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When i turn the playstation 3 on its lights up but i dont get the menu or a picture so i cant play

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This could be any of a number of problems try these solutions one of which may work. If they all fail to work you can contact sony directly at:

http://www.uk.playstation.com/Support/PS3
or
http://www.us.playstation.com/help-support/PS3

  • Remove any obstructions from the vents.
  • Allow at least 4 inches of clearance on all sides for the PLAYSTATION 3.
  • Remove the PLAYSTATION 3 from any cabinets so it is out in the open.
  • Shut the PLAYSTATION 3 down completely and let it cool down to room temperature, then try running it again.
  • If the fan cannot be heard before the system shut down, the PLAYSTATION 3 may need to be sent in for service.
  • If there is no airflow from any of the vents, the system may need to be sent in for service
Hope this helps.

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Playstation 3 (PS3) Console: i had a power cut whilst playing ps3 , now it wont...


First thing to try is a video reset.

While the PS3 if off (red light solid) hold down the power button until you hear the SECOND beep, quickly release.

Let me know if this works, otherwise we'll try step 2.

May 16, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I cant get mine to work either its says its corrupetd its an 80gb i went...


How to fix PlayStation 3 corrupted hard drive

If your PS3 will not fully load and you are getting a message that the hard drive is corrupted. Go through the options in recovery mode. The link below will help cover those options.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZWye1CLTVo
If you have gone through the recovery mode options then you may just need to do a full format of the hard drive or there is something wrong with the drive.

Note with a normal hard drive from time to time a sector will fail on a drive. Normally Windows will fix the this with on of the backup sectors on the drive but in the case of your console systems this may not repair the drive.

1. Next what you will need to do is remove your hard drive from your PS3. To do this you will need a small flat head screw driver to pop the hard drive cover off. You will see a tap on the right side to put the screw driver in.

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2. Next you will want to remove the lock screw that holds the drive in place. Normally it is green.

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3. Next lift up the lever and pull the drive back to the right into the open space. This will disengage the drive from the PS3.

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If you are needing the steps to remove the hard drive from the PS3 Slim go to this link. How to remove the hard drive on a Playstation 3 Slim.

Note after you get the hard drive removed from the PS3 you do not have to remove the drive from the caddy that the drive is in.

4. Now you will need to connect the drive to your computers SATA hard drive port and powersupply. Note if your computer does not have a SATA connector and/or you have a manufactured computer like a Dell or HP you may not be able to connect your hard drive directly to the computer. They make USB external kits that will let you connect the drive externally via USB.

5. Next you will want to boot your and open My Computer. After my computer is open you will want right click and select format for the drive that is from the PS3. The format options should open up. You need to make sure that the "Quick Format" option is not check. Note be sure that before you click Start on the format that you are selecting the drive for the PS3.
Note if the Full Format hangs then this is a sign that there is actually a problem with the hard drive its self.

Also note if you have the drive connected to the internal connectors it will show up like a standard drive but if you have it connected externally it will show as a removable drive. If you do not see a extra drive letter you may need to assign one to the drive the links below will help you set a drive letter.

How to change your drive letter in Windows Vista and Windows 7

How to change your drive letter in Windows XP


6. After you format the drive you will want to put it back into the PS3. When you put it back in you will be prompted to format the PS3. The PS3 format will setup the drive for use with the PS3.
Note you may need to reload the firmware on the PS3. If you need to do this you can get the firmware and instructions to install it from this link.

http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps3/pc_update/index.htm
At this point you should be able to use your PS3 as normal. If you still have trouble then you most likely have a problem with the hard drive its self.

on Apr 07, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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Ps3 won't play blueray disc picture is snowy


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

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION 3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION 3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION 3 System

From the above select option "Rebuild Database". After PS3 has executed this DB rebuilding operation, the disc games will be visible again in the menu.

May 07, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My dad cant hook mine up for some reason


Ok

First, Turn your T.V. on and go to the input mode on the t.v.

Second, there should be two cords in the back of your playstation3.
The power cord and the input cord. These are the two basic cords to turn your playstation on.

