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My PS3 turns on and plays the beginning music and displays the sony icon but then sits on the wavy line screen and I get no menu or anything

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I had this same problem today. The solution was to reload the file format. To get to the screen that allows this, turn on the machine and remove any discs. Then press and hold the on/off button until it beeps twice. This puts the machine in sleep mode (red light on front). Now press and hold the on/off button until it beeps three times. Then a menu pops up that gives you several options. The one that worked for me was to reset the file format. It popped up and told me that the file format was bad and it was being fixed. It did this twice and then it started working again. Good luck.

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I'm not completely sure how to help you on this, however it may be your hard drive. When you turn on your PS3, pay attention to the lights that flicker and blink. Make sure you see the HDD (hard drive) light which will blink orange.
If you do not see this HDD light blink then that is your problem.
If it loads where you can hear the music and soon after stops, it is searching the HDD to load the XMB and such.
Again, I am not completely sure as to your problem specifically. I would need a little more information.
I hope this gives you somewhere to start.

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