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Me too i boot the PS3 to the system menu and the controller is stuck in the up position. resetting the box or turning off the controller didnt fix it.

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Sounds to me like the controller needs to be cleaned, try isotopic alcohol and a Q-tip.

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Ps3 red light is blinking how can I fix it


Hello,

Follow the procedure below to fix the problem on your ps3,

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.

Take care.

Aug 25, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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I have a playstation 3 and the settings were restored or resetted. The sysytem turns on and is stuck on a screen that tells me to plug the controller in with a usb cord and then press the button on the...


Hi, your system is stuck on the PS3 Recovery Menu. To get rid of it, just plug your controller with the usb cable to the console anc choose the first option (Restart System). Your PS3 will reboot and you should be done.
If this doesn't work, please reply and i'll explain how to try other recovery options. Regards, Peter

Aug 10, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My 9yr old son's ps 3 when starting up doesnt go past the ps screen - no icons or anything showing. tried switching on and off with no effect, 3 months out of warranty! have seen option for PS3 restore by...


The only other thing I could suggest is if you know someone else with a PS3, to put your drive into thier PS3 and try booting up. If it does boot then you would then be able to back your stuff up on a USB stick, put your drive back in your PS3, do a PS3 system restore and then retreive your backed up data. The only problem with this method is that your friends PS3 has to be on the same firmware as yours is, otherwise he will have the same booting problem.

I hope this helps

Aug 06, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 froze the other day . So i waited but it didnt unfreeze . so i tried to press the middle button on my controller and the menu did not pop up . so i tried to reset it &&the green light...


Hello,

You can try the steps below. Its from PlayStation Forum:

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

If the above steps still does not solve the problem, then I think will have to update your Ps3.

Update your PS3 (in the settings menu the 1st option).

Go on the internet browser on the PS3 then go on the menu press triangle then on one of them there are delete cookies and the delete the others as
well as cookies.

You could also try this as well: put the PS3 on then press the eject button (with no disc in) then hold it and switch the PS3 off at the back with your finger on the eject button still holding it, then put it back on and the fan test should be working this may cool it down. It might be over heating.

But if your problem is not still solved, then maybe you should call sony for further assistance.

I wish you good luck

May 10, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 just went off while playing last night now the red light just keeps flashing and my game is stuck inside how do i fix it


Hello,

You can try the steps below. Its from PlayStation Forum:

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

If the above steps still does not solve the problem, then I think will have to update your Ps3.

Update your PS3 (in the settings menu the 1st option).

Go on the internet browser on the PS3 then go on the menu press triangle then on one of them there are delete cookies and the delete the others as
well as cookies.

You could also try this as well: put the PS3 on then press the eject button (with no disc in) then hold it and switch the PS3 off at the back with your finger on the eject button still holding it, then put it back on and the fan test should be working this may cool it down. It might be over heating.

But if your problem is not still solved, then maybe you should call sony for further assistance.

I wish you good luck.

Apr 17, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 3 40GB System

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My son put a dvd into his ps3 (which he has watched ok in the past) and the ps3 now states that the disk storage has been corrupted - click ok to reset. we do that and it doesnt reset and comes up with the...


You need to RESTORE FILE SYSTEM on your ps3.
Follow this guide.

HOW TO GO TO THE RECOVERY MENU OF PS3 SYSTEM

1. Make sure the ps3 is plugged in (stand by mode).
2. Put out your usb cable for the controller and the controller itself (do not connect yet).
3. Hold down power firmly, ps3 will turn on and then turn off, release power button when it turns off.
4. Hold down power again, you will hear a beep and then a double beep, when you hear that double beep release the power button.
5. Now you should be seeing something in your monitor that say "Connect usb controller", do just that.
6. After connecting the controller press PS button.
7. You are now in the recovery menu.
8. To fix the problem of corrupt data you can choose #3.
9. If you want to format your hard drive choose #5. Be aware that this option will delete everything that is in your hard drive.
10. Remember that doing #3 and #5 is not 100% to fix the problem of corrupt data, I say about 70%.

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

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Ps3 saxxis stuck goin left


On the top back of the controller is a small hole next to screw use a paper clip to press and hold the button for 10 seconds then plug your controller back into the PS3 with the PS3 on and turn the controller on. This resets the controller and then pairs it with the PS3.

Sep 27, 2009 | Sony Wireless Controller for PS3

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Ps3 will not play any games


I had a similar problem. My PS3 did not start the disk based games. Those disk based games were not visible in the game menu. I did not have problems with the normal movie DVDs or Movie Blu Rays. Those were working fine.

In case you have the similar problem, you should try the following steps;

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

Select option "Rebuild Database".

After PS3 has executed the DB rebuilding operation, the disc games will be visible again in the menu and are starting automatically when inserted to PS3.

Jun 07, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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PS3 IS STUCK ON THIS MENU AREA WHERE YOU CAN FIX SETTINGS


re boot ps3.hold down on off button for 1 blep and than for 2 bleps . then re boot ps3

Dec 12, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Wheres my main menu


Mine did the exact same thing here is how i fixed it. Access recovery menu.
1. turn off ps3
2. hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. once the system has been shut down, re-press your finger until you hear 2 conscutive beeps (2 quick beeps)
4. when you hear the 2 beeps take your finger off the 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

Now i tried the Restart System and it didnt do anything. I was not sure which one to select, so I then clicked Restore PS3 System. I lost everything, but I got it working again!!


Nov 01, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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