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Jan 25 2012
By: SigmaGT Sackboy 502 posts
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R.I.P. PS3! ***EDIT***FIXED! IT IZ ALIVE! ITZ ALIVE!!1!!11!!!!11 ***EDIT*** WH00PS SHE'S DEAD AGAIN

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Bought: 02/06/2007

Died: 05/23/2009

Edit - Rebirth: 05/24/09

Edit - Redeath: 01/24/12

So today I was watching a rented PSN movie on my PS3 today  (Casino Royale). After the movie ended, I decided to play Metal Gear Online. The game was going good for the first 15 mins, but then my PS3 froze. Before I shut down my PS3 I removed the disc (I've heard stories that some people lose their disc's in the event of a system failure). I then tried to shut it down by holding the Power Button. I heard the beep, confirming that I have selected the shut down button, but it didnt shut down. Instead, the green light continued to flash for about 10 mins. I then proceeded to flip the switch on the back of the PS3. I left it alone for an hour, then tried to turn it on again, but I get nothing, just a blank screen.

Is my PS3 really dead?

Should I consider buying a new one?

Does anyone have any knowledge that they can share with me on how to fix this (if it is fixable)?

Should I open the current PS3 and try to find a fix?

Other things about my PS3:

I only had a 1yr warranty from 2007 - 2008.

Model #: CECHA01

Solution: When I went through the system restoration and the system would continue to restart the restoration in an endless loop, I figured that I'd give it a shot and change the hard drive with another. Now everything works fine, and so my PS3 lives on!

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Lombax Warrior
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Re: R.I.P. PS3!

May 24, 2009

Call sony, get the sony box, send it in, get it back, pay 150$ it's worth it, especially if it's a 60GB because there the best ever made.

 

 

your welcome

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Re: R.I.P. PS3!

May 24, 2009
lasted a long time friend
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Re: R.I.P. PS3!

May 24, 2009

If it still turns on but you don't have a picture I would try to reset the PS3 first.

 

To do this, with the power off, you press and hold the power button (from the PS3, not the controller) for about 5 seconds.  You will hear a few beeps.

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May 24, 2009
Still nothing. Just a black screen....
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May 24, 2009
I don';t know if this would work but ?Have you tried re-seating your HDMI or Component cables?

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May 24, 2009

Try the Safe Mode.

 

1. Put the PS3 into Standby (Red light)

2. Hold down the Power button, it will turn green, keep holding it down until it goes to red and let go.

3. Hold down the power button again until you hear 2 consecutive beeps and let go. If its successful you'll have a screen asking you to plug in your controller

 

try the option to restore the default settings.

 

good luck. hope it works.

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May 24, 2009
Maybe it's your video wire.
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May 24, 2009

Wow, didnt know of that feature. Thanks

 

 

Problem is that from here it gives me 6 options. Which action is best

 

1. Restart System

2. Restore Default Settings

3. Restore File System

4. Rebuild Database

5. Restore PS3 System

6. System Update

 

 

Edit: Selected Option 2. The system still gives me a black screen. Iwent with Option 4, and it says that my hard sisks file system is corrupted and will be restored.

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May 24, 2009
I dont think a video wire is going to cause a game to freeze.
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