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I press the power button and it turns green for bout 10 seconds then it turns red. Nothing shows up on the screen er anything.

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This is meant to happen if u turn the ps3 off it flashes for about 10 seconds and stays on standby with the redlight

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My ps3 turns on and shows the wavy background for the home menu screen but no menu icons show up. Nothing on the controller changes anything and icons never come up. The wavy colored background is there...


This problem is because your PS3 software has become corrupt. The following steps will cure the problem but you will lose saved games and all other data. Your trophies will not be affected as these are stored by the Playstation Network.
Step 1. Turn your PS3 onto standby (Red light on)
Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep as soon as you press it, beep 5 seconds later then beep once more 5 seconds later and then turn back to standby. Release the power button.
Step 3. Press and hold the power button again. It will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later and then beep twice quickly. Let go of the power button as soon as you hear these two beeps.
Step 4. The PS3 will start up asking you to plug in a controller with a USB cable and press the PS button. Do this and it will boot into the recovery menu.
Step 5. Choose option 5 (Restore PS3 system). This will re-install the PS3 software and restart the console.
Step 6. When the PS3 restarts you will be asked to enter the time and date and other information. When the setup is complete your PS3 will boot into the home menu normally.

Hope this helps

Aug 11, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 turns on and the lights are all on but theres nothing on the screen


  • ave your ps3 in standby mode (red light).
  • Now, press and hold the power button in the front down. Your ps3will beep twice. Let it go almost exactly after you heard the second beep.
  • Wait 10-15 seconds. A display will show up, and just answer yes to all

May 10, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Turns on nothing displays on the screen


  • Have your ps3 in standby mode (red light).
  • Now, press and hold the power button in the front down. Your ps3 will beep twice. Let it go almost exactly after you heard the second beep.
  • Wait 10-15 seconds. A display will show up, and just answer yes to all!
try this

May 06, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation has the light trun green yellow flashing red light


With your PS3 turned off, press and hold the Power button on the front of the PS3 for about 10 seconds (the system will beep as normal as it starts up but after 7-10 seconds it will beep again). The video settings should now be reverted. Doing this will also reset any theme settings. try this? seems to fix alot of issues.

Jan 22, 2010 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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I downloaded PS3 system software update 3.15 last night. Now when i turn it on the green and blue lights come on and it starts to boot up but stops and there is nothing on the screen and my controller...


With your PS3 turned off, press and hold the Power button on the front of the PS3 for about 10 seconds (the system will beep as normal as it starts up but after 7-10 seconds it will beep again). The video settings should now be reverted. Doing this will also reset any theme settings. i had the same issue and this fixed it.

Jan 22, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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It comes on but I can't get anything on the screen. if I put a game in it gives me the blue and green light but nothing happens


  • Have your ps3 in standby mode (red light).
  • Now, press and hold the power button in the front down. Your ps3 will beep twice. Let it go almost exactly after you heard the second beep.
  • Wait 10-15 seconds. A display will show up, and just answer yes to all!
try this

Jan 13, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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It turns on but nothing shows up on the screen. i had it set to hdmi on a different tv but now it doesnt wrk n the new one. and it doesnt work with the original cords either


does the console even turn on?

if so
  • Have your ps3 in standby mode (red light).
  • Now, press and hold the power button in the front down. Your ps3 will beep twice. Let it go almost exactly after you heard the second beep.
  • Wait 10-15 seconds. A display will show up, and just answer yes to all!

Jan 03, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Unable to solve Blank screen


hmm confusing but try turning your ps3 off at the wall give it 5mins and try again if nothing happens try it on another tv

Sep 25, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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I turn on my Ps3 and its working and turning on but nothing shows up on the tv screen. All the cables are working so what do i do?


try video reset

when ps3 is in standby mode(red light)
press and hold the power button till you hear a second beep.

standby mode press hold power........"beep"......"beep"..release power button

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

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PS3 picture doesn't work


Alright I went thru the ps3 faqs, here is my solution. You have to do the following.

1. When the system is in standby mode (power button is red), you press and HOLD the button for about 10 seconds, basicaly until it turns off again. It may be more than 10 seconds but not more than 20. Yes I know it sounds a lot but trust me. Then simply press the power button again (remember it must go from red to green to red again, and u will hear a rough noise as if the system was turned off i.e. like you unplugged it). So press the power button, wait a bit for it to adjust the outpt settings and you should be good to go. :)

May 22, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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