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Re: Wont come on
More than likely your hard drive
was corrupted. The easiest way to fix it is to format the hard drive.
There are LOTs of different ways to do this but the easiest way is to
just hook the hard drive to a computer via a usb cable and then formating it through disc manager.
Here's a quick guide:
It doesn't matter what file system
your choose, just format it, and then pop it back into the PS3. It will
recognise the hard drive as a new drive and then will reformat it again
so that the PS3 can read it.
That's it! Problem solved.
The drives are SATA so if you don't have a usb cable you could always throw the drive into a laptop as long as it takes a SATA drive and use an XP or Vista CD and follow the same generall game plan: format the drive
you could swap the drive into someone else's PS3, it will do the same
exact thing. It will recognize it as a new drive and will format it,
then just pop it back into your old PS3 and boom. SUCCESS!!!
That's probably the easiest way now that I think about it.
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If youe not getting the menu scren you my have a software or hardware problem first try a different video cable first, if that is not it you may have to send the PS3 in to sony's refurbish program, it will cost you $150.00 to do this
im having this problem right now, when its on press and hold the power button until it turns off( the light is red) then hold the power button for 1 beep then u'll hear 2 beeps then u'll go to a menu where it asks you to plug in a controller but this is where im stuck so you can try experimenting if u want but hopefully someone will find a proper solution
PS3 is one of the most amazing gaming device but like other competitor gaming
devices (Xbox and Wii) It also has some problems like No Display Problme. You
may check out the informative blog post at PS3
Hope it helps to fix the problem. ....................
Okay i will need you to turn off you system off from the main power located on the back. Then you will need to turn it back on after that you will need to hold the touch senstive turn on located on the front of the ps3 hold it. You will hear a beep that just tells you that it is turning on. Still be holding the turn on button untill you hear another beap after that you can let go. This will reset you picture setting and will not delete anything on your hard disk. If this dosent work call sony at 1 800 345 7669
If you can get to it without it freezing use the System Restore function under:
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
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.
Whilst the machine is turned on, plug in the usb to the wireless controller and the PS3 should detect it and ask you to press the ps button (center of controller). Do this and you should get a menu, select RESTORE FACTORY SETTINGS, and you will have to input time, date etc but it does get machine working again - previous data is lost and you may need to keep trying as machine took several attempts to detect wireless controller - just persevere!!! I tried pressing buttons etc, switching off but nothing else worked for me ... Hope this helps
Hey guys, same thing happened to me. In case you're looking at this site like I recently had been, I just wanted to post a little update. I bought my PS3 on the Christmas of 2007, and it stopped working after I played an online round of Tekken: Dark Resurrection on July 5. It froze on the wavy part of the introduction of the PS3 system. So what you do is:
1. Press the PS3 "touch" power button and hold it until you hear two buttons "beep" 2. Connect your USB cord to your ps3 controller and press the center button when instructed on the screen. 3. Choose the third choice on the screen which says something about restoring the data (sorry i cant remember i know its the third choice though) 4. When it asks you its question say "Yes." and it will begin the restoring process with the download bar. 5. When its complete it may make you do step 4 once more, so just do it again, or any more times it asks, until it finally restarts properly. ( I had to do it two times)
I hope this helps you guys, it helped me the first day it stopped working!