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On The Home Screen, Its Just stays as that wavey thing !

Turn on my playstation and it says 'sony home entertainment' then goes onto the wavey thing screen and then stays there. But the wave on the background keeps moving. Help me pleasee ?

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  • tham17 Dec 12, 2008

    i have the same problem, i called tech support and they said it needed to be sent in to fix it, does anybody know how to do it yourself?

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I can only agree with tbirdlver87. I phoned Sony Customer Support and the person i spoke to was really polite and organised a 'striaight-swap' console-for-console. They are sending a courier to my house with a new ps3 with the 40gb hard drive, similar to that in my 'damaged' console.

They said dont give them any cables, games or even the hard drive - they are quite literally swapping my old machine for a new one, with a pre-fitted hdd.

I phoned them on Monday and they said it would arrive sometime on Thursday.

I strongly suggest anyone with this kind of problem to do the same - after all, no extra costs are required, only a few days without your console.

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You're hard drive is fried!! Trust me, mine did the same thing. I put in a new 250gb hdd and my baby is back up and running. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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This is a problem with the Playstation 3 software becoming corrupt. It is very easy to fix if you follow my simple steps.

Please note, using option 5 will erase your hard drive so any save games you had will be lost. All your on-line trophies will be preserved.

Step 1.

Turn your Playstation 3 off into standby mode (red light on)

Step 2.

Press and hold the power button. The Playstation 3 will beep when you first press it, then beep again 5 seconds later and then beep once more and turn off back into standby mode (red light on). You must now release the power button.

Step 3.

Press and hold the power again. The Playstation 3 will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later then there will be 2 quick beeps together. When you hear these 2 quick beeps release the power button.

Step 4.

Your Playstation 3 will now start up with a screen asking you to connect a controller via USB. Connect your controller and then press the PS button.

Step 5.

A menu will now be displayed on screen. Select option 3 "Restore File System". This will then ask you to confirm that you wish to go ahead with the system restore. Accept whatever the Playstation 3 says.

The Playstation 3 will now go through the system restore process and re-install the system software. Once you have completed the above, the Playstation 3 should restart and spring back to life again. If it does not, do the above but choose option 4. If this does not work do the above again and choose option 5. Option 5 will format your hard drive.

I hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

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tell me if you know how to fix it


ta mate!

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download v2.40 onto memory stick:

http://www.us.playstation.com/ps3/network/updates/pc_update.html#update_PC

install it via update via storage device.

if you can get it back to v2.40, you are lucky, just look at how many people are having problems with there ps3 at the moment on this forum

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