Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
My playstation 3 just recently started freezing. It starts to freeze about 5 seconds after i turn it on. It does not even reach the main menu, it freezes while the waves of colors are still showing. I have tried everything, holding the power button for ten seconds and starting it over, making sure there is no tear in the wires and they are all plugged in right, it is not the video game, and my ps3 is only almost 2 years old. i have not dropped it or got any liquid in it, it just randomly started freezing one day and i am not sure what to do about it
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
* restart system
* restore default settings
* restore file system
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!!
Posted on Nov 03, 2008
Well Did you use 1080i or somthing else on a different tv and a hd chord, but then switch tv's/chord that cant handle anything but 480i, if thats so then you hold the power button on/and off try it a few times.
I got a problem too. When i start my playstation 3 i see the backround and i hear the noises but i dont see any user names
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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