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A ps3 start up frezee

When i star up my PS3 then sony playstation comes up then the background stays they with no log in screen what can i do

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  • THeston_21 Nov 17, 2008

    after about 5 minutes of playing time the screen turns green and then it freezes!

  • ross060 Dec 05, 2008

    Start up the system just a red screen appears with the sony entertainment logo and the wave graphics and then nothing happens it just stays that way

  • decisa Dec 06, 2008

    I have the same problem :( yesterday everything was great. today I
    turned it on. "Sony Computer Entertainment " shows up or somethingafter
    which a logon screen should appear immediately... and nothing .. just a
    screensaver (some purple waves) ...

    same as in this video:

    this pisses me off.. I have so many saved games there ....

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    i tried to upodate my ps3 then when it restarted it is just frozen on the front page... help

  • tilc2004 Dec 06, 2008

    In the middle of playing FF XI my ps3 froze and now I only get a black sceeen with the white wavey thing moving around, please help me

  • Boris14 Dec 06, 2008

    Everything was fine yesterday, this morning I have the same problem.

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    The red light stays on. The game will not power up.

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    i have tme same problems as the others. but dont giv crappy answers like the other 2 guys.

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    i power up the ps3 but it wont start properley and the screen stays blank

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    when i turn on my playstation the backround just stays black and nothing comes up, no log in screen or anything

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    My PS3 gets stuck at the start. And nothing appears. Do I have to renew my hdd?

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    my ps3 stays frozen on a black screen but no wavy line appears nor does the title screen

  • jcheng6078 Mar 21, 2009

    my PS 3 can only power up by press buttom but not respond to contorler, and OS just not shows

  • Larry Wallace Apr 06, 2009

    When i start my PS3, the wavy background and title pops up like its suppose, but the title goes away and its just stays on the wavy background and nuthin else pops up. PLEASE HELP?

  • dan_flack Apr 10, 2009

    when i start the playstation 3, the screen some times freezes with uneven green and yellow lines running vertical down the screen. also it somtimes my tv wont pic up the playstation 3 when i turn it on.

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    Well come to the world of Playstation 3. I see this is a big problem, mine was working fine one day, then the next day nothing. It won't let me log on or anything. Paid the $149.00 and sent it in, they sent it back saying it was damaged, damaged this is BS. There is something wrong with them.

  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    I have the same problem, Im going to replace the hard drive to see if that works,



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Finally !! solved the problem :)

unfortunately the story has not the best ending ...
i had an old non-working laptop with 80Gb hdd.

I took the PS3's hdd out and replaced it with the laptop's one. Playstation did not recognize the file system and suggested to format the hard drive. Formatting was done in 10 seconds, after that system rebooted and logon screen appeared again :)

all saves from games, all music, pictures, videos and downloaded stuff are lost :(

fortunately you can re-download all purchased games from PS-Network for free.

now I have a 80Gb PS3 istead of 60Gb ..

hope this will help you too.

P.S. i've seen that Linux has support of PS3 file system. maybe this will help to restore all saved data.. but this is just my assumption

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Update the firmware version or reset the ps3.

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