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Playstation 3 will not turn on. When i place my finger on the button you can hear the drive starting but then the console beeps 3 times and shuts off

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Hold it in until it beeps only 2 times

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My friend has a 80g ps3 and they upgraded the software to inclued the 3d play, but since then their ps will not boot up. It starts to boot but before it finishes booting the screen goes pixalated and then...


You can try doing a restore in safe mode. If that doesn't work and it shuts off before you can get safe mode to work it could be caused by the system overheating.



SAFE MODE:

1. Place you finger on the on/off sensor leave it their until you console turns off then take you finger off the sensor.

2. Place your finger back on the on/off sensor leave it their until you hear 2 consecutive beeps then take your finger off.

3. Once the safe mode screen comes on select the option PS3 SYSTEM RESTORE.

NOTE: A PS3 system restore will delete all data except the OS. I recommend backing up your console onto a USB flash drive if possible.


Good Luck!

Mar 08, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Corrupt ps3 hard drive


SAFE MODE:

1. Place you finger on the on/off sensor leave it their until you console turns off then take you finger off the sensor.

2. Place your finger back on the on/off sensor leave it their until you hear 2 consecutive beeps then take your finger off.

3. Once the safe mode screen comes on select the option PS3 SYSTEM RESTORE.

NOTE: A PS3 system restore will delete all data except the OS. I recommend backing up your console onto a USB flash drive if possible.


Good Luck!

Feb 24, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 wont go to the start menu it just pauses with the background


SAFE MODE:

1. Place you finger on the on/off sensor leave it their until you console turns off then take you finger off the sensor.

2. Place your finger back on the on/off sensor leave it their until you hear 2 consecutive beeps then take your finger off.

3. Once the safe mode screen comes on select the option PS3 SYSTEM RESTORE.

NOTE: A PS3 system restore will delete all data except the OS. I recommend backing up your console onto a USB flash drive if possible.


Good Luck!

Feb 22, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 has a problem.every time i press the button to open it afte 2 seconds it make a noise stops working.


Try safe mode. When it shuts off by itself and the red light starts blinking then that's a YLOD problem, I can email you instructions how to do the YLOD fix if thats the problem. The instructions are to long to post in a answer on this site. jamesjmohney@gmail.com


SAFE MODE:

1. Place you finger on the on/off sensor leave it their untill you console turns off then take you finger off the sensor.

2. Place your finger back on the on/off sensor leave it their until you hear 2 consecutive beeps then take your finger off.

3. Once the safe mode screen comes on select the option PS3 SYSTEM RESTORE.

NOTE: A PS3 system restore will delete all data except the OS. I recommend backing up your console onto a USB flash drive if possible.


Good Luck!

Feb 19, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When there is any vibration around the PS3 it beeps 3 times and ejects the disk.also when disk is out it will still beep 3 times with slight vibration


SAFE MODE

1) Place you finger on the on/off sensor keep it their until your console turn off. Remove your finger.

2) Place you finger back on the on/off sensor keep it their until you hear 2 consecutive beeps then take your finger off.

3) Choose the last option PS3 SYSTEM RESTORE.

NOTE: A system restore will delete all saved game data. It is recommend backing up your console if possible.

Feb 12, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Will not play games


This is what the PlayStation Forum says:
1. Turn off Playstation®3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
• Restore
Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System

Nov 29, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i put on my ps3 it seems to switch on fine, however, there is no display or sound on the screen.


With ps3 off and red light showing hold power button down until you hear 2 beeps it might shut down first before you hear the beeps if so just put your finger on the button again and when you hear 3 beeps take your finger off and a settings menu should pop up. Hope this helps.

Nov 29, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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How do i reset my hardrive


How to Access Playstation Recovery Menu


1. Turn off Playstation®3.

2. Hold The power button down; The system will turn on and turn off once again.

3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps

4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.

5. You will be promted to plug in your controller via usb and then hit the PS button

6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

Nov 19, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation 3 wont start up, I press the power on button and it goes to start but then switches off


Hello,

Follow the procedure below to fix the problem on your ps3,

1. Turn off Playstation®3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System.

Take care.

Aug 25, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Turn on but nothing there


Turn it on and push the output connector in the back, just move it a little in and out could be a bad connection.

Mar 29, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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