Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

6 Answers

Playstation 3 gets stuck on wave screen no logging menu help

Iv had a playstation 3 for around a year now, my brother plays on it alotand has no problems, it connected to the internet fine until friday 14 november 2006. My brother turned on the playstation 3 the tune came on the sony entertainment came up then nothing it stays on the wave screen with no logging menu it not let me do anything at all, put a disc in and nothing need help with it please anyone ....... thanks adamo

Posted by on

  • 19 more comments 
  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    I have the same problem. I turned my PS3 on, and it got to the wave screen, where it says Sony PlayStation 3 in small letters, and it never got to the part where you choose which profile to log in with. If you have a solution, please tell me because I want it to be fixed by Christmas so I can play whatever knew game I get. Thanks.

  • luisbasco Dec 14, 2008

    I turned on my PS3 and it kept getting stuck at the wave screen with no icons or sign on. I called Sony and followed the instructions to reset it and now no picture comes on through HDMI or AV connection. My TV seems to be receiving some sort of signal because it is displaying the 480p signal type but the screen is black. Nothing is wrong with the TV because the cable, xbox 360, and Wii are displayed just fine.

  • javiante10 Dec 14, 2008

    I turned my ps3 on and the music came on but it stopped at the wave screen. tried to put a game in and nothing. I even tried taking it apart and putting it back together, and still nothing.

  • funzo Dec 18, 2008

    same problem here

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    i have same problem

  • giovela Jan 04, 2009

    have the same problem

  • WagenMan Jan 05, 2009

    Who in the hell voted for setting the system back to defaults??? You can't get to any menu settings with no menu.


    Same problem here. I've been through all the troubleshooting online guides to no avail. 

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    Same here

  • jacktara Jan 31, 2009

    turn on ps3 and sound comes on but only for a few secs then nothing no menu comes up cant do anything

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2009

    same here. wave screen....no options. going to try the possible solutions posted here tomorrow....any other ideas???

  • patfan1 Mar 15, 2009

    I managed to get to system settings and restore to factory defaults, now I get a blank screen. system turns on but no video output at all.

  • obi-one2008 Mar 19, 2009

    playstation 3 stuck on wave screen HELP HELP

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    I turn on my PS3 and it stays at the wavy screen and it wont go to the home menu. I hear the music and everything but it just wont go

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    i hav the exact same issue

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    i have the same problem can you help in anyway??

  • zguy33 Apr 05, 2009

    I turn on my PS3, sometimes it gets stuck on the wave screen, and sometimes it lets me to my background.  On the background, sometimes the left-right scrolling XMB is there, and sometimes it isn't.  The up-down scrolling icons are never there.

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    i have the same problem but i called the ps3 peps and they said that we had to send it back so dont waste your time trying to fix it just send it back

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    same problem

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    same problem

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2009

    i have the same probz i gave it in to sony 2 last friday and they will recieve the ps3 at wednesday and it should be done by 7-8 days ...its so sad that i cant do double xp so i were you i would give it in

  • chantheman_1 May 03, 2009

    I turn it on and you can only see the wave part and i've tried everything from turning it off and on to unpluggin the cords and i tried my different games but nothing works. I need help

×

6 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

While in stand by, hold the power button until you hear 3 beeps that are about 5 seconds apart, once you hear the third beep release your finger. From there you can restore your system. Down side all saved data...............GONE!

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

How do i get to system settings if i can not get to the logging menu!? sorry cheers

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

You have to get a new HDD they run about $40 on ebay.

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

  • dc8p08 Oct 05, 2010

    i was going to do that , but i called sony and they said to put the ps3 in standby, the hold the on button till u hear it "beep" 3 times then let go. Then connect ur controller via usb. Once connected u will see a defult options menu, select option 3 ( restore HHD or restore PS3).... it will then take u through a few options and u select ur settings. it will then restore... but if ur HHD is too corrupt then yes go buy a new HHD from ebay

×

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Note This: I am not sure if this will work for you, but it worked for me.

