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Playstation 3 switch playstation on as normal and the screen is frozen and broken up......done these three times and its gone to start menu once and then froze

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Try a different television set

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Hi, I have suddenly lost the picture on my tv from my ps3. the message i keep getting is out of range, it started flashing 1080si/ now flashes 576 / I have tried a new hdmi cable, done the normal swich...


SAFE MODE:

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.

3. Once the safe mode screen comes on select the option PS3 SYSTEM RESTORE.

NOTE: A PS3 system restore will delete all data except the OS. I recommend backing up your console onto a USB flash drive if possible.


Good Luck!

Mar 03, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Bought a used (assumingly broken) 160gb PS3 Slim yesterday. When I first plugged it in, I got a full green light, the fan was on, but I was getting no video. I let it sit there for around 15 minutes, and...


There could be so many things wrong with this unit..

If you are getting the light sequences, but at times it powers up, then you will have your hands full with troubleshooting.

Try accessing the recovery menu 'safe mode'.



Press and hold the power button until the systems shuts off. (wait 2 seconds)

Press and hold the power button again until you here 3 beeps. Let go.



It should ask you to connect your controller via usb and press the PS button in

the middle of your controller. (if applicable, try to use both HDMI and AV, switching from one input to another on the TV)

There will be a menu with 6 options.


If you do not see this menu with either HDMI or AV/Component cables, you will need to try replacing the hard drive..



When you replace your hard drive, you will need to have the latest firmware on a

usb stick. Download the firmware from the playstation official website onto a usb

stick. Once prompted by your system you will need to insert the usb stick into the

PS3. Good luck..



You will need 2.5" Sata Hard Drive.


When you need to power down the system when it freezes, hold the power button until it goes off. At times it can take up to 2 minutes, or more.


Has it ever been opened?


Look underneath the system, do you see a 'Warranty Seal' sticker?

If not, it has been opened and your problems will have to be solved by a technician who has experience.


Good luck with this unit.



Jan 26, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I had my PS3 hooked up to an HDMI cable, and now switched it back to the regular yellow, red, and white hook ups, and it no longer comes up on my TV. What can I do to solve this? Is there a reset button on...


The unfortunate problem is that the PS3 is now in HDMI mode and you have to be connected to HDMI to see the menu and switch to composite display. If possible connect back to HDMI to swap the menu to composite.If that is not possible then follow these instructions (I had to switch them once without HDMI so I wrote them down for future reference.):

1. Turn on your ps3 and wait a few seconds (approx. 10 seconds)
2. If you have multiple accounts on the ps3, Press ( X ), If you don't then just skip to number 3
3. Press Left arrow 4 Times ( <<<< )
4. Press Down Arrow 9 Times ( vvvvvvvvv )
5. Press ( X ) 2 times
6. Press Down arrow 2 times ( vv )
7. Press ( X ) 2 times
8. Your Done! the screen should be shown now in your standard definition TV

Hope that helps.

Mar 16, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation3 is not loading games at all


I had a similar problem. My PS3 did not load 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. Also downloaded games were working ok.

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 08, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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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 won't play read my 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.

May 06, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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Ps3 will not pull in cd


yes there is another fix what happen is that someone try to put a disk inside and then pulled the cd out but too late because the gears inside the ps3 they started to pull the cd and move from there original location ok let's start turn your ps3 and once you see the main menu hold your finger in the eject switch for about 5 seconds or untill the ps3 blue light starts to blink for a long period of time they should blink for about 30 seconds or so this will reset the bluray drive and returns the gears to there normall location let me know if this fix your problem thanks

Mar 13, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 wont load games up


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. Also downloaded games were working ok.

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.

Nov 18, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Is the playstation burned out?


Did your cousin ever connect it to an HD tv? If he did, this is a common problem with it. If you operate the PS3 with a normal television set, the ps3 will work fine. But when you connect it to an HD tv and hook up the HDMI cables, the ps3 sets itself to work with HD tv's only. There is a simple fix. a Hard Reset. Call sony customer suuport and tell them that your ps3 doesn't have a menu screen. They will walk you through the steps to restore your system. I would tell what to do myself if I remembered what to do. But regardless, remember this, every time you connect it to an HD tv and want to switch back to a normal tv set, you will have to hard reset the system. Try to remember the sequence the first time so that any other time this happens you'll know what to do.

Best regards,
Gavin93

Aug 18, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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