sometimes I can go two weeks with no problems, but then all of a sudden it happens again. What is happening is that sometimes when I go to play a disc based game or downloaded game the PS3 will go to a black screen and will just stay there. It also does this when quiting a game. I go to quit game, then click yes, then it stays on a black screen. At either point, I have to go up and manually turn the PS3 off. What is also odd, is that if I try to turn it back on with the controller after it does this, I can't, the controller light keeps blinking. Now when I turn it back on, it will most of the time take me to the screen to select which profile I want to log into, but sometimes gives me the screen where I can submit a report to Sony.
Also what is weird is that sometimes when I try to go to turn off system instead of quit game, it will begin to shut down, blink for around 30 seconds, then I get like a triple beep, then it finally turns off. Again, it doesn't do this all the time.
I have tried the safe mode multiple times, sometimes back to back and each time I try to restore the hard drive it tells me it is corrupted and then it restores it. But this just started happening out of the blue a few months back and I have had my PS3 for over 3 years now and I have had the upgraded hard drive in for over 2. I called Sony and after we did all the safe mode options, including me backing up my data on my external hard drive and restoring the PS3 to default settings, all they can tell me is to send it in. Does anyone have idea how I can fix this, or is sending it in my only option now?
I'd send it back, but I recommend making a second manual game save backup on your USB thumb drive with Saved Data Utility. That way you have a safety net in case your backup on your external hard drive fails to restore.
Sound like you may have a ps3 software problem. Try using some of the options in the ps3 safe mode, such as:
The way to get your ps3 into recovery mode, if you don't already know of course.
Tell me how it goes, good luck!
I have a similar problem I can access xmb and browse the web(which is what i'm using to write this). games and every app only freezes with a black screen. even on safe mode. no safe mode working for me even the hdmi stopped working. my ps3 is out of warranty and it has been opened a couple of times to remove the dust and change the blu ray drive. I suppose this is due to bad connectivity from the gpu?
I'm gonna save up$ for a laptop I need for college. I thought of getting reballed with lead to see if it fixes the problems. but how much would that cost?
I have the same problem. I have 3 Playstation 3 (60GB, 60GB and 80GB)
All of them, have the same black screen problem.
It hapend at the same Systeme Update. Sony don't understant. But I don't understand how 3 playstation 3, at the same update. broke. **bleep** sony.
PROBLEM: it turns black screen on :
- try to play a game (on bluray)
- try to play a game (downloaded)
- try to play a demo
- try to open Netflix
- (NOW, with the new update of the weekend) It doesnt open Playstation Store.
It do play MP4 and AVI files on videos. so I can use it for movies..
Triyed everything: all resolutions with composites, component, HDMI. safe mode. defrag. format. change hard drive. recovery. we tryied every **bleep** thing.
At each update.. I have many costumers that their own playstation 3 breaks without any reasons. no modification made on these Playstation 3.
do someone have an awser to this problem ? and WHY BEFORE the update everything was perfect on 3 different playstation. and all of them broke in the same single update ? Is it organized by Sony ?