how long did you leave it on black screen, i've got 2 games that the first time you run them they black screen for about 15mins and then start installing game data. for 15 mins it seems like they doing nothing then the HD light starts blinking , and 2 mins later the installing screen comes on. one is a patched catherine. the other is an unpatched game but cant remember which.
they only did this the first time they were ran, they all run fine now and have you tried using multiman to download the latest update and installing it, i find this gets most games working, although sometimes you have to delete gamedata first (not savegame)
only left it about five mins so will leave a bit long thanks once again
Thanks Vorlone very much. Maybe i found a way to boot to Recovery Mode correctly.
My way is:
a. Turn off PlayStation 3 completely (turn the back switch off).
b. Holding down the power button then switch on the back switch (have a disc inside) and keep holding the power button down . The system will turn on and turn off once again.
c. Once the System has been shutdown, Turn it on again and keep Holding The power button down (you will hear 1 beep first, keep holding) until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
d. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
e. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via usb and then hit the PS button
f. The Recovery menu will pop up.
g. Remove any disc inside before update.