PS3 is one of the most amazing gaming device but like other competitor
gaming devices (Xbox and Wii) It also has some problems like Freezing
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Same problem just happened to me. Playing a game and the game froze. Sat there in shock for about 10 to 15 seconds and the screen went black. Shut it off. Now every time I go to turn it back on again it starts up, I get the PS3 logo and then the blue wave starts. About 5 seconds after that the wave starts to lag and then nothing.... Stays on the lagging blue wave screen... THIS BLOWS!!!!!!!!!!!
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.
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
My playstation was doing the same thing. I called a service person in South Carolina. He said that the system has crashed and it needs to be repaired by Sony. What he told was if I call the Manufacturer tell them that I was doing a network update and they will fix for free.
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!
Had the same issue. Next It will start doing the same thing with your PS3 games. Your blue-ray/lazer is going out it will quit working soon. Alot of PS3 have bad lazers in them. I replaced mine works great now.