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PS3 no home menu?

When i turn on my PS3 the home menu does not show up but if i put in the cd the game will show up but when i get out of game it still does come up.???please help

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Your screwed, at least you can still play games though

Posted on Dec 11, 2009

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My ps3 turns on and shows the wavy background for the home menu screen but no menu icons show up. Nothing on the controller changes anything and icons never come up. The wavy colored background is there...


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

Aug 11, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i put a disc in nothing happens


Hello Judodan, most probably you disabled the autorun function from your system preferences. When you put a disc in the PS3, locate on your XMB the Game menu, you'll see a small disc icon appearing with the name of the game, move down with your pad and select this icon, then push the tab O this will make the game start. Do the same for playing video or music cd, just locate the relative menus, slide down and select the disc which will appear, the PS3 will show its contents. If you find this solution helpful please rate ++++ my post. Thanks! If you need further info, please answer this post.
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Aug 01, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Home screen shows only backround. No icons


Switch the PS3 off (Red Light). Hold your finger on the power button until the PS3 switches on and off. Take your finger off and hold it in again. It will come on. Hold it until you hear a double beep and take it off immediately. You will then be taken into a recovery menu. It will ask you to connect your controller via USB. Choose option 3 - Restore File System (Do not try any other option as it will erase some or all data on your HDD). It should work after this.

Hope it helps you.

Nov 05, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When I turn my ps3 on it just shows the background


Hi, it sounds like your hard drive isn't booting up properly. Try taking it out and putting it in a different PS3. If it does the same thing then you know your HD is shot and you need a new one. Please note that you will be asked to format your HD when you put it in a different PS3 or try to put it back in yours, so be prepared to lose all your data.

Aug 09, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 wont play games but will play DVD, Blue Ray


You seem to have alot of problems with your console.

Jun 21, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 will turn on but it doesnt play any games or dvd and the ps3 menu doesnt show up either


im not a huge expert on ps3's but it sounds to me like the operating system within the PS3 has gone corrupt. no idea on how to fix this one though im afraid id suggest getting in contact with sony

Jun 02, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 game not starting properly


This is a very common problem.

It probably needs a new laser because the old one is "burnt out". It's a really common problem with them.

You could replace the laser or the entire Bluray drive.


You can buy these online at may online stores or eBay.

Sony will repair it for a whopping $150 USD plus shipping, or you can get a third party repair place to do it for probably $80-$120.


May 16, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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No main menu or video shows on tv


u need to set the display output back to standard av cables. search online and there should be steps on how to do this.

Aug 03, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 Home Menu


you can change the system settings to boot to disc when turned on. also if you don't see an icon for your game after you've inserted it, your laser may need to be cleaned or replaced.

Jul 30, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 Problem


well if some game show up but some other ones don't then the one's that don't are damaged like scratches or a smug look at the disks sometimes i just takes a small scratch and they won't play

Feb 19, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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