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Software update ruined my playstation 3!!!!!!

Ps3 prompted me to update to the latest version of their software. now im stuck on the home screen with no icons or anything. does anyone know how i can fix this problem?

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  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2008

    the ps3 is stuck at wavy lines HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mjschonwille Oct 15, 2008

    I have the same issue I jsut downloaded the required update (2.5) and now its stuck in the pre-logged on screen with the wavy lines but no login?? Any help

  • rkraem1 Oct 15, 2008

    same problem

  • kycowan22 Oct 15, 2008

    i updated my ps3 now it wont read anything

  • sindere Oct 16, 2008

    I also have this problem, I updated to 2.50 and now it wont log in, its stuck at the waving lines. 
    If i start the handcontroller before I turn on the console, the log in accounts come up, but still, I can't log in.  

  • Anonymous Oct 16, 2008

    i updated my ps3 to 2.50. now it is stuck, with a message saying updating database... do not turn off the system. remaining time counting... 0 percent it has been like that for 1 and a half hours......heeeelp

  • Jo2hat Oct 16, 2008

    Stuck on waves since update 2.50

  • Anonymous Oct 16, 2008

    Samw with me since yesterday.

    Called Sony and they want me to send in my system for a 150$ fix.

    How pathetic of Sony. They cause the problem and they expect the consumer to shell out another 150$

  • Anonymous Oct 17, 2008

    Yes i have the same problem but it did not fix it by unplugging the router i need help Fast!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Oct 17, 2008

    I tried resetting numerous times and turning off my modem but nothing works!!!

    The system turns on then goes straight to this loading screen that says "updating database...do not turn off the system

    remaining time couting

    0 muther F'ing % !!!!!!

  • derresp Oct 17, 2008

    For me the upgrade appeared to finish. Then got a message about data corruption and a restore needed. The restore appeared to finish, but I cannot get in - stuck on the waves.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    It shows i have an update and it will let me start updating but the progress bar wont move and eventually it says there is a problem with the update

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I have the same problem. Ps3 stuck on blank screen. I try to reset it and still nothing. Turn off the wireless and still nothing. Please help.

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

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Hi!

I fixed this problem on my ps3 by turning off my internet router, so the ps3 didn't get any signals from it. Then i turned on the console and it worked fine! Then I plug the router back again, and the ps3 hooked automaticly up with the internet. Then a message came up that told me it was something wrong with the harddrive system, i pressed "OK" and then it started to download and fix the problem and restart. After the restart I got the same message about the harddrive and I just started the download one more time, and now it works fine!:D

Hope this helped you to solve this problem^^

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

I reset my ps3. 3 to 4 times. Then i got a message, my harddrive is corrupted. Press PS button on pad to begin to the fix problem. I did this 3 times and was suprised to c it kick back into action. haray.

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

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