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10 Apr 2012
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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

 

any ideas

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Can you get into Ps3 safe mode at all?
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cannot get an image on screen, is safe mode the same as pressing power button for the beeps?

 

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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

 

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Try connecting your PS3 to the TV via Component or SCART cables and hold for the second beep. This will reset the video settings and display Via that connector. Are you able to get a picture by doing this?
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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.

 

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It doesn't look too promising. You've changed about everything possible and it's still not working, so I'd have to guess and say it's an internal problem.

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 :(

http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/Technical-Help/Contact-Us-Playstation-Support-Number/m-p/3751...
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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?

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Don't use the power switch on the rear of the console at any time. It was only included to comply with stupid EU regulations and can cause more harm than good.
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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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.

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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.
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fi8767 wrote:
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 :)

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Interesting point.

 

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.

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Happened to me before several times. Once, I nearly piddled and now I refuse to touch it. :P
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Also NEVER turn off your ps3 while it is saving or the orange HDD light is on as that will cause the HDD corruption you've encountered.

Sorry for Double posting btw, I'm on mobile :)
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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.

 

thanks

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