I called Sony and after a bit of testing what I had already done they recommended that I turn it in for repair but I am not too fond of the 0 price tag that comes with that.I was hoping one of you knows of some sort of home remedy to this situation as I have had this PS3 since it launched back in 2006 and would prefer it over the newer, slim kind and hte price tag that accompanies them. LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! In this Video Games video tutorial you will learn how to fix a PS3 Black Screen of Death.
When I tried to use my PS3 controller it didn't work. AHHHHHHHH I hear this is starting to happening to many PS3's around the world, SONYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY, this is almost as bad as the 360 Rings, if I can't get this fixed for free SONYYYYYYYYYYY I'll kill you!
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.
An update to the PS3™ system software was released on November 1, 2016.
You can use this update to upgrade your system software to version 4.81.