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Menu doesn't come up.

My PS3 froze during an on-line game, so I had to switch the console off and on again. Now, when I turn on the console the menu doesn't come up and the only thing that does is that wave thing. PLEASE HELP.

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  • adam_hale_61 Jan 16, 2009

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With the system on standby, hold the power button until the third beep. The system will turn on with the first beep, reset the settings with the second beep, and then turn off again with the third beep. Repeat this process and you will hear a double-beep at the end and the system will stay on and it will tell you to connect a controller via the USB cable.

This will bring you to the recovery menu. Try rebuilding the database or restoring the file system.

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