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My PS3 when switched on goes to the wavey lines (just before the menu screen) and then freezes? it also stops making a sound. i've switched off at the mains but the problem persists. any thoughts?

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  • vowlesy Oct 20, 2008

    Unfortunately this did give me early hope in that it asked about the settings but it still froze at the wavey lines just before the menu kicked in. Have you any other thoughts? Your help is appreciated.

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It looks like your system may be corrupt try hard resetting your system turn off the power in the back of the ps3. Turn it on while holding down the I/O utton until it beeps 3 times

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