I let the PS3 sit for 10-15 minutes, then I put a DVD in. When I turned it on, it worked fine. It may work with a game if you don't have a DVD, but I think i just overheated. Feel free to e-mail me if it worked or didn't work.

Good Luck

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 98 Answers

You are going to have to restore your ps3 completely under System Settings

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

I had the same problem (no menu) but it is now fixed. I replaced the Hard Drive with a new one that cost me $70 in compusa, a SATA HDD 320 GB.
It is very easy to replace and you do not have to make a backup to do it. This is the address of how to replace HDD :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuyQPW3bDS0
Now the PS3 is working fine like the first day.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

Turnip95
  • 72 Answers

SOURCE: playstation 3 gets stuck on wave screen no logging menu help

Hmm it could be a Hardware issue. I reccommend you phone the Sony helpline, they will help you through the process and if your lucky replace your old console. As you said the console is over one year old the warranty has mostly run out. But give it a try, they may still agree to replace your Playstation3.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

The play station turns on but the menu is not coming up. The wave line is on the screen of the TV


Same problem just happened to me. Playing a game and the game froze. Sat there in shock for about 10 to 15 seconds and the screen went black. Shut it off. Now every time I go to turn it back on again it starts up, I get the PS3 logo and then the blue wave starts. About 5 seconds after that the wave starts to lag and then nothing.... Stays on the lagging blue wave screen... THIS BLOWS!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 15, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

PS3 won't even show the menu screen


I suggest trying to reset the system by turing the system off first. ( Do not cut the power switch off in the back of the system). Then hold the on button for 3 beeps. See what happens.

Mar 18, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Playstation 3 gets stuck on wave screen no logging


This isn't that hard to fix.

Check out my previous posts for a link to my blog site where I explain what you can do to fix this problem.

I'm no longer allowed to mention the link directly.

:(

Feb 03, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Ps3 stuck on sony screen with no menu so no way of moving on.


you have a hardware failure,contact playstaions toll free # and you should have a three year warrenty!unless youre system is stolen then take my advise!

Jan 25, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

My ps3 gets stuck on the wave screen


This is usually caused by one of two things:

1) If the wave is still moving but you do not get a menu, then it is most likely the hard drive is having problems. Try taking it out and booting the system to see if it continues past the wave screen...then you will know for sure.

2) If the wave is not moving (frozen) on the screen, then it is probably a problem with the GPU and will need to be serviced.

If it is under warranty, I would send it in. Taking out the hard drive will not void the warranty, but taking apart the console will.....Hope this helps...

Retrohack

Jan 20, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Playstation 3 wont work, just stay's on the wave screan


http://www.fixya.com/support/t1094202-ps3_freezes_startup

go here and see how another fixya expert resolved the problem.

It is something to do with an updated patch.

I hope this helps

Nov 19, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

3 Answers

Playstation 3 gets stuck on wave screen no logging menu help


Hmm it could be a Hardware issue. I reccommend you phone the Sony helpline, they will help you through the process and if your lucky replace your old console. As you said the console is over one year old the warranty has mostly run out. But give it a try, they may still agree to replace your Playstation3.

Nov 19, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

3 Answers

Playstation 3 gets stuck on wave screen no logging menu help


This is usually caused by one of two things:

1) If the wave is still moving but you do not get a menu, then it is most likely the hard drive is having problems. Try taking it out and booting the system to see if it continues past the wave screen...then you will know for sure.

2) If the wave is not moving (frozen) on the screen, then it is probably a problem with the GPU and will need to be serviced.

If it is under warranty, I would send it in. Taking out the hard drive will not void the warranty, but taking apart the console will.....Hope this helps...

Retrohack

Nov 17, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console Logo

11,104 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Game Consoles Experts

Iron
Iron

Level 3 Expert

3018 Answers

Troy Gorman
Troy Gorman

Level 3 Expert

508 Answers

Marc
Marc

Level 2 Expert

68 Answers

Are you a Sony Video Game Console Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...