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Ps3 no display

When powering up the ps3 can only see a wavy thick stripe across the screen. There is also a luminated trash can light on the back of the console???? What is the repair for this issue?

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  • ian rodriguez Nov 21, 2008

    when i turn my ps3 on all i get is a screen with waves across it and nothing happens whats wrong with it and how do i fux it?

  • tyler_z Dec 01, 2008

    when i turn my ps3 on all i get is a screen with waves across it and nothing happens whats wrong with it and how do i fix it?

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    its does not turn off, it just show the waves... wat should i do'?

  • philomena028 Dec 22, 2008

    my playstation is stuck on the loading up screen all there is on front is a wavy stripe across the screen can you help please

  • chi979 Dec 27, 2008

    the same thing happens to me i turn it on and the xmb or the main menu does not show up

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    i have it to

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    i HAD the same proberlem that is not fixed thank you, but what causes this proberlem to happen ?

  • arif2zen Jan 25, 2009

    my ps3 gives no display and other problem is it does not play game disc

  • marckeogh743 Jan 25, 2009

    when turning on ps3 all i get is the yellow screen with the waves goin across, and nothing else happens!! any ideas??

  • portugalboy7 Jan 29, 2009

    I have t seem deal also. a still black screen with a single trash line that comes across it. I called Sony and their method of resetting the PS3 didn't work. They said it would cost 150 to repair. Does anybody know how to fix this problem?

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    My problem is like yours. I turn it on and I only see the background with none oof the icons. And when I try to turn it off nothing happens. Can somebody help me?

  • eke86 Feb 08, 2009

    hen it turns on just the i have this problem when i turn it on nothing but the wavy line is there anything i can do!!!!

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    mine is slow dosent show the game menu and barly plays only sometimes can anyone help

  • baxlynn Feb 26, 2009

    my ps3 xmb screen wont work i need help

  • randy_77 Feb 27, 2009

    Anyone know of anybody that can replace the video cpu in the PS3? I had an over heating issue and now it does not have display.

  • force19 Feb 28, 2009

    When powering up the ps3 can only see a wavy thick stripe across the screen.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    My problem is that when I turn my ps3 on it sits there for a couple of mins doing nothing. Then it says sony entertainment, but when that goes away the wavy lines still stay in the backround for ever! I was wondering if some one knew what is going wrong! Thanks!!

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    demonstration mode

  • DadJack Apr 11, 2009

    I only have the wavy line on the screen.

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    the ps3 powers up says soney then its just the wavy line nothin else wat do i do pls im usin a freinds internet help someone email me

  • FoOTbAlLMaST Apr 13, 2009

    this is the same problem as me how does it go away?!

  • damian_budda Apr 13, 2009

    when i turn on the ps3 all i see is the wavey line and thats it, it wont go to the main menu and the control won't turn on what can i do?

  • Shallow732 Apr 17, 2009

    i went to update my PS3 with that tomb raider underworld game and now my PS3 turns on and the log on screen comes up but the pictures of the usernames don't and when they do, the controller turns on but no buttons work. I don't know what to do, does anybody here?

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    my ps3 will turn on but i wont see anything on the screen

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    K the thick wave appears but no other lights are on besides the main power button(green) Nothing will load from there and the ps3 will not allow you to manually shut it off, you have to turn of the system completely.

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    I got to the screen where it gives out the options but i acidentally clicked the wrong one and im trying to get back to it but it wont what do i do

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    when i turn on the console it dosent show anything what's wrong ?? plz answer 

  • cleanimage4 Apr 26, 2009

    i power uo my ps3 and nothing happen every thing stays black

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    Ps3 comes on with no display.

    Please advise...................


  • dizinstar May 08, 2009

    I have the same problem. My ps3 suddenly has a rolling bar on the screen. It still plays, but it won't stop. I don't know if it is because a speaker was next to it and it might have some kind of magnet in it. Help

  • jay140397 May 11, 2010

    thank u so much,4 that but now it says system curropt

  • matiepie2 May 11, 2010




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Ok i have good news and bad news. The good news is you don't have to send it to sony for 150 bucks, you can fixs it and i will tell you. Ok it could take a few times but all you have to do is hold the turn on button hold it for a few secs remember it will take a few times but it works.Now the bad news it will come up with a few options do restore system, now you will lose all your saves and you will have to sign up for ps3 network again (if you had it) bu i does save you a 150 bucks right. Well i hope this helps it did for me.

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My playstation dont wont to take the cd anymore i dont wont to seen it out for a hundred dollars do you know how to fix this problem

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