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Might it be black screen of death?

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    Might it be black screen of death?

    Alright so I've been playing the entire day, don't judge. Two hours ago I used XMB-quit on my digital copy of Magic Gathering, instead of exiting the game my screen went black. I held the power button off and started it again. Changed to BF3, played for 2 hours and now suddenly when I was being revived my screen went black again.
    This time I googled and discovered that it might be black screen of death, which I never heard of before. Might it be this black screen of death or am I overreacting?

    I'm reading stuff about restoring the system and replacing the harddrive! I'm scared, cba buy a new PS3 two months before PS4 is out.

    Model is 120gb slim, from 2010. It's a fine piece of work, been with me through thick and thin. Haven't given me any trouble except I got a couple black screens back at 2011. But they just vanished.

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    Rebuild the database and don't access XMB while the HDD is being accessed ever again.


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    Could also be a cable burning out on you. Just to keep in mind.


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    HDMI cable getting old you mean? It haven't suffered any abuse of any kind and it look fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOFORPAIN View Post
    Could also be a cable burning out on you. Just to keep in mind.
    This was too much of a common sense answer, so I skipped right over this as a plausible option.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Helyx View Post
    This was too much of a common sense answer, so I skipped right over this as a plausible option.
    Sometimes the simplest answer is the only one you need.


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    Well my HDMI cable is high standard platinum cable! But thanks for answer.

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    Could be an overheating problem if you've been playing all day. Maybe give it a rest for a while? Let it sit overnight and see if it's still doing it tomorrow. If it clears up, then there could definitely be a heating/ventilation problem. If it doesn't clear up, then it's more likely something worse... good luck either way.

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    Yeah I mean if it is my HDMI then the black screen right after quitting a game was just coincidental. I'll keep this thread updated.

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