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I've just done a system restore on my ps3, when i connect the controler and press the ps3 button, nothing is happening!

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  • elessar15 Feb 08, 2010

    on restarting the system after the reset, you are requested to connect the ps3 controller to the console and press the ps3 button, when i do this i'm just getting the flashing lights on the controller and nothing happens when i press the aparent button

  • elrom10 May 11, 2010

    Can you give my more info about your problem? I didn't understand it...

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There is not really enough information in your question, but I think when you do a system restore it could be similar to a HDD format, and after formatting you have to manually download the latest version of the Playstation update because your PS3 will not work. This has to be done by a desktop or laptop computer. (At the momnet the latest version of the update is 3.15). Download this onto your computer, then put it on a USB key or something similar then plug the USB key into your USB port on your PS3 and continue. The only thing to remember when downloading to your computer is. The update must be in a folder called UPDATE which is in a folder called PS3 (I always do them in capital letters as this always works).

Sorry if this is not what you mean, but if you ever require upgrading your HDD this information would become very useful. Good Luck.

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SOURCE: restored ps3 now it wont work

sounds like your bd drive has been playing up i had the same problem it was cheaper to fix myself than sendit to sony if you can find one (on ebay or such like) they are pretty simple to fix.

p.s youll need the special tool to open her up.

GOOD LUCK......

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SOURCE: My PS3 says on screen:

