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Help me fix my ps3 plz

I turn on my ps3 and it looks like its going to load the main menu but it then freezes on the Sony wave background. I would like to know whats wrong and how to fix it.

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It sounds like your hard drive is going bad.It's not the first time I have heard of this problem.The thing you need to do is try and format your hard drive.But some some can't get past the wave logo.The only thing you can do if this happens,is buy a new hard drive.

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My ps3 slim gets stuck in the wave screen (the fisrt 1 after choosing user) no menu no nothing i cant even turn it on,what can i do?


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If the system is freezing up at the main menu this is sign that you have corrupted data on your PS3. The link below will help you fix the problem.

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

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Be sure to backup your settings/games saves by doing a System > Backup on your PS3 or you may lose your game saves! Also, this is a last resort procedure prior to exchanging/returning to sony.
1. Power Off the PS3 via the power switch in back and power back on w/switch.
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4. Restore your backup you made prior to doing factory/hard reset (optional, if you created a backup).
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do the same with the power supply.

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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.
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Hey guys, same thing happened to me. In case you're looking at this site like I recently had been, I just wanted to post a little update. I bought my PS3 on the Christmas of 2007, and it stopped working after I played an online round of Tekken: Dark Resurrection on July 5. It froze on the wavy part of the introduction of the PS3 system. So what you do is:

1. Press the PS3 "touch" power button and hold it until you hear two buttons "beep"
2. Connect your USB cord to your ps3 controller and press the center button when instructed on the screen.
3. Choose the third choice on the screen which says something about restoring the data (sorry i cant remember i know its the third choice though)
4. When it asks you its question say "Yes." and it will begin the restoring process with the download bar.
5. When its complete it may make you do step 4 once more, so just do it again, or any more times it asks, until it finally restarts properly. ( I had to do it two times)

I hope this helps you guys, it helped me the first day it stopped working!

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you may have 2 ring sony upabout this one or get a new ps3

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