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My ps3 wont go to menu screen only a black screen in the background

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ok my name is Juan I got 3 solutions for you the problem you have is with the VGA chip under the chip there is about a 100 small pins directly connected to the motherboard and one or more of this connections are not making a good contact some ps3's they don't turn on at all some turn on but they freeze right away and here is your 3 solutions
1._ trow your motherboard away
2._ buy another motherboard or ps3 I have motherboards on sale for 70.dls on ebay
3._ send your motherboard to me and I can fix it the only way to fix this problem is to put the motherboard in an special oven controlled by computer the computer will bring the temperature up to the point of melting the joints under the VGA to make any broken connection make contact again this is why the temperature has to be controlled by computer to bring the temperature up to the melting point of the solder and don't cause any other damage t any of the electronics and if you have saved games they will be there after your motherboard gets fix but if you buy another motherboard you will lose all of your games let me know what you think about it
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Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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SOURCE: My Ps3 only shows background

If your ps3 isn't showing menu you have a old hard drive so all your info will be gone when you get a new one just switch hard drives

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

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SOURCE: my ps3 turns on but it stays in a black screen

hi....

This may be because the video cable to the TV has not properly connected to the PS3 console and to the TV please check this,If both connected properly check weather the cable is ni Good condition. try using another cable so that you can confrim weather the problem is the cable

thanx

Posted on Jul 20, 2010

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This problem is because your PS3 software has become corrupt. The following steps will cure the problem but you will lose saved games and all other data. Your trophies will not be affected as these are stored by the Playstation Network.
Step 1. Turn your PS3 onto standby (Red light on)
Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep as soon as you press it, beep 5 seconds later then beep once more 5 seconds later and then turn back to standby. Release the power button.
Step 3. Press and hold the power button again. It will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later and then beep twice quickly. Let go of the power button as soon as you hear these two beeps.
Step 4. The PS3 will start up asking you to plug in a controller with a USB cable and press the PS button. Do this and it will boot into the recovery menu.
Step 5. Choose option 5 (Restore PS3 system). This will re-install the PS3 software and restart the console.
Step 6. When the PS3 restarts you will be asked to enter the time and date and other information. When the setup is complete your PS3 will boot into the home menu normally.

Hope this helps

Posted on Aug 11, 2010

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This is the result of having certain errors in the system or bios of your console. It usually requies you to completely format the system and you can do that on your own by following the steps below.
Also, before you reset make sure that there is no disc in the console that it might be trying to load unsuccessfully and therefore causing it to get stuck on the background screen(this usually happens when you are trying to load a disc that is bad and you have the auto-play function on from your settings menu)
HARD RESET INSTRUCTIONS
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.
2. Hold Power Button on the Front until you hear 3 beeps.
3. Then go through the initial setup and then run a full Format via System > Format. (will take approx 3 1/1 hours). You may need to have our AV cables ready if your using HDMI (in case HDMI isn't detected after initial reset).
4. Restore your backup you made prior to doing factory/hard reset (optional, if you created a backup).
Hopefully, this would solve your problem.

Posted on Jan 16, 2011

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1. Place you finger on the on/off sensor leave it their until you console turns off then take you finger off the sensor.

2. Place your finger back on the on/off sensor leave it their until you hear 2 consecutive beeps then take your finger off.

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