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  • danhx Oct 25, 2008

    Everytime i start ma ps3 up, i can still move along the bar but no media or network bars come up apart form the settings plz help!!!!!

  • tbirk22 Oct 31, 2008

    My PS3 work good at the main menu but when I insert any game or movie it then begins to freeze. Any suggestions?

  • Jonathan003 Dec 10, 2008

    I had this PS3 80GB with the motor storm game i left it inside the console & everytime I turn it on It freezes on the quit menu from the game & it won take me to the main menu & goes on blank if I quit the game.. Somebody please let me know How Can I fixt it.. Thanks

  • woggabigron Jan 21, 2009

    i can watch movies play games or listen to music but for no more then 10 to 15 minuets what the

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    my ps3 freezes early in main menu

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    my os3 60gb wont load up the main menu screen when i turn it on

  • misstam Mar 10, 2009

    I start my ps3 up and it says sony computer entertainment with the wave things coming up but then nothing

  • brighta010 Mar 23, 2009

    i have the same problem. when i turn on my ps3, i cant log in to any account because it freezes
    up!..dat shyt be blowing me..some one please help me


  • serg_serch Mar 23, 2009

    my ps3 does start but i wont show the menu it just shows the wave background

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Your not really specific, But if you can at least make it to system settings before it freezes then select Restore ps3.

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

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SOURCE: ps3 freezes before getting to main menu!!

I had the same problem bud. I rushed and contacted sony but the next day my friend told me a great solution tht safed me 150 $. Well basicly your ps3 is lika a PC. All you nerd to do is to get to the hard drive menu. By holding the power button for 10 sec but do that for 3 times. That will take you to the blue menu. From there just reset your hard drive and wola brand new.
Ps Same thing happend after i downloaded the house app. booo to the house lol

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: PS3 Main Menu doesnt load.

Hello!
The biggest problem that causes this is a bad hard drive. As it powers up the PS3 tries to pull info from the hard drive. If it is internally damaged then the whole system will stop booting. I have run into this many times. A new hard drive solves the problem 9 out of 10 times.
BTW, the hard drive is produced by Seagate, not Sony. My motto is...."if it was made by a human, it will break!"

I hope this helps. Good luck to all of you!!

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

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SOURCE: laser problem?

Sounds like your laser has gone bad.

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Hope it helps!

Posted on Jun 03, 2010

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SOURCE: My PS3 plays PS2 games fine, but freezes up when

The issue is the Blu-Ray diode. If one disc stops working 100% of the time but the other two types still work (DVD and CD) then the blu-ray diode died. The good news is that a handy person can fix it for about $45. Just do your research and watch a few youtube videos on replacing the laser and opening the case to make sure you are comfortable. I just did it and it was fine. You can buy the laser assembly on eBay, just make sure you go local and get a warranty. Don't buy overseas.

Posted on Jun 06, 2010

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SOURCE: my ps3 freezes at the

modiggz

If the system is freezing up at the main menu this is sign that you have corrupted data on your PS3. The link below will help you fix the problem.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4853494-fix_playstation_3_corrupted_hard_drive

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions

Issken
http://www.fixya.com/users/issken

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My ps3 freezes at the main menu


modiggz

If the system is freezing up at the main menu this is sign that you have corrupted data on your PS3. The link below will help you fix the problem.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4853494-fix_playstation_3_corrupted_hard_drive

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I might sound like a stupid solution, but if the PS3 is in a dusty area it sometimes freezes.. Try to vacume clean it.. Also, is your fan on and does it sound ok. It might freeze due to overheating. If it only freezes when you play games on a disc, it might be a problem with the laser reader, which could also be due to dust.

Hope some of it helped.

Regards

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Ps3 freezes before getting to main menu!!


I had the same problem bud. I rushed and contacted sony but the next day my friend told me a great solution tht safed me 150 $. Well basicly your ps3 is lika a PC. All you nerd to do is to get to the hard drive menu. By holding the power button for 10 sec but do that for 3 times. That will take you to the blue menu. From there just reset your hard drive and wola brand new.
Ps Same thing happend after i downloaded the house app. booo to the house lol

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Ps3 freezes before getting to main menu!!


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Turn off Ps3
Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again
Once the system has been shutdown, re-press your finger until you hear 2 consecutive (quick) beeps
When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button
You will be prompted to plug in your controller via usb and then hit the ps button
The recovery menu will pop up

Recovery menu
* restart system
* restore default settings
* restore file system
*rebuild database
*restore ps3
*system update
Now I was not sure which one to choose. I clicked restart system and that did NOT work so I clicked restore ps3 and lost everything but it DEFINITELY WORKED!!

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