Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Ps3 i have a ps3 and it's power turns on but nothing comes up on screen.i put a woking hard drive in and still nothing.alos the controller whont hook up to the ps3

Posted by on

  • gary_ln_77 Jan 05, 2009

    stilling haveing trouble

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 124 Answers

Hook up usb for controler into ps3 then controller then hit ps button also use cords ps3 came with first with back power on but on stand by hold power button down for 10sec this should connect the controler to system as well as give you picture if it dosent check your tv with another device such as dvd player make sure the hook ups work

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

  • chris ciraldo Jan 06, 2009

    you can contact sony at 1800-345-7669 and ask them for help or to fix ps3 sorry that didnt work

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Playstation 3 screen says " cannot start, the correct hard disk was not found." after turned on. will do nothing else. any ideas?


A long shot but it sounds like your hard drive has basically "switched off". If you have a USB sata hard drive dock I can help but its a bit of a complicated process. You need to remove the hard drive from the PS3 and plug it into the USB sata dock then connect it to your computer. Goto Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Managment. Look in the lower area of the screen that appears for your PS3 drive, probably E:, and look if it says "Not initialized". If it does, right click where it says that then click Initialize Disk. Put it back in your PS3 when it is done and hopefully it will turn back on. You will lose all saved data though as the hard drive will need to be formatted.

Hope this helps

Jul 24, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

My PS3 freezes while playing both discs and demos. Occasionally it won't even recognize that there is a disc in the drive until I eject and put it back. When I click on the disc icon (tried with both...


You need to RESTORE FILE SYSTEM on your ps3.
Here is how you can do it.

HOW TO GO TO THE RECOVERY MENU OF PS3 SYSTEM

1. Make sure the ps3 is plugged in (stand by mode).
2. Put out your usb cable for the controller and the controller itself (do not connect yet).
3. Hold down power firmly, ps3 will turn on and then turn off, release power button when it turns off.
4. Hold down power again, you will hear a beep and then a double beep, when you hear that double beep release the power button.
5. Now you should be seeing something in your monitor that say "Connect usb controller", do just that.
6. After connecting the controller press PS button.
7. You are now in the recovery menu.
8. To fix the problem of corrupt data you can choose #3.
9. If you want to format your hard drive choose #5. Be aware that this option will delete everything that is in your hard drive.
10. Remember that doing #3 and #5 is not 100% to fix the problem of corrupt data, I say about 70%.

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

1 Answer

When i put a dvd or game in my ps3 it does not read it, it goes in, the power blue light flashes twice then stops. No icon comes on the screen either when a disc is inserted. please advise.


RESTORE FILE SYSTEM on your ps3.
Follow this guide.

HOW TO GO TO THE RECOVERY MENU OF PS3 SYSTEM

1. Make sure the ps3 is plugged in (stand by mode).
2. Put out your usb cable for the controller and the controller itself (do not connect yet).
3. Hold down power firmly, ps3 will turn on and then turn off, release power button when it turns off.
4. Hold down power again, you will hear a beep and then a double beep, when you hear that double beep release the power button.
5. Now you should be seeing something in your monitor that say "Connect usb controller", do just that.
6. After connecting the controller press PS button.
7. You are now in the recovery menu.
8. To fix the problem of corrupt data you can choose #3.
9. If you want to format your hard drive choose #5. Be aware that this option will delete everything that is in your hard drive.
10. Remember that doing #3 and #5 is not 100% to fix the problem of corrupt data, I say about 70%.

Jan 18, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

2 Answers

Ps3 freezes and screen goes fuzzy


Try to restore file system on your ps3.
Follow this guide.

HOW TO GO TO THE RECOVERY MENU OF PS3 SYSTEM

1. Make sure the ps3 is plugged in (stand by mode).
2. Put out your usb cable for the controller and the controller itself (do not connect yet).
3. Hold down power firmly, ps3 will turn on and then turn off, release power button when t turns off.
4. Hold down power again, you will hear a beep and then a double beep, when you hear that double beep release the power button.
5. Now you should be seeing something in your monitor that say "Connect usb controller", do just that.
6. After connecting the controller press PS button.
7. You are now in the recovery menu.
8. To fix the problem of corrupt data you can choose #3.
9. If you want to format your hard drive choose #5. Be aware that this option will delete everything that is in your hard drive.
10. Remember that doing #3 and #5 is not 100% to fix the problem of corrupt data, I say about 70%.

