I wa playing RE5 and when I completed the first level (again), the game froze on the ranking screen. So I restarted the system, but the screen wasn't showing the XMB icons (only that line appeared, the one that shows up when the ps3 gets started).
I tried restarting it by using the restoration method, but no results. Now nothing shows up on the screen.
I had this problem. I called Sony and they told me to turn it off (from the back) and hold the on button the front tilll it blinks twice and a menu will open up and there will be choices. One will light up and click that one. I'm not sure if this fully correct tho 'cause it was like months ago when this happen to me so i can't remember everything.