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Ps3 menu screen has gone red.

Ps3 is about 2 months old, menu screen has gone red, you can use all the menu and get to all saved data, but games won`t start

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Sony will send you a pre-paid box to ship your unit back to them. Give SCEA a call.

Posted on Dec 05, 2007

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Seeing as you can pull up menu and data screens i would say the problem lies in the DVD drive itself. I once bought an Xbox and did exactly the same thing. My suggestion would be to locate your reciept and return your ps before the warranty is void. They will either replace or repair the product but you may have to pay frieght costs. If u have lost receipt see an authorized technition.

Posted on Dec 02, 2007


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Super Simple bro. All ya gotta do is go to the main horizontal PS3 menu. Go to the Game column. Find "Saved Utility Data". All 3 should b there. just delete the 2 you dont want anymore. good luck

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You officially have YLOD or "yellow light of death". I have had it twice.. I also wanted my data.. so I researched.. no matter what you do.. if you send it to sony its gone.. it cant be recovered outside of the ps3 or in a different one. I know a guy who will repair your ps3 leaving all your data intact for 80 dolllars.. he sells his service on ebay and if it breaks again within three months just ship it back to him and he'll fix it for free. If you want to know just PM me

Clean out the vents with vaccuum cleaner. If symptoms persist, call Sony.

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I turn on my ps3 and there is no menu when it comes on. just a blue screen where the menu should be.

This is because the PS3 software has become corrupted. Follow these steps to fix it but be warned, you will lose your saved data!
1. Turn the PS3 off into standby (Red light on)
2. Press and hold the power button, it will beep as soon as you press it, then again 5 seconds later then once more and turn off. Release the power button when the PS3 turns off.
3. Press and hold the power button again. It will beep as soon as you press it, then again 5 seconds later, then it will beep twice quickly. Let go of the power button when you hear the 2 beeps.
4. The console will now boot into the recovery menu. Do as the screen tells you and connect a controller up via a USB cable and press the PS button.
5. On the next screen choose option 5, "Restore PS3 system". This will then reinstall the PS3 software and cure your problem.

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Hopefully this will help solve your problem:
1. Press and hold down the power button located at the front of the PS3 console, until you hear a first beep, then eventually a second – before the console shuts down, then let go of the button;
2. Now press and hold the button again until you hear a first beep, then a second beep then eventually a quick double-beep, then let go of the button;
3. The TV screen should now display a six option menu, where you can select what’s required, i.e. `Restart System`, `Restore System` etc. `Reset System` should only be used after other attempts with the other options, as your game saved data may be lost. If you play Modern Warfare 2 online, then this won’t be affected as your data is saved on the Sony Server.
4. During any of the above actions, your best having your handset controller connected to the PS3 via the USB cord, which includes pressing the `P` button when required (located between `Start` and `Select`).
These actions should help solve `freeze` problems and others such as update errors etc – which restrict you starting up or playing your console.
Don’t hesitate to contact Sony UK if required, who are very helpful. Their UK number is: 0844 7360595

Good Luck!

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You can try to reformat the entire hard drive, or you can buy a new hard drive.

To reformat the drive, in the PS3 menu:

NOTE: This will erase everything you saved on the hard drive.

1) Go to the Settings menu, then select System Settings.
2) Select Format Utility, then select Format Hard Disk.
3) Select Quick Format

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Settings, System Settings, System Restore.

If you have any saved games, games, etc. Then you'll want to use the backup utility with an external drive to save your info, but BEFORE you restore your old files to your system, make sure you verify the problem is gone.

Check out my common PS3 problem and repair guide for tips and suggestions too!

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