Jan 18, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Ps3 will power up and there is some sound for a few seconds while starting, screen displays waves thats it


You need to restore file system on your ps3. If that do not work, restore ps3 system to format your hard drive.

Follow this guide.

HOW TO GO TO THE RECOVERY MENU OF PS3 SYSTEM

1. Make sure the ps3 is plugged in (stand by mode).
2. Put out your usb cable for the controller and the controller itself (do not connect yet).
3. Hold down power firmly, ps3 will turn on and then turn off, release power button when t turns off.
4. Hold down power again, you will hear a beep and then a double beep, when you hear that double beep release the power button.
5. Now you should be seeing something in your monitor that say "Connect usb controller", do just that.
6. After connecting the controller press PS button.
7. You are now in the recovery menu.
8. To fix the problem of corrupt data you can choose #3.
9. If you want to format your hard drive choose #5. Be aware that this option will delete everything that is in your hard drive.
10. Remember that doing #3 and #5 is not 100% to fix the problem of corrupt data, I say about 70%.

Good luck!

Jan 17, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Ps3 wont read discs.................


Try to restore file system on your ps3.
Follow this guide.

HOW TO GO TO THE RECOVERY MENU OF PS3 SYSTEM

1. Make sure the ps3 is plugged in (stand by mode).
2. Put out your usb cable for the controller and the controller itself (do not connect yet).
3. Hold down power firmly, ps3 will turn on and then turn off, release power button when t turns off.
4. Hold down power again, you will hear a beep and then a double beep, when you hear that double beep release the power button.
5. Now you should be seeing something in your monitor that say "Connect usb controller", do just that.
6. After connecting the controller press PS button.
7. You are now in the recovery menu.
8. To fix the problem of corrupt data you can choose #3.
9. If you want to format your hard drive choose #5. Be aware that this option will delete everything that is in your hard drive.
10. Remember that doing #3 and #5 is not 100% to fix the problem of corrupt data, I say about 70%.

Good luck!

Jan 17, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

PS3 Frezzing Problem


when ever format unsupose to power off in that some unwantable virus wil load so due to that restart the system once again when power is on after then chek in ur system antivirus to clear the detected files or in control panel go to add or remove programs to remove the content of ur ps3 playstation after then go to hard drive try once again for the format option ur problem wil solve.

Apr 17, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

2 Answers

Powers on, Controller wont connect, nothing shows up


switch the hard switch off in the back of the ps3. unplug power cord... press and hold power button located on the front f the ps3 for approx 10 secs, then let it sit for a few, then hook it back up and turn the hard switch back on and try to power it back up.

I have had this happen once before but it did return to normal.

Nov 14, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

2 Answers

PS3 won't work after installing MGS4?


How did you turn it off? Did you use the"hard switch" in the back of the ps3, or the soft power button in front?

My ps3 locks up on occasion, and have to turn it off with the hard switch in the back.

If that doesn't work try this:
Turn off the ps3 with the hard switch, then hold your finger on the soft power button in the front while turning the hard switch to the on position. Hold your finger on the front power button for about 10 secs, this should reset your vid settings.

Hopefully this is helpful to you.

Sep 25, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

22 Answers

Ps3 System Update Failed, PS3 boots with error code 8002F14E.


-Open the side of your PS3 where your HDD is. Take the screw out, but leave the HDD in.
-When the update begins, pull your HDD out of the slot. It will tell you an error occured and it tells you to restart your system and try again. Instead, let the count from 60 run out, your screen will go blank for about 30 seconds then it will start back up and tell you that your Hard Drive needs to be reformatted. If you do not get this msg after 30 seconds, do it again until it does! Now, slide your HDD into place again - (make sure your controller is PLUGGED IN) and press the white PS3 button on the controller. It will then ask you to either press start and select at same time OR white PS3 Button - PRESS START and SELECT. Do not agree to user agreements!! Simply hit cancel and it will kick back to the PS3 start up screen.

Mar 13, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console Logo

Related Topics:

68 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Game Consoles Experts

Iron
Iron

Level 3 Expert

3018 Answers

Troy Gorman
Troy Gorman

Level 3 Expert

508 Answers

Marc
Marc

Level 2 Expert

68 Answers

Are you a Sony Video Game Console Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...