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  • freakout Oct 16, 2008

    i have the same problem and i read that it was a problem with some update gone bad, the say ifyou take out your hard drive and put back on it will work but its not true i need some help i don't now what to do...



  • praessel Oct 24, 2008

    i have the startup screen wavey line freeze.how'd u fix it? praessel@yahoo.com thanks for any and all help

  • Anonymous Oct 24, 2008

    My Ps3 is also freezing on the start up. Half of the time it just shows the wavy line and the other half it freezes on the wavy line.

    Anyone know how to fix this?


  • rosenlady200 Oct 24, 2008

    i have the same issue... i tried to turn on a movie, does nothing, but freezes, and shows the line... we have it for a while now but thats the first time we have any problems with it

  • jaybay797 Nov 19, 2008

    same problem

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    I have the same issue with the pS3 starting to freeze at the start menu not long after appyling update 2.52.



    Tried the best solution but it wont recognise the media. And yes Ive done everything correctly, fat32 USB, Correct folder names etc etc and so I assume that it wont install the update as it already see's it as being installed.



    Going to now do a full system restore and start again. Major downer, especially with hours and hours of lost Call of duty data. If this fails then Sony will do an exchange but you still end up with no data and so may aswell do the full wipeout and see what happens!!



    Lesson Ive learnt is to always perform future updates via download and USB. My previous update installed and so can only assume that it corrupted whilst downloading (The initial download did fail and I had to restart it).

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    hey i have a problem on my ps3 and it is just all black and even if you try to put in a disk or turn on a controller it doesn't turn on at the start up its just all blank or black nothing turns on at all even if i pop a game disk in the ps3....i even tried to switch to t.v out it didn't work also. can someone help me?


  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    I turn on my ps3 and within seconds its frozen. you can still hear the start up sounds but thats all. thers no picture either.

  • joechesmond Dec 06, 2008

    where i get the sd memory card or the usb memory card


  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    my ps3 is just a blank screen when i turn it on

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    on start up it shows a red wavy screen and stays like that

  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2008

    My PS3 hs started acting up. Allmost every PS3 game i have played has froze, anywhere between 5 minutes to an half an hour. I took apart my system, opend the Blue Ray drive and cleaned the laser. But still some of the games freeze when I'm intalling them on the system. And its not over heating

  • dreamfocus Dec 16, 2008

    I turn the ps3 on, but get no menu or picture, just a black screen. Power seems fine, just no display!? worked fine for 6 months, but moved house and didn't unpack it for a few weeks and now this is what i get the first time i try to turn it on....

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    When i try to log into Playstation home it says 'problem downloading content

  • coolguy444 Jan 09, 2009

    my ps3 starts up but just shows the wavy lines and thats it.how can i fix this? please help me.

  • pauldog Jan 18, 2009

    My system freezes at the start up. Sony was no help. Best Buy was no help. Everbody tells me to send it to Sony. The system is only 6 months old. Some times I can get a movie to start but, most of the time it will stay at the black screen with the wave on it. Is their a easy fix that a not so smart person could do. Also, I can not get the thing to work with my wireless network. Thank you all for your time and help!

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    i switch on device and it comes on then sony corporation comes up and as the lines get to top of screen a little circle on the top rite side of screen apears and it freezes

  • salazar_milk Feb 25, 2009

    my playstation has been perfect ever since i got it i have never had any problem with it but just the other day i turned it on and it froze at the start up and it seems to go nowhere i was given the advise to put system restore or to take the hard drive out and fix it on another ps3 but before that i want all the information useful or possible before i do because i wouldnt want to mess my playstation up so what can i do??

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    every time i go on it dosent start

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    Have the same issue ;/

  • KalamityK May 05, 2009

    The only problem with my PS3 is that the games freeze. Everything else works fine but when I put in Madden or anything else, it freezes. Sometimes it just goes to a black screen.. other times it freezes the whole system. What should I do??

  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    ps3 freezes with wavy green video lines

  • justin_cote1 May 26, 2009

    it freezes when it starts up and wont shut off

  • austin83 May 11, 2010

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

  • jaybay797 May 11, 2010

    does it matter wether its a sd card or memory stick duo?

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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

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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.
http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/SystemUpdates/PS3/PC_Update.html

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.

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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

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My ps3 freezes when starting up with the wavy lines on the screen

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Change your hard drive. 2.5 SATA

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  1. Place the PS3 in standby mode
  2. Press and hold the power button for a couple of seconds, you should hear a beep
  3. Keep a hold of the power button for a couple more seconds, the PS3 should shut back down to standby mode
  4. Once this happens, press and hold the power button again for a couple of seconds, waiting for 1 single beep.
  5. Ignore this beep and keep it pressed until you hear 2 consecutive beeps, release the button.
Choose option 3 and try again. You may also need to re-enter the recovery menu and try option 4.

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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

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