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Ps3 freezes before getting to main menu!!

My playstation 3 just recently started freezing. It starts to freeze about 5 seconds after i turn it on. It does not even reach the main menu, it freezes while the waves of colors are still showing. I have tried everything, holding the power button for ten seconds and starting it over, making sure there is no tear in the wires and they are all plugged in right, it is not the video game, and my ps3 is only almost 2 years old. i have not dropped it or got any liquid in it, it just randomly started freezing one day and i am not sure what to do about it Every time i turn on my ps3 its starts but its freezes everytime before the main menu. i can just see the waves in the background and heare the background music. the main menu never showes up. the controlers cant neither connect to the ps3 they just blink a couple of times and then turn of again.

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  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    i turn on my ps3 the only thing i see is the wavy background none of the menus appear my controller turns on but i jus canot do anything pls help ive tried everything

  • sheepguy Feb 07, 2009

    after a power outage today my ps3 stopped working ive tried everey thing on the ps3 network but i cant seem to fix it it starts but the waves keep on going forever also it takes longer than normal to turn of and beeps when i try to turn it off more than usual

  • leviteapierr Mar 21, 2009

    my playstation 3 starts up but the main menu doesnt show only the back ground my ps3 is only 2 months old what do i do to fix this

  • Jennifer Doss Apr 05, 2009

    I held my power button down for awhile but now its not doing anything it will not go to the sony computer entertainment now i dont know what to do now

  • jareclxd May 08, 2009

    Same problem, I either get a black screen, or that far.

  • jareclxd May 11, 2010

    I have the same problem but will resetting your harddrive delete all of your saved game files?

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I had the same problem bud. I rushed and contacted sony but the next day my friend told me a great solution tht safed me 150 $. Well basicly your ps3 is lika a PC. All you nerd to do is to get to the hard drive menu. By holding the power button for 10 sec but do that for 3 times. That will take you to the blue menu. From there just reset your hard drive and wola brand new.
Ps Same thing happend after i downloaded the house app. booo to the house lol

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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  • king1ping1 Dec 15, 2010

    it gives me like 6 options which one must i choose

  • ramzito97 Jun 23, 2011

    look i can reset it evryday cause for me evry day that i turn my ps3 on i onley see the waves !!! i reseted my ps freaking 10 times losing all my thing 10 times and still it dous this too meee !!!!!!

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    bleshnak Jan 01, 2012

    to king1ping1: click restore ps3. It will fix your ps3 and it wont delete any data!

  • gizmogamer
    gizmogamer Jun 09, 2014

    bleshnak that restarted my ps3 wtf man

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Contact sony 1800-345-7669

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Hold down the power button until it beeps twice, then plug in the usb charger. After that when it gives you a list of things to do, scroll down to restore system.

It will probably restore twice, then it will restart your ps3.

The source of the problem is you probably corrupted your ps3 by unplugging the power chord, or pressing the power button in the middle of a game. Hope this helps!

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Try Accessing the Ps3 Recovery Menu
Turn off Ps3
Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again
Once the system has been shutdown, re-press your finger until you hear 2 consecutive (quick) beeps
When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button
You will be prompted to plug in your controller via usb and then hit the ps button
The recovery menu will pop up

Recovery menu
* restart system
* restore default settings
* restore file system
*rebuild database
*restore ps3
*system update
Now I was not sure which one to choose. I clicked restart system and that did NOT work so I clicked restore ps3 and lost everything but it DEFINITELY WORKED!!

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Hi.when i turn on my ps3 it freezes at the main screen.please say i dont have to buy a new 1,i dont have the money. :(


Ok, if it is simply the image that is freezing and it is still staying on then there is hope for the PS3.
If however it is turning off with 3 beeps and flashing the red light then that is serious.

Please try the following if it is just the display freezing :

Turn the PS3 off into standby (red light on)

Press and hold the power button. It will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later and then beep one more time and turn off into standby mode (red light on)

Release the power button

Press and hold the power button again. It will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later and this time there will be 2 quick beeps together. Release the power button when you hear these 2 quick beeps.

The PS3 will start up asking you to connect the controller via USB and press the PS button. Do this and then continue.

After doing the above a menu will load with 6 options. Choose option 3 "Restore File System". This will re-install the PS3 software if it has become corrupt. Ignore any messages about corrupt hard drive, this is normal. If this step does not work try the above again but select option 4, then 5 if that doesn't work.

One of these options should get your PS3 up and running again.

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Hi my playstation keeps freezing and everytime i follow the instructions on the playstation it freezes again. it now wont start correctly. Could you help me please ?


Hello,

Hello

your PS3 is freezing simply because your console is affected by heat, so you have to cool it down. If the freezing continues even after cooling down, you can follow the steps below:

To stop the PS3 from Freezing, you could begin by putting off your console and wait for 20 minutes. After that, put it back on. Check if there's any loose cables. If there is, put them back in.

If the problem still persist, try the below steps,

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.

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Hey.

I might sound like a stupid solution, but if the PS3 is in a dusty area it sometimes freezes.. Try to vacume clean it.. Also, is your fan on and does it sound ok. It might freeze due to overheating. If it only freezes when you play games on a disc, it might be a problem with the laser reader, which could also be due to dust.

Hope some of it helped.

Regards

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Try Accessing the Ps3 Recovery Menu
Turn off Ps3
Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again
Once the system has been shutdown, re-press your finger until you hear 2 consecutive (quick) beeps
When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button
You will be prompted to plug in your controller via usb and then hit the ps button
The recovery menu will pop up

Recovery menu
* restart system
* restore default settings
* restore file system
*rebuild database
*restore ps3
*system update
Now I was not sure which one to choose. I clicked restart system and that did NOT work so I clicked restore ps3 and lost everything but it DEFINITELY WORKED!!

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