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My ps3 wont boot past the title screen!!

When i turn my ps3 on, it goes to title screen says sony computer entertainment,and makes Sony sound!! then the wavy lines and then it freezes. the controller is unresponsive as well, and I didn't even have a game in it while it tried to load. i've now tried so many times i only get a blank screen!! mine is the 60gb model which I got the day it came out. how can i fix this without blowing loads of money!! please please can someone help me!!

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  • eliotwh Jan 30, 2009

    Pretty much what he/she said (dont know which) but the wavy lines keep going and it doesnt go to the menu.

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    exact same problem shameful as it was a christmas present two months ago, gona have to phone sony as no one seems to have any other sulution to this

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    mine does the same thing as d deck pointed out. i havent had mine even a year yet. i got it in Aug 08.

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    i turn mine on and it does it im really angerd

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  • pinguartuqc Mar 08, 2009

    Look like my Playstation3, exactly same problem I have.



  • Stephen Wilkins
    Stephen Wilkins May 11, 2010

    it could be your hard drive you can try and replace that first... Mikes Computer Shop is a page that you can get ideas for prices... if your in Canada....

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If you can get to it without it freezing use the System Restore function under:

System->Settings>Restore PS3

If you can't get to it because of freezing you should put your hard drive into another PS3. It will see it as a new drive and prompt you to format it. Afterwards put it back into your PS3 and it will do the same thing again.

It doesn't matter which PS3 yours or the one you put your hard drive into, they're all the same as far as the process goes.

This will fix it for sure.

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