Sony has released a series of videos showing people how to do basic things with their PS3. It also features a troubleshooting guide for the system along with complicated things like activation/deactivating the system. Complicated for casuals of course, is there a new cheap PS3 model on the horizon? Of course, there is, if all the rumours so far are correct.
Of course if none of these methods work you can try calling Sony and arranging for a system service. Below are five videos that tell you how to solve problems and perform basic functions like back up and restore data on ps vita, PS3 no picture, activate/deactivate PS hardware, Content Manager for PS Vita and before seeking advice.
Check them all out below. It’s quite decent and you may learn something new.