I have been trying to find an answer for this issue I've been having with my PS3. I have read just about every other post about blank screens and have tried doing just about everything I can find online to try and get it working. I will start from the beginning... My PS3 suffered from the YLOD, I decided to try and fix it myself with the heat gun and that. But in the process the tab for the BluRay Drive ribbon cable broke off. I could not get the YLOD fixed my self, so I put the system back together (the best as possible with the broken ribbon tab.) I then took it to a local gaming store that fixes YLOD. They did fix the YLOD, the system turned on and seemed to work just fine. But because I was w ithout my PS3 for over 2 months, I had to do a system update. I started doing that but errored out while installing the update. (Dont remember what the actual code was, but it was for the BluRay ribbon cable not seated right.) So I kept taking it apart and trying to reseat it, when i finally got it and could finish the install. But now the BluRay drive will not read any discs and even when I try going into Playstation Store, Netflix, and even the downloaded games and demos on my system it acts like it is going to go into the item I selected when it just goes to a black screen and freezes. I tried doing a full format for the 14 and a half hours. It seemed like it was working because the disc icon came up when I inserted a disc. Tried going into the game but just black screen and froze again. And after a restart the disc icon does not pop up anymore when disc is inserted.
Sorry for the long post but wanted everyone to have the full story so you didnt think I could have just read another post and fixed this. I am out of ideas except for sending it to Sony to get a refirb. Anything to keep me from having to do this would be great.
Yep pretty much same thing here, got a slim 250gb, blue ray drive broke so i got a new one to replace it. But my ps3 doesn't recognize the new blue ray drive, can't even put games in. and anytime i try to use an app (ps store, downloaded game) i get a black screen/freeze...
i just tried to log into my account on my other ps3 thats works fine and now that one is infected as well so it must have to do with our playstation network accounts. this is terrible