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I switced on my ps3 and at the starting screen the musicand wave coes but then the wave just gets frozen and else happens thats were it stops

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Corrupted hard drive. sadly, your stuff is lost. the good news? you can get a 500gb Samsung drive on E-Bay for dirt cheap to replace it.

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My screen appears red, asking for technical support.


Hi Ernesto,

If you are getting this error it is called the no display error.

Cause:

The reason that it happens is because the GPU which deals with all of your graphics has overheated. You just need to stop the heat build up in order to make it work again.

Solution:

The first way you can fix the No Display Error is by sending it in but bear in mind for this problem there is a $150 charge for the repair which is pretty steep!

Alternative Solution That Is Faster:

If you want to get the problem fixed EVEN FASTER than the option for you is a good PS3 Repair Guide.

NOTE: MAKE SURE You Check Out A Complete Review Of The Top PS3 Repair Guides First!

Oct 08, 2010 | 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 I turn my PS3 on the screen is frozen... I can hear audio sound effects while I browse the menus but can't see what I'm doing. I can turn it off but when I turn it back on it's frozen on the same...


If your PS3 is freezing up then this happens in much the same way as the 3 red lights on the Xbox 360.

The GPU and the CPU heat up and you need to stop the heat to fix it.

You can send it in and pay $130 to get it fixed or you can use the recommended PS3 Repair guide that will have it fixed for you in under an hour!

Jan 30, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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No menu appears when you switch it on only the wave and colour appears also will not turn off have to turn off from main switc


try rebuilding the database and the file system in recovery consol

to get to the recovery consol press and hold the power button when ps3 is in standby mode(red light) till you hear a double beep. sometimes the ps3 does a beep then another beep and goes back into standby thsi is fine just release the power and quikly press and hold it again till you get double beep.

like on my 80g system it goes like this

ps3 standby...press hold power.......beep .........beep........stanby again....release and hold power again.......beep .........double beep...release power now you should be in recovery menu.

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

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PS3 screen frozen.


when the system is powered on hold the power button down until you hear it beep twice, I am unsure if this is what you were talking about or not but it should reset the system to factory settings

Sep 29, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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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

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PS3 Wont load system menu


Take it back to the store you purchased it from and exchange it for another one.

Jan 19, 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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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

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