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My ps3 turns on but it just shows the background not the menu

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Hold Your Center Button On Your Controller Well There Is A Game In It And Go To Quit Game And It Should Bring You To The Menu

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When turning ps3 on all we get is the background showing & no menu's appearing?


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If your PS3 is not loading properly this is a sign that you have corrupted data on your hard drive. The link below will help you address this.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4853494-fix_playstation_3_corrupted_hard_drive

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions

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Sep 23, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation turns on and brings up the background wave screen saver but doesn't show any menu?


hello try resetting it, turn on the ps3 press and hold standby button on the front you will 1 bleep then 2 short bleeps after the 2 short bleeps release the button it should reset

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shaun

Sep 18, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 turns on and shows the wavy background for the home menu screen but no menu icons show up. Nothing on the controller changes anything and icons never come up. The wavy colored background is there...


This problem is because your PS3 software has become corrupt. The following steps will cure the problem but you will lose saved games and all other data. Your trophies will not be affected as these are stored by the Playstation Network.
Step 1. Turn your PS3 onto standby (Red light on)
Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep as soon as you press it, beep 5 seconds later then beep once more 5 seconds later and then turn back to standby. Release the power button.
Step 3. Press and hold the power button again. It will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later and then beep twice quickly. Let go of the power button as soon as you hear these two beeps.
Step 4. The PS3 will start up asking you to plug in a controller with a USB cable and press the PS button. Do this and it will boot into the recovery menu.
Step 5. Choose option 5 (Restore PS3 system). This will re-install the PS3 software and restart the console.
Step 6. When the PS3 restarts you will be asked to enter the time and date and other information. When the setup is complete your PS3 will boot into the home menu normally.

Hope this helps

Aug 11, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn on my ps3, the background pops up but the menu doesnt appear, i tried to connect the controller with the usb port but nothing works. it doesnt do any thing, HELP!!!!!


Turn your PS3 completely off by pressing the power button and then turning off the power switch in the back. Your PS3 should show no lights. Wait about an hour to let the system completely cool down, then turn the power switch on the back on again. Now press the power button and hold it until the system beeps. This will reset a few settings and make sure the system is OK. Hook your PS3 up using the RCA Red White and Yellow cable and turn it on again, and you should be able to be back up and running.

Jan 30, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn the playstation on the menu does not come up just the background and i can not do anything


i had this same problem a few weeks earlier. It might tell you something like you might lose your memory, just restart the system and it should be working fine. If it keeps doing the same thing as in not showing the menu then either you need to get your ps3 checked out or it has crashed

Jan 19, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My Ps3 only shows background screen no menu


If your ps3 isn't showing menu you have a old hard drive so all your info will be gone when you get a new one just switch hard drives

Nov 21, 2009 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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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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When I turn my ps3 on it just shows the background


Hi, it sounds like your hard drive isn't booting up properly. Try taking it out and putting it in a different PS3. If it does the same thing then you know your HD is shot and you need a new one. Please note that you will be asked to format your HD when you put it in a different PS3 or try to put it back in yours, so be prepared to lose all your data.

Aug 09, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 doesn't show any of the Icons


Yea, i've called sony quite a few times myself and got no help.

You can use the 'new' feature they added. Turn on your PS3 and hold the power button till you hear two beeps, then release. Its a recovery menu you can use to try and fix it. If that doesnt work you may have to send it in for repairs, The menu only works on firmware 2.50 and up.

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

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Ps3 freezes before getting to main menu!!


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

Jan 20, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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