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Ps3 freezes after start up

HI, could anyone please help me. I was playing ncaa football online yesterday. I turned my ps3 on today and just after start up my ps3 freezes up. Just after the start up screen where it says Sony Computer Entertainment with the wave in the middle of the screen in the background, Sony Computer Entertainment goes away and the wave and ps3 freezes. Help Please, anyone?

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  • silentwalker Nov 20, 2008

    i have the same problem.. does that work? :(

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    i have the sameproble but the solution did not work :-( emailed sony and awaiting their reply

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    i have the exact same problem today what causes it and what fixes it, i will have to phone sony tomorrow, has anybody any ideas,

    thanks andy

  • bobbubak Jan 25, 2009

    What has anyone found out on this?

    The systems are only two years old, I have a 60gig.

    Please let me know


  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    same problem

  • noneofurbiz Apr 06, 2009

    none of that stuff worked

  • Anonymous May 13, 2009

    exact same problem

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Hey guys, same thing happened to me. In case you're looking at this site like I recently had been, I just wanted to post a little update. I bought my PS3 on the Christmas of 2007, and it stopped working after I played an online round of Tekken: Dark Resurrection on July 5. It froze on the wavy part of the introduction of the PS3 system. So what you do is:

1. Press the PS3 "touch" power button and hold it until you hear two buttons "beep"
2. Connect your USB cord to your ps3 controller and press the center button when instructed on the screen.
3. Choose the third choice on the screen which says something about restoring the data (sorry i cant remember i know its the third choice though)
4. When it asks you its question say "Yes." and it will begin the restoring process with the download bar.
5. When its complete it may make you do step 4 once more, so just do it again, or any more times it asks, until it finally restarts properly. ( I had to do it two times)

I hope this helps you guys, it helped me the first day it stopped working!

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I had the same prob but i fixed it. i had the wavy line that froze right when i started the playstation. but i miraculously fixed it by plugging in the controller to the system, turning on the controller and turning on the playstation by holding the power button after it beeps once, keep holding it until you hear a double beep. then a menu should pop up. click the rebuild hard disk. then it will turn off then do everything again to get to the menu and click restart system on bottom. then it should be fixed

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Do you have a disc in the drive? If so remove it by turning on the station and holding the eject button. Once the disc is removed turn off the system. Then hold the power button until it turns on, keeping holding it until it beeps twice. Then release, the system will reboot and you should be good to go.

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May be need a new disk drive ????

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I followed your tips,
but it made me do step 4 already like 20 times!
And when i start my ps3 now, the only option i have is to do it again (for like the 21 time)
Do you know why?

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PS3 is one of the most amazing gaming device but like other competitor gaming devices (Xbox and Wii) It also has some problems like Freezing up. You may check out the informative Article at ezinearticles Remedy for PS3 Freezing up.........






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I got a 320gb Slim, and I ejected a dvd, and then my mate looked at my internet settings and selected a BTWifi as im in a hotspot...we did a internet connection test and came off as it failed, then he went to look in my photo gallery, and it just froze, turned it off and on and kept freezing on the wave and this happened 20 times, Ive tried many things to it like HDMI, Reboot, Restore , no restore...keeps happening....Nothing works, please help?:)

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Sony has a swap out program for $150 for units past their warranty time.

I had a refurbished unit within 10 days.
Go to this web page and fill out the form.
https://service1.us.playstation.com/rma.htm?_flowExecutionKey=_c26C777AA-C698-C012-9012-7F3C3A866FB7_k488296B6-F844-5771-29B6-AC306ECA7BE5
Overnight shipping to Sony is included, and they ship it back 2nd day air in the US.
There is a 90 day warranty on the refurbished unit.
I now have a working unit

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

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