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When i turn on my ps3 the words pop up, then they go away and the flow thingy behind that stays. BUT THE MENU WON'T POP UP!

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  • dstreetz Jan 11, 2009

    I got the same thing this morning...

  • ah271 Jan 11, 2009

    I have the exact same problem. My HD settings were reset. So i held the power button down for three seconds and when I heard a beep, i chose to connect via HDMI and select optimal resolution settings (1080i).

    After that, "sony computer entertainment" logo comes up, black screen and waves flow and that's it! No user accounts. No menu. No other options. PS3 still recognises controllers attached to it. Ejects discs perfectly. My wireless router even recognises it as a connected device (ok, i use a network cable).

    Please can someone help. Any help is much appreciated.


  • arnie9 Jan 12, 2009

    i just fixed it

  • arnie9 Jan 12, 2009

    hold down the power button when the ps3 is on, then it will beep two times once you hear that you let go the recovery menu will pop up select restore file system then your system will restart and it will ask you to do it again and you do it



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I think i have found an answer and it will probably be annoying to most people. I think it's the internal Hard Drive that is messed up. Follow these links below:

two different threads, same problem, same answer.

Your best bet (if you're in the UK) is to get a 320GB hard drive from for a mere £50. That is quite cheap compared to other similar hard drives.

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