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PS3 Freezes On The Wavy Lines

When i turn my ps3 on, it says sony blah blah blah, then it goes to the wavy lines and never goes to the homescreen.  the wavy lines are moving but it wont go anywhere.  Anyone know how to fix it?!?!

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  • green36 Dec 08, 2008

    i have the same problem i turned it on and all that came up was the wavy background

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    exactly the same

  • ah271 May 11, 2010

    nicky 44,

    how do i get the "restore factory settings" menu?

    i have the same problem as the two people above me, if i turn it on i get nothing even if i press the ps button.

    i have even tried holding the power button down for quite some time and all i get is some screen telling me its detected the hdmi cable and would i like to use it.

    any help would be appreciated. thanks!


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I had the same problem.

Whilst the machine is turned on, plug in the usb to the wireless controller and the PS3 should detect it and ask you to press the ps button (center of controller). Do this and you should get a menu, select RESTORE FACTORY SETTINGS, and you will have to input time, date etc but it does get machine working again - previous data is lost and you may need to keep trying as machine took several attempts to detect wireless controller - just persevere!!! I tried pressing buttons etc, switching off but nothing else worked for me ... Hope this helps

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