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Wont run correctly

When I turn on my ps3 it will show the XMB background, but no XMB. When I have a disk in it does the same thing to. I currently can't do anything on the ps3 except press the ps3 button on my controller which lets me turn the console of or turn of the controller. Any ideas on how to fix it?

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Re: Wont run correctly

It sounds like a system file error due to trying to hack background, so check the CSS template and the theme.css to see if they are present in the theme folder. You will have to take hdd out and run on a pc to do this, you can find how to remove hdd by looking on search engine. If you get a 403 error, that means you are not allowed access. You will have to delete and reload the file from a known working ps3 hdd.

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When i put my ps3 games in they don't show up in the menu. nor do they auto start. the same thing happens with movies?

You can enable or disable auto run in the settings area on the XMB, but I've never heard of the disc not showing up at all. Even if the disc was unreadable, the PS3 would say "Corrupted Data" or something. You should go through your PS3's settings and see if there's anything that's not right. Maybe there's a "Hide disk" option enabled. Sorry I couldn't help more.

Apr 10, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 wont read any disks

I had a similar issue.
Backed up and then reformatted the PS3, problem solved.
You may also want to try this to make sure it's not a laser problem:
Load up any downloaded game (or demo), when in the game press the PS Button and you should now be able to see the Games Disc show up in the XMB.

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My Eject Button does not work, and my game is stuck inside the Console,, How do I fix this?

If the disk shows up on the XMB, you can highlight the disk on the XMB and then press triangle and then select eject from the menu.

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When i turn on my ps3 the xmb menu wont show....

am sure about the computer part but for the xmb i can help reset ur ps3 by turning it on then turn it off by holding the buttonthen it back on by holding the power button it should beep pause and beep 2x this will reset ur display option back to normal then ur cables make a difference if ur using a SD TV use regular cables if HDTV use hd cables only on hdtv if use on SDtv it won't display or ur ps3 is set to an hd setting like 1080p it won't display on a sdtv so reset ur ps3 by holdin power button hope this help u

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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.

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PS3 XMB menu doesn't show up.

That's not too hard to fix.

Check out my guide here:

Pay attention to #3.

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

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PS3 having trouble accessing xmb when turned on.

safe option:

download v2.40 onto memory stick:

install it via update via storage device.

if you can get it back to v2.40, you are lucky, just look at how many people are having problems with there ps3 at the moment on this forum

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