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My ps3 home-screen won't pop-up.

After it goes through the motions of making sure the data hasn't been damaged, it gets stuck on the first screen shown.

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Do you mean the "Disclaimer" screen? You may have a bad hard drive, and need to replace it. Sometimes the automatic repair can't help.

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SOURCE: my ps3 has an erra

follow this guide,

http://community.us.playstation.com/thread/466287?start=0&tstart=0

or to save your self the headache then buy a hard drive at your local electronic shop, they cost around $30 for the same GIG storage or you can buy your self a bigger one too

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Posted on Sep 20, 2011

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SOURCE: ps3 won't work, screen says restore software

take out ur harddrive, turn ps3 on wit no hardrive den put it back in and turn on again,
if this dosent work hold power button and eject button on front of ps3, 1st u will hear 1 beep then 2beeps ,wen u hear 2 leave go,
it will say connect controller with usb, do that and u will get 6 options,
pick option 3,but if that dosnt work pick option 6 ,but option 6 will delete all ur saved data so be warned.

Posted on Nov 25, 2012

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I've actually gone through the same situation myself when I first got my PS3; I got the disk out by just constantly hitting the eject button. Randomly it worked and popped out, but I was still unable to turn it on for more than 2 seconds. I ended up having to send it in for repair which might be what you need to do. Here's the link to their service/repair website. It's not a fun process; if you're out of warranty it costs $100-$150, and either way it takes at least 3 weeks and you'll lose all your saved data. I remember the questionnaire asks if a game is stuck in the console or not, but I'm unsure as to how reliable they are at returning it.

In case your system is flashing any lights that may be useful, here's a link to what they mean. Not listed is Solid Yellow, which generally is referred to as the Yellow Light of Death (YLOD). If your console has that you're definitely sending it back to Sony.

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