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I have problem with my ps3 consule it has crashed on screen with wavy line/ribbon across it coloured green i cannot now get into menus on console or access games or do anything with controllers etc

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  • jomossi Apr 24, 2009

    do i need to open consule up ??

    as i cannot see why connections would come loose as it never been moved from same place

    ??

  • jomossi Apr 24, 2009

    will connections become loose inside console will it be obvious which ones ar not connected

  • jomossi Apr 24, 2009

    my ps3 console is stuck in green screen with wavy line/ribbon it will not let me inot menus etc and sometimes game sound comes on but screen does not change help

  • jomossi Apr 24, 2009

    how do i reset to factory settings as i cannot get into menus ??

    is there a way to do it without being in menu

  • jomossi Apr 24, 2009

    thanks am trying this just now and have saved links i was given so heres hoping thanks a lot for your help

  • jomossi Apr 24, 2009

    thanks am trying this just now and have saved links i was given so heres hoping thanks a lot for your help

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Providing you have already left the system disconnected from power while the power switch on the device is switched to on for at least 10-15 minutes, try these procedures

If you can get to the system settings menu, there are restore options. This would be the first place to start.


It sounds like these issues are preventing you from viewing the screen though, so you may have to try this:

1 - Turn on TV and set input to port being used.
2 - Make sure PS3 is connected via correct cable.
3 - Power on PS3 via power button and HOLD IT for 5 seconds (release after the second beep). It should automatically configure your PS3 to the TV's native resolution for all settings.

There is also one last option. If the storage drive in your system is defective in anyway, I have heard of using an application called SpinRite solving the problem. This is not a free application, but it is the best tool for hard-drive maintenance and repair.
http://www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htm

Hopefully some of these solutions have helped you.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

  • NitrusInc
    NitrusInc Apr 24, 2009

    Information on Hard Resetting:
    http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/2265/ps3_...

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Open it and reattch all connection .also check assemble is right connected .

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

  • kishor
    kishor Apr 24, 2009

    can u reset it.
    reset all settigns to factory defaults settigns.
    remove power from it then try.


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