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I have a problem with my PS3

I turned my PS3 on and then it loads but after that it doesnt show the menu anymore. It only shows that wave part in the middle and thats it, do you know what the problem would be?

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Try a different hard drive. You can find them for pretty cheap on eBay. Or you can just pull your old one and do a google search with the model number.
Every time I have seen this scenario it has been because the hard drive has malfunctioned internally. Good luck, thanks!!

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Every time i turn on my ps3 it shows the waves when you first turn it on and it stays that way what do i do?


  • Your hard drive is corrupted. You need to go to the PS Recovery Menu. You probably gonna loose most of your files if not all of them depending on the extent. Hopefully you have a backup somewhere. But you can fix your PS3 and get gaming again.



  • How to Access PS3 Recovery Menu.

  1. 1. Turn your PS3 off.
  2. 2. Hold The power button down; The system will turn on and turn off once again.
  3. 3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear two consecutive beeps
  4. 4. When you hear the two beeps take finger off power button.
  5. 5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via usb and then hit the PS button
  6. 6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

  • Once you are at the Recovery Menu you should see 6 options. Start with the first option and go up until you have tried #4 as well (if needed). One of them should fix the problem.

  1. 1. Restart System: Restarts the PS3 System.
  2. 2. Restore Default Settings This resets the system settings back to default.
  3. 3. Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
  4. 4. Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PS3
  5. 5. Restore PS3 System: This deletes everything and you will start from nothing again. Not a recommended procedure.
  6. 6. System Update: Update the PS3 System

  • Hope this helps

Nov 27, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 turns on and the loading screen come up (the blue wave) but its doesnt load the menu?


You are probably going to have to restore the PS3 to factory settings.

You can do this by turning the PS3 off and then when you go to turn it back on, hold the power button down until you hear a beep and then another two beeps.

You WILL lose all save games and other data by doing this however.

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Jun 30, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When I turn my ps3 on I only can see the waves and the brighte dust form the screen but it doesn't show the menu just that


There are many reasons cause PS3 hang up in wave screen and won't turn on. Your PS3 hardware need some kind of fixes. Send back to Sony is expensive. You better repair by yourself. I suggest you bought this guide, you can learn how to trouble shooting and disassembly your console and fix it at last. Good luck!

Oct 01, 2010 | Video Game Consoles

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My ps3 doesnt show the sign in menu


man lsn, Turn your PS3 ON from the back just red light on ok, now HOLD your finger on the I/Q keep pressing it until you hear( 2 BeeP )a menu will appear go to Option 5. Restore PS3 System,

Mar 04, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn on my playstation3 it shows the ps3 logo when loading up but doesnt come up with the sign in menu or anything?


try restoring your ps3. turn the switch on teh back off then on. then put your finger on teh power button until you hear three beeps. ( not including the one you hear when pressin the power button.) right after the third beep let go and it will turn off. then try again. after the power beep listen for one beep then after that a double beep. it will show a menu of options. pick restore ps3 then quick format. *ALL YOUR DATA WILL BE DELETED BUT ITS THE ONLY OPTION!

Mar 04, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 shows nothing but background waves, wont load main page


unplug PS3. Wait 10 minutes and turn on.
do the same with the power supply.

Aug 31, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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System shows that the disc is loading, but does


That sounds like a faulty laser. Unfortunatly,Sony has not fixed this yet and i don't think they will anytime soon. I would suggest cleaning the laser lens first with alcohol and a q tip,if that doesnt work,have the laser lens professionally. If none of the above help,then it's the spindle motor and that can be tested by putting your hand on the ps3 after you slide a disk into the loading slot and feeling for very small vibrations.

Jul 08, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 won't even show the menu screen


I suggest trying to reset the system by turing the system off first. ( Do not cut the power switch off in the back of the system). Then hold the on button for 3 beeps. See what happens.

Mar 18, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 wont play games and it keeps freezing whenever I try to play a game. It started when I was playing the demo for NBA 2K9 and I tapped the center ps3 button and I clicked the other demo NBA live 09...


My ps3 freezes up every when I am playing Madden 09 and its getting real old. I have to quit my game every time because there is no other way to fix it other than quiting. It doesnt freeze all the time but it has started to alot more a few days ago. Is there something I can do about this?

Oct 06, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Major Problem, Cant Fix


you may have 2 ring sony upabout this one or get a new ps3

May 18, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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