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PS3 Problem. Did you find an answer to your problem below? Mine has the same problem. Wouldn't turn on with the controller, only the wave came on the screen, then a few days later I was getting a black screen only. posted by pimpjpark on Jun 30, 2008 when i turn my ps3 on it plays at first then freezes right after the opening music with only the background waves showing on the screen the green light stays green on the ps3 Comment posted on Jul 01, 2008 yes the screen now goes black

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PS3, The amazing device by sony also has some common problems like Xbox and Wii have. But good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of many DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog

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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 slim gets stuck in the wave screen (the fisrt 1 after choosing user) no menu no nothing i cant even turn it on,what can i do?


gastycure

If the system is freezing up at the main menu this is sign that you have corrupted data on your PS3. The link below will help you fix the problem.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4853494-fix_playstation_3_corrupted_hard_drive

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions

Issken
http://www.fixya.com/users/issken

Jul 21, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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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

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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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Ps3 tuns on but no homepage and controllers not responding right


Check out #3 on my 5 common problems with the PS3.

Just google my username.

Jun 17, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 hangs in the start up.


I replaced the hard drive and it "updated" and works great now...

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

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My ps3 wont play my games


Hi my name is Juan and I have the best answer you need the problem with your ps3 is the internal bluray laser lens it have stop reading the games some laser they do still play regular dvd's but some nothing they control the spin motor and some lasers they do make the disk to spin but they don't read the disk some lasers don't make the disk to spin at all but the solution for all of this problems is the same all you need to do is replace the laser lens thrust me I am a ebay power seller and I do sell use ps3s and I do fix playstations as well also I do have lens and install them for you if you want me to

Mar 12, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I can see the black screen and the wave but noyhing else


Turn off your console at the mains at the back. Leave it off for five minutes. Turn it back on at the back. Now turn in on by the On button and hold the on button untill it beeps. You should reset the console back to the factory settings, if this does not do it. Then it is a graphics problem and you need to contact warrenty.

Hope this works for you

Jan 11, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 turned off when doing update


1) Make the light on the front red
2) hold the front power button until u hear a double beep
3) You will get some type of message, I got a HDMI message, others have gotten a usb message...either way just follow the prompts to the end & it should reset.
4) If you dont get it the 1st time keep trying. Mine worked on the 1st attempt but I have read that others have taken more.

Dec 30, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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