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  • fredo_conor Jan 21, 2009

    wat do you mean booting the system... cheers!

  • lopez4ever_7 Jan 21, 2009

    i just had the exact same problem with mine!

  • lopez4ever_7 Jan 21, 2009

    the same thing happened to me today, i cannot log in when i turn on my ps3!!!!

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    ps3 wont go past the wave screen

  • jakeybean3 Feb 17, 2009

    Wen i turn on my ps3 it just's stay's on the wave screen



    can any1 solve this problem

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    sometimes it is black and sometimes it is the wave screen just after sony entertainment...

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This is usually caused by one of two things:

1) If the wave is still moving but you do not get a menu, then it is most likely the hard drive is having problems. Try taking it out and booting the system to see if it continues past the wave screen...then you will know for sure.

2) If the wave is not moving (frozen) on the screen, then it is probably a problem with the GPU and will need to be serviced.

If it is under warranty, I would send it in. Taking out the hard drive will not void the warranty, but taking apart the console will.....Hope this helps...

Retrohack

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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    Jerry Coleman Jan 22, 2009

    I just mean try starting up the console without the hard drive to see if it would go past the wave screen. If so, it is the hard drive causing the problem...Good luck!



    Retro

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The "NO VIDEO" problem is all too common. It results from overheating of the RSX and/or CELL processor. It is necessary to disassemble the unit apply AS5 compound and shim the heatsinks to ensure proper contact between the heat sink and the processor. I do this for $65.

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I dunoo, but ur PS3 has gone bad for sure, if its under warranty Sony will fix it for free.

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gastycure

If the system is freezing up at the main menu this is sign that you have corrupted data on your PS3. The link below will help you fix the problem.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4853494-fix_playstation_3_corrupted_hard_drive

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions

Issken
http://www.fixya.com/users/issken

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gastycure

If the system is freezing up at the main menu this is sign that you have corrupted data on your PS3. The link below will help you fix the problem.

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1) If the wave is still moving but you do not get a menu, then it is most likely the hard drive is having problems. Try taking it out and booting the system to see if it continues past the wave screen...then you will know for sure.

2) If the wave is not moving (frozen) on the screen, then it is probably a problem with the GPU and will need to be serviced.

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