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I have one of the old style PS3s, 80GB (CECHL03) and there is no meny on the TV, there is also no audio via the amp
PS3 has HDMI to TV and Optical to AV amp
tried the reset where you have in on standyby press and hold powerm, beeps then a few seconds later beeps again, no joy
tried the regular composite connection and tried the reset, no joy
tried on another TV via HDMI, no joy
the light is green on the front
Its ur software on ur hdd thats corrupt either ur bios or an update can walk u thru just hit me up on psn under my user name. Its to do with the booting off ur bios on ur hdd, take ur hdd out and try doing safe mode with just the hdmi or just the av cables should get a display saying carnt read hdd so then u no Its ur hdd. if nothing still comes up then Its ur xmb which involves taking out the battery on the motherboard and updating the the bios on ur hdd which includes formatting
Tried connecting the component options and held for the 2nd beep, still no image of screen. although the screen did flash.
also removed the hard drive and powered on, nothing on screen.
I think it has to do with the back panel of the PS3 ive tried a different HDMI socket and a different TV, no joy.
OK, I managed to solve this, after eventually getting it into safe mode.
The hard drive was corrupt, ended up doing a full restore, so lost all the games saves but its a small price to pay.
Now I can only assume this was caused by powering off whilst data was being written, so what is the correct procedure for powering off the PS3
generally I do the following, press the PS button on the controller and ***** down system
when the red light is on i power off from the rear
am i missing anything here and doing it wrong?
leaving on standby isn't really an option so ill do the wall plug option. I dont think remote start is on but ill double check, thanks.
Personally I believe the back switch doesn't do any harm. I've never suffered any issues from using it in 5 years. Even when I used it to power off the ps3 when it was on.
The main problem with it is the crude way it's implemented.
It frequently causes sparks (scary more than anything else), but if not fully pressed or switched too slowly, especially while the system is on, can cause surges or fluctuations in the current that could damage the tiny bits and pieces inside the console.
Basically it's not the best part of the PS3, which is why it's gone now :)
Ive never seen sparks from it to be fair, but I think that once the red light is on, ill just switch off from mains, it is the same difference really.
lol, no worries about the double post.
yeah i assumed the HD failed because of it beign turned off during that phase, although I am not sure how due to how it is set up, but ill be careful of that in future.
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