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PS3 GAME WONT COME POWER ON SHOWS SONY ENTERTAINMENT SOUND GOES TO THE SONY SMOKY WAVES AND THEN STAYS THEIR WONT LOAD MAIN MENU

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The hard drive is bust m8, you should remove the drive and take it to a local computer store and ask them 2 format the drive for you. When they come back and say the drive is unreadable ask them what replacements they have, i upgraded 2 a 160gig for £40.

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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 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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Games wont load,hand controll not lighting up,the screen stays on the sony entertainment system.


press and hold the power button with the system on until it beeps once, then twice. That should reset things.

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

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When turning on ps3 purple screen with waves


Same prob my ps3 stays on the purple waves then won't load the main menu

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

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My ps3 screen is purple when you turn it on


I have the same prob, when I turn my ps3 the screen stays on the purple waves and won't load the main menu

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

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Ps3 comes on but doesnt fully load the main menu


try defraging the HD you will lose all your saved info but it should solve any loading issues.

Jun 02, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Power up trouble


Okay i will need you to turn off you system off from the main power located on the back. Then you will need to turn it back on after that you will need to hold the touch senstive turn on located on the front of the ps3 hold it. You will hear a beep that just tells you that it is turning on. Still be holding the turn on button untill you hear another beap after that you can let go. This will reset you picture setting and will not delete anything on your hard disk. If this dosent work call sony at 1 800 345 7669

Mar 19, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 boot up problem. I´m playing FIFA09 and wanted to try out online gaming,but the game said that I had to Sign up first for Playstation Network. So I quit the game and got to it. Then the com said that I...


Your hard drive was corrupted. The easiest way to fix it is to place your hard drive in another PS3 and follow the onscreen instructions. You'll need either a usb flash drive or a burned cd with the latest PS3 firmware properly filed.

Here's a link:

PS3 Firmware

Most people mess up on the folder setup.

Make sure you have the folders named in CAPS!

like this:

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Let me know if you have any other problems or questions.

Mar 10, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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Ps3 freezes before getting to main menu!!


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

Jan 20, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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PLAYSTATION 3: I INSERT ANY OF MY THREE GAMES THAT I HAVE AND NEITHER ONE PLAYS. THE PLAYSTATION GOES TO THE MAIN MENU AND STAYS THERE. IT WONT GO DIRECTLY IN TO THE GAME, OR IN THE MAIN MENU IT WONT SHOW...


you meesed up your firmware. go on internet and search 2.40 firmware update ps3. download to memory stick and put in ps3 go to external devices click on flash drive do the update the ur done.

if it dont work, bring it to sony or place u bought it at. get a replacement.

Jul 07, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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