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Playstation 3 freezing

My playstation 3 keep freezing as soon as i turn it on help don't know what to do

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  • abacuzz Nov 07, 2008

    my ps3 doesn't show any of the icons on my hard drive or will sometimes just have the spinning discs on my game downloads. it freezes on the wave screen when i attempt to access my system settings. it also won't recognize any discs entered.

  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2008

    my ps3 froze on a loading point and i at to turn off by the main power at the back, since then it frezzes n it wont reject disk

  • day_football Nov 07, 2008

    my ps3 has froze at the loading point n since then it has froze all my games, sometimes it dont load disk or let me get the disk back out the ps3. is this data curruption?

  • rockersg131 Nov 07, 2008

    every time i turn on my ps3 either it stays at the wave background and nothing will come up. or the xmb will pop up but nothing underneath it will show up and i cant move. or everything will come up including the icons and i can move but as soon as i click on something it will freeze again and no games or movies will load. PLEASEE HELP!!!!

  • mswife02 Nov 24, 2008

    after about 25 to 30 minutes my playstation 3 freezes up and won't work anymore. it does this everytime i try to play it! i don't know why or what to do.

  • emir72593 Dec 12, 2008

    as soon as i turn on the ps3 and the menu comes up it freezes after i click x on the controler

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2008

    My PS3 originally had disc reading issues.  Sony sent me a replacement no questions asked.  This PS3 last exactly 93 days then would not load past the initial wave screen.  How convenient that it is no longer covered under the warranty.  I will never buy another SONY product!

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    my ps3 keeps freezing everytime i start it has like a greenish, purpleish color that appears all over the screen...basically everytime i cut it on i have to hope it works just long enough for me to get my music started because that's the only thing i can do now is listen to music...once i press play the screen freezes and the only thing i can do is listen while it plays in sequence...

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    when i turn my console on, it wont leave the wave at the start up screen.

  • havard01 May 11, 2010

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    Wes Sydenstricker May 11, 2010

    The XMB is the Cross Media Bar. Thats the main menu.

    Your problem seems new to me. But when it says to reconnect your controller after taking it off of the USB cord, do you press the PS button in the center or no??

  • Wes Sydenstricker
    Wes Sydenstricker May 11, 2010

    Does it fully boot up to the XMB?

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    it freezes and i am unable to do anything except turning it off.



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All you need to do is replace the harddrive and/or reformat the current one which will require removing it and using a PC to reformat it if it will read. If not , simply replacing it will work I would recommend an upgrade at that point as well if you would like. I upgraded to 250GB when this happened to me. System works just fine now.

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Alright i had the same problem all you have to do is call sony at 1-800-345-7669 and keep answering the questions and when they ask u if u want to hit 0 to talk to an operator do it. Once you talk them you'll need your receipt and they'll give you some numbers then they'll send u a box and u just put ur ps3 in it and send in to them

Posted on Nov 11, 2008


I have the exact same problem. I'll power on my ps3, and it'll say "sony home entertainment" and the wave loading screen just stays and never leaves. Nothing loads and no XMB. Funny thing is that I played a movie on a monday, turned everything off. Went to play on thursday and all of a sudden there's this problem :S any ideas?

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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What's the XMB gamer? No error code patriot.

I think i've narrowed down the problem. something about the siaxis controller and playing COD4 online. i was able to boot the system and access everything on my hard drive tonight after letting it sit unpowered for a day.i was able to load a downloaded game & play two different movies. I shut it down and restarted and no problems. my controller was fully charged so i disconnected it and when i began to play COD4 online the screen says "reconnect your controller". This is exactly what happened three days ago. plugging the controller back in does nothing, I tried resetting the controller while plugged in and no dice. and i can't connect with my other controller forcing me to turn the PS3 off by holding down the power button for 10 sec or so. restarting brings me back to the same problems. I remove the game and it doesn't change anything when starting up. shutting the rear power off and waiting for 30 minutes does nothing. Can it be something with COD4 online or is it some problem with the wireless siaxis controller?

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  • abacuzz Nov 08, 2008

    it does load to the XMB although in different ways. sometimes it will freeze immediately and not allow you to move accross the menu. other times it will show spinning discs on my downloads in the game menu. it will freeze if i select something in the system menu.

    i've been able to turn it on after leaving it for day. played COD4 online for about 4 hours last night with the controller connected by the usb. when i went to quit the game the screen went black. restarting brought up the same issues described above.

    the controller issue seems irrelavant to the bigger problem, it just forces me to restart which is what causes these symptoms.

    Do you think retoring the default settings or even wiping the hard drive might help?

  • abacuzz Dec 18, 2008

    restoring the default settings ultimately fixed the problems.


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Does it give you an error code??? 80010514 ??? good luck!!

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

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  • Anthony Hogan Mar 09, 2015

    Does anyone kno wat to do I'll go to my account and then everything will freeze all I can see is my wallpaper and tha clock dis usually doesn't happen. Happend after turning tha system on and off multiple times


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