Once you have them plugged in, on the back of your playstation 3 there should be a power switch right above the power cord. Click it on so that the I is down and the O is up. In the front of your Playstation, a red light will appear indicating that the Playstation is ready to be turned on. Tap the red light until it turns green ( this should only be tapped once) When it is green the system will go to the start-up menu and enjoy your Playstation 3

Jan 15, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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No picture for ps3,i went to service menunand did something wrong


You probaly turned hdmi on or off i dont know what your settings is,

you can turn your system settings back to factory default using the Safe Mode.

Step 1: Turn off the PLAYSTATION 3 by holding the Power button on the front of the unit till the Power light is red.

Step 2:
  1. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, meaning the PLAYSTATION 3 is powering on.
  2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep, indicating the video reset.
  3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a third beep and the system will power off (Power light is red).

Step 3:
  1. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, again for the PLAYSTATION 3 to power on.
  2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep for video reset.
  3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a quick double beep. At that point release the Power button. If you succeeded in activating Safe Mode, you will see a message on the screen saying, "Connect the controller using a USB cable and then press the PS button."
  4. Connect a USB cable to the controller and the PLAYSTATION 3 and press the PS button to enter Safe Mode.
  5. Then you will see the Safe Mode menu.

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Step 4: We recommending performing the safe mode options in the following order until one of the options works for you. If one of the options work, do not continue onto the other options.
  1. Restore Default Settings
  2. Restore File System
  3. Rebuild Database
  4. Restore PS3 System

Oct 04, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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While on vacation switched to 1080 now home and have regular tv now cant see to get back to regular. Im to the far right of menue. Need to know many to go right, down, button to hit to enter and then how...


Try resetting the video output. Follow the steps below:


  1. Before changing cables, make sure the PLAYSTATION 3 is turned off using the main power switch on the back of the PLAYSTATION 3 (the 0 side is pressed down).

  2. Unplug the power cord of the PLAYSTATION 3 and television (or display) from the wall socket.

  3. Make sure the AVI cable is connected to the [AVI OUT] port on the back of the PLAYSTATION 3 system.

  4. Connect the other end of the AVI cable into the [AVI Input] port of the TV or display monitor.

  5. Plug the PLAYSTATION 3 and television (or display) back in to the wall socket.

  6. Turn the main power switch on the back of the PLAYSTATION 3 back on (the line on the power button is now pressed).

  7. While the PLAYSTATION 3 system is in standby mode (red light on the front of the system), hold down the touch-sensitive On/Off button on the front of the system until the system goes into standby mode again . (So the light cycle would go from: red light to --> green light --> then back to red light) This will ensure that you have held down the On/Off button long enough to reset the Video Output Settings.

  8. Turn ON the PLAYSTATION 3 and once the system finishes powering up, the Video Output Settings will automatically reset to the standard resolution (or detect the current display output settings of your TV/monitor).

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Sep 01, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn my ps3 on it only shows the background. no users.


Hi, this sounds like a problem with your hard drive booting up. This seems to happen alot with the PS3s. Try taking the hard drive out and putting it in another PS3 and see if it does the same thing. If it does then your hard drive is damaged and needs replaced.

Aug 11, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation console will turn on, but it is not showing a picture and not allowing my wireless controller to connect


ive had 3 problems with my ps3s and this was one of them, theres not a lot you can do, u cant reset it or try anything because u cant see the screen menu or anything probably yeh? sony will send you an exchange for cheap or nothing if under warranty.

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The laser may need to be replaced or calibrated

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PLAYSTATION 3: I INSERT ANY OF MY THREE GAMES THAT I HAVE AND NEITHER ONE PLAYS. THE PLAYSTATION GOES TO THE MAIN MENU AND STAYS THERE. IT WONT GO DIRECTLY IN TO THE GAME, OR IN THE MAIN MENU IT WONT SHOW...


you meesed up your firmware. go on internet and search 2.40 firmware update ps3. download to memory stick and put in ps3 go to external devices click on flash drive do the update the ur done.

if it dont work, bring it to sony or place u bought it at. get a replacement.

Jul 07, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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