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Wheres my main menu

Today i switched my ps3 on,its coming on but you know the main menu backround,the swaye thing its just coming up as that no colonms or nothing ive tried everything but nothing will come up HELP ME

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  • Anonymous Nov 01, 2008

    i have the EXACT same problem. do u kno wat to do yet?? cos i still dont. its really frustrating.



  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2008

    I start my ps3 and i have no menu

  • swangandbang Nov 02, 2008

    i have the same problem and someone needs to get that solution off this cause that wasn't a solution

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Mine did the exact same thing here is how i fixed it. Access recovery menu.
1. turn off ps3
2. hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. once the system has been shut down, re-press your finger until you hear 2 conscutive beeps (2 quick beeps)
4. when you hear the 2 beeps take your finger off the power button
5. you will be prompted to plug in your controller via usb and then hit the ps button
6. the recovery menu will pop up

Now i tried the Restart System and it didnt do anything. I was not sure which one to select, so I then clicked Restore PS3 System. I lost everything, but I got it working again!!


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I have the exact same problem. have u sorted urs out yet? cos mines is still like that

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It sounds like the system software has become corrupted. If you dont mind losing your save games and all other data you could try a PS3 full restore. Turn the PS3 onto standby (red light on). Press and hold the power button until it turns itself back off. Press and hold the power button again until you hear 2 quick beeps together then let go. The PS3 will boot into the recovery menu. Choose option 5 "Restore PS3 system". Let it do its thing and hopefully that will solve your startup problem.

Hope this helps

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Switch the PS3 off (Red Light). Hold your finger on the power button until the PS3 switches on and off. Take your finger off and hold it in again. It will come on. Hold it until you hear a double beep and take it off immediately. You will then be taken into a recovery menu. It will ask you to connect your controller via USB. Choose option 3 - Restore File System (Do not try any other option as it will erase some or all data on your HDD). It should work after this.

Hope it helps you.

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The backround screen is there but none of the options or buttons will come up and i can't play games it also won't shut off using the power button on the front just the larger switch in the back the...


hold the power button down when it is red till you hear the quick beeps then select the file restore this will restore your harddrive,,,may have to do it twice....remember hold the power button on the front of the ps3 until a diagnostics menu comes up

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Hi, this is caused from your hard drive not booting up properly. Try taking out your hard drive and reinstalling it. Sometimes that helps. If that dosen't work try putting your drive in a different PS3 and see if it does the same thing. If it does, the you know your hard drive is damaged and in need of replacing. They are available at any major store as well and relatively inexpensive.

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are you connected with the HDMI cable? DId you switch TVs recently?

You might have the resolution under settings set wrong. so the screen is really tiny. If your remote for the tv has a zoom option, zoom up until you can see the settings to change the output

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Try Accessing the Ps3 Recovery Menu
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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Hi there. if you have PS3 Firmware 2.5 you could be in look. there is a System Restore ability on the PS3 which will allow you to restore your PS3 to a working state. and here is how to do it ! :

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

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION 3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION 3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION 3 System

hope this Helps !

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Contact Sony @ 1-877-253-SONY(7669) for a replacement unit as this is not normal.

It autoplays games but no main menu eh?

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