How to Fix a PS3 Black Screen of Death
In this Video Games video tutorial you will learn how to fix a PS3 Black Screen of Death. For this you got to put the PS3 into stand by mode. Press down the button located at the top end of the console for 7-10 seconds and listen for 3 beeps. Repeat this step again. Then this message is flashed on the TV screen – 'connect the controller using a USB cable etc'. Once you connect the USB cable, the trouble shooter prompt comes up displaying 6 options. You can use the 6 options to troubleshoot your PS3 and remove the black screen. But, if you want to see if you need a new hard drive, then go to 'restore file system' and click 'x'. If it says your hard drive needs to be restored, then you have to install a new drive. For this you can send your PS3 to Sony.