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Original post by: eatmygaming ,

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my playstation will turn on but not boot at all, nor will it get into safe/recovery mode. blank black screen and no sound. only way I herd was to but a new hdd and download the newest ps3 system update off the website onto a thumbdrive from a computer. then, slip new hdd into ps3 and safe mode should work and install update from thumbdrive from safe/recover mode and should be good from there. and you may be able to save some game data off the old hdd by getting a external hdd cradle and hooking it up to the ps3 usb and get into safe mode/recovery mode and go from there. or take your hdd and stick it into another ps3 and try safe mode from there.

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