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Published on Mar 21, 2009
In this video, I show you one POSSIBLE fix for the black screen. There are probably more problems associated with it that this will not fix. Also, buying a new hard drive is cheaper than sending your ps3 to Sony. I got mine for around $90, while sending to Sony is $150.
To see if you need to purchase a new hard drive, you need to: 1. Do the Reset I show you (make sure you hold the button down AGAIN after it goes back into standby!!) 2. Click the "File Restore" option 3. If it says "the PS3 hard drive is corrupted and needs to be restored", you will most likely need a new hard drive. However, the system will try to restore your current hard drive, but I dont think it really ever works. If it does, you got lucky.
For the other options on the screen, "Restore Default Settings" might work. That will fix your PS3 if the display settings are off for whatever reason.
Im really not sure what option 4 will do, but I guess you can try it.
I REALLY dont suggest doing option 5, because it will delete all your files. You might not even have a corrupted hard drive, anyways.
When you go to buy the new hard drive, get a SATA - 2.5"- 5400 rpm hard drive. Preferably made by Seagate, because they manufacture the PS3 hard drives. You can get any amount of space, like 320 GB or even 500 GB. I bought mine at Best Buy.
There are several videos on YouTube showing how to install the hard drive, and the PS3 manual also tells you how to do it. It very easy. the only problem i had was the screws holding the drive to its case. They were extremely tight and very hard to remove.
If you have any questions, send a message to me via YouTube. I hope this helps!