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Playstation Update was interrupted. Now when PS3 is turned on i won't load the main menu stays on the wavy line screen

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You can turn your system settings back to factory default using the Safe Mode.

Step 1: Turn off the PLAYSTATION 3 by holding the Power button on the front of the unit till the Power light is red.

Step 2:

  1. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, meaning the PLAYSTATION 3 is powering on.
  2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep, indicating the video reset.
  3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a third beep and the system will power off (Power light is red).

Step 3:
  1. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, again for the PLAYSTATION 3 to power on.
  2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep for video reset.
  3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a quick double beep. At that point release the Power button. If you succeeded in activating Safe Mode, you will see a message on the screen saying, "Connect the controller using a USB cable and then press the PS button."
  4. Connect a USB cable to the controller and the PLAYSTATION 3 and press the PS button to enter Safe Mode.
  5. Then you will see the Safe Mode menu.

Step 4
: We recommending performing the safe mode options in the following order until one of the options works for you. If one of the options work, do not continue onto the other options.
  1. Restore Default Settings
  2. Restore File System
  3. Rebuild Database
  4. Restore PS3 System

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

  • NemisizZ Oct 07, 2009

    I cant see why my solution isnt helpfull..!!?
    its what sony tells you to do if you have this problem,
    and you will find an update option in the Safe Mode menu...

    unless you really feel like unplugging your system and take it down to the store where they gonna do the exsact same.

    If your update dosnt work and it keeps stopping, then try to restore your database, and then the filesystem.

    If nothing of this works, well.... then theres only one thing left... send it to service...

  • DrNova Jan 19, 2011

    Worked for me. I had to go through all 4 options, after I did Option 4, Restore PS3 System, it worked again, though I lost all saved info because if formatted the drive, but at least it works again. Thanks

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Hi,

i had this problem also, i took mine into a sony shop were they connected it up to there pc and redownloaded the software. im not sure if you can do this yourself. my surgestion would be if its under warrenty take it in.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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Step 1. Turn your PS3 off into standby (red light on)

Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later and then beep once more and turn off. Release the power button.

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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
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