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.
You could contact customer support and see if they can give you any advice, but you may be better off just buying a new one
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?
Instead, simply leave it on standby. It's using basically no power in this mode and is the safest way to leave it for the internals If you really need to switch it off, turn it off and wait about 10 seconds after the red LED turns on, then use the wall switch.
Another piece of advice for ensuring you don't have issues is turning off remote start. This can cause errors as the system is never fully switched off. (You can tell if remote start is enabled as the WiFi light is on even when the system is off).
If in doubt use the power button on the front. If the system is completely unresponsive, hold the front power button for 15 seconds and a force shutdown will be initiated.
Hopefully that answers your problems
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