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My ps3 only shows the screensaver and not the cross media bar

When I turn on my ps3 it only shows the little wave background and not the crossmedia bar.

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  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    What do we do??????

  • mjb268 Dec 21, 2008

    this problem just started for me as well

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    my ps3 only shows the screensaver and not the cross media bar



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Depending on what firmware version you have hold down the power button for a few seconds untill you hear beeps and the repair screen will come up after that select restore... if that dosent work then its a hd issue and you will need to get sony to repair it try calling tech support.

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Use recovery menu http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2YnGGUOJks&feature=related



i lost all my saved data but better that then shipping it sony

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

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1) Delete the game's install data. This is done via the PS3 options. Scroll along the cross media bar until you reach the 'Game' tab, now scroll up / down the list until you reach the 'Game Data Utility' Enter this and locate the (GTA IV ) option or the game thats freezing option. Highlight this and press triangle once, from the menu select Delete. This will delete the game's install information.

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4) Disable the console's information board. To do this scroll along the cross media bar until you reach the 'Network' tab, now scroll up / down the list until you reach the 'Information Board', highlight this and press triangle. From the menu select 'Do not display' Press X to confirm this.

5) Disable Media Server functionality. Scroll to Settings, now scroll up / down to 'Network Settings' select Media Server connection. Once this has been done press triangle and change the option Disabled.

6) Delete all of the system's Internet cache. To do this scroll along the cross media bar until you reach the 'Network' tab, now scroll up / down the list until you reach the 'Internet Browser', highlight this and press X. Once you browser opens press the triangle button once, from the new menu highlight the 'Tools' option and press X. Scroll down the menu until you reach 'Delete Cookies' and press X. Confirm the files deletion. Repeat this for 'Delete Cache'.

7 ) Turn off the PS3 screen saver. Use the cross media bar to scroll to 'Settings', select 'Display Settings'. Now highlight 'Screensaver' and set this to 'Do not use'.

8 ) Once this has been done, manually restart you PS3 by holding down the power button for 5 seconds it will beep once and then shut down. Release the power button and re-press it and hold for about 5 seconds. The system will then boot and reset all display settings. You will be prompted to reset your display settings to how you require them.

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3) Turn off the controller vibration feature. Press Start, Controls and locate the vibration option. Turn this off.

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