Question about Video Game Consoles & Games
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.
Hopefully some of these solutions have helped you.
Posted on Apr 24, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
So, when you power on the unit, you get the wavy screen and then nothing more? Perhaps no 'wavy screen'? If so:
Your HARD DRIVE (aka: Hard Disk), located on the left side of the unit, has crashed. You will need to replace the HD.
When you replace your hard drive, you
will need to have the latest firmware on a
usb stick. Download the firmware from
the playstation official website onto a usb
stick. Once prompted by your system you
will need to insert the usb stick into the
PS3. Good luck..
You will need 2.5" Sata Hard Drive.
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