Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Ok here is how you do it i finally fixed my ps3 by doing some easy steps
1.have the ps3 off with the red light on and put your finger on it until it turns on and the off again
2.take off your finger and then put it on again on the power touch button until you hear two beeps
3.it will ask you to connect a usb cable from your controller to the ps3 do that
4.after that go to the second one that says restore data or memory
do those steps and your ps3 will start working in no time
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
I had the same problem after loading the 2.50 patch last night and I resolved the problem.
The ps3 would turn on and just sit at the wavy line.
I initially installed the 2.50 patch directly on the ps3 through it's internet connection. To fix it I had to download it and copy it to a sd memory card (camera memory) and insert that into the sd memory slot on the ps3.
Follow this procedure for proper setup of the update file.
Here is what i did to fix it.
-hold down the power button for 2 separate beeps. It will turn on then off. Take finger off button.
-after it powers off (light red) press the power again and hold until you hear a single beep (or 2) then a double beep. After the double beep stop pressing the button. (it took me a couple of tries to get to this point.)
-This will bring you to a new menu that was installed with 2.50.
-Select install update option
-insert the sd memory card or usb memory card.
-the ps3 will find the update and reinstall.
-let the install finish and let it reboot on it's own.
This worked for me. Hope it works for you.
Posted on Oct 25, 2008
I did what bruford said about the option menu but i did a system restore and then i turned it on and it didnt freeze then i started re downlaoding everything
Posted on Nov 09, 2008
My ps3 freezes when starting up with the wavy lines on the screen
Posted on Oct 09, 2008
Change your hard drive. 2.5 SATA
Posted on Nov 09, 2008
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
Choose option 3 and try again. You may also need to re-enter the recovery menu and try option 4.
Posted on Dec 01, 2012
This solution works for a day or two then i have to factory reset my ps3 again every day or two not really a fix
Posted on Mar 20, 2013
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 09, 2013 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Sep 27, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Jul 29, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Jul 22, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Jan 27, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Apr 13, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
20,709 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!