Question about Video Game Consoles

1 Answer

WHEN I TURN ON MY PS3 I HEAR THE MUSIC BUT ONLY GET THE BACKGROUND SREEN NO MENUS OR ICONS BUT THE SCREEN IS A BIT DOTTY

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 5 Answers

I get that too!, wash your disk...

Posted on Sep 20, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

At first my ps3 only showed the background screen without any icons, but after I switched it on and off severally, it no longer showed anything on the screen i.e the screen remains blank


SAFE MODE:

1. Place you finger on the on/off sensor leave it their until you console turns off then take you finger off the sensor.

2. Place your finger back on the on/off sensor leave it their until you hear 2 consecutive beeps then take your finger off.

3. Once the safe mode screen comes on select the option PS3 SYSTEM RESTORE.

NOTE: A PS3 system restore will delete all data except the OS. I recommend backing up your console onto a USB flash drive if possible.


Good Luck!

Sep 08, 2011 | Video Game Consoles

1 Answer

My PS3 has been broken for a very long period of time. About 6-9 months now, I've lost track. Every time I turn it on my PS3, it starts with the wavy animation and the colored background, and then the...


Ok, please try the following steps :

Step 1. Turn your PS3 off into standby (red light on)

Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep a total of 3 times and turn off again. Release the power button.

Step 3. Press and hold the power button. It will beep when you first press it, then 5 seconds later it will beep again and then it will beep twice quickly. Let go of the power button when you hear these 2 quick beeps.

Step 4. The PS3 will start up asking you to connect a controller via USB and press the PS button. Do this then continue to the next step

Step 5. The PS3 will load with a menu with 6 options, choose number 5 "Restore PS3 System" and follow the on screen prompts.

Using this method should sort your PS3 out for you.

Hope this helps

Oct 16, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

My ps3 turns on and shows the wavy background for the home menu screen but no menu icons show up. Nothing on the controller changes anything and icons never come up. The wavy colored background is there...


This problem is because your PS3 software has become corrupt. The following steps will cure the problem but you will lose saved games and all other data. Your trophies will not be affected as these are stored by the Playstation Network.
Step 1. Turn your PS3 onto standby (Red light on)
Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep as soon as you press it, beep 5 seconds later then beep once more 5 seconds later and then turn back to standby. Release the power button.
Step 3. Press and hold the power button again. It will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later and then beep twice quickly. Let go of the power button as soon as you hear these two beeps.
Step 4. The PS3 will start up asking you to plug in a controller with a USB cable and press the PS button. Do this and it will boot into the recovery menu.
Step 5. Choose option 5 (Restore PS3 system). This will re-install the PS3 software and restart the console.
Step 6. When the PS3 restarts you will be asked to enter the time and date and other information. When the setup is complete your PS3 will boot into the home menu normally.

Hope this helps

Aug 11, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Turn on the ps3 and it shows the green light on but nothing appears on the screen instead of the background but no icons


sounds like u need to reset video which is hold down power button after u restart it for like 5 secs its something in power button that resets video.

Jan 24, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Not getting a start up screen. Started out just getting the "swirly" background pic with no icons and when I tried rebooting, even that was gone. Now I just get a blank screen.


hi, just sorted mine out. you have a problem with your hard disk . When you turn your ps3 on hold the power button down for 5 seconds until you hear a beep. My screen went black. now turn it off and restart it normally and it will reload your hard drive and hopefully have your problem sorted.

Nov 27, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

I turn my system on and it will not go to media icons


turn off switch on back of ps3 hold down the power switch on front then turn switch on the back on hold the front power switch till you hear 2 beeps then let go

Aug 27, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Ps3 no icons only background wave


try holding down the power button for about 6 seconds to reset it.

Mar 26, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

My ps3 doesn't show any of the Icons


Yea, i've called sony quite a few times myself and got no help.

You can use the 'new' feature they added. Turn on your PS3 and hold the power button till you hear two beeps, then release. Its a recovery menu you can use to try and fix it. If that doesnt work you may have to send it in for repairs, The menu only works on firmware 2.50 and up.

Feb 04, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Won't load past opening screen


are you using one game? one time that happened to me. the plate with the lazer on it that reads the disks might not be moving. it doesent have to move when your not playing the game itself.try loosening the screw in it.if it is too loose try tightening it

Jan 07, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Video Game Consoles Logo

Related Topics:

32 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Video Game Consoles Experts

Iron
Iron

Level 3 Expert

3018 Answers

Troy Gorman
Troy Gorman

Level 3 Expert

508 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Video Game Console Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...