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My ps3 turns on but wont go to menu screen just a screen

Just get a screen with a wave in it When i turn it on, the menu wont pop up, it gets stuck a the wave screen

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  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    When my ps3 turns on it gets stuck at the wave thing wont go to menu

  • bruno_hotpan Mar 14, 2009

    I have the same problem

  • bruno_hotpan Mar 14, 2009

    it gets stuck on the wave

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Every time i turn on my ps3 it shows the waves when you first turn it on and it stays that way what do i do?


  • Your hard drive is corrupted. You need to go to the PS Recovery Menu. You probably gonna loose most of your files if not all of them depending on the extent. Hopefully you have a backup somewhere. But you can fix your PS3 and get gaming again.



  • How to Access PS3 Recovery Menu.

  1. 1. Turn your PS3 off.
  2. 2. Hold The power button down; The system will turn on and turn off once again.
  3. 3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear two consecutive beeps
  4. 4. When you hear the two beeps take finger off power button.
  5. 5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via usb and then hit the PS button
  6. 6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

  • Once you are at the Recovery Menu you should see 6 options. Start with the first option and go up until you have tried #4 as well (if needed). One of them should fix the problem.

  1. 1. Restart System: Restarts the PS3 System.
  2. 2. Restore Default Settings This resets the system settings back to default.
  3. 3. Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
  4. 4. Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PS3
  5. 5. Restore PS3 System: This deletes everything and you will start from nothing again. Not a recommended procedure.
  6. 6. System Update: Update the PS3 System

  • Hope this helps

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My ps3 slim gets stuck in the wave screen (the fisrt 1 after choosing user) no menu no nothing i cant even turn it on,what can i do?


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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When I turn my ps3 on I only can see the waves and the brighte dust form the screen but it doesn't show the menu just that


There are many reasons cause PS3 hang up in wave screen and won't turn on. Your PS3 hardware need some kind of fixes. Send back to Sony is expensive. You better repair by yourself. I suggest you bought this guide, you can learn how to trouble shooting and disassembly your console and fix it at last. Good luck!

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Ok I had the smae problem, did trouble shoot with sony who had me reset defualt setting. Then wanted to charge me 149.00 to fix, So I went to you tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Pjjnz0AlMk , and the had me turn system off and then on , hold button on PSP3 system down for 3 beaps the light stays red , then take your finger off and hold for 3 beeps the first beep dosen't count. their will be a menu pop up and select menu item 3, and it will tell you your harddrive is corrupt, select restore, I had to do this twice and now my palystation is working and I don't have to pay Sony a dime. Check You tube for issues, I found a lot of great help there. Hope this fixes this for you as well.

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My ps3 gets stuck on the wave screen


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...

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Take it back to the store you purchased it from and exchange it for another one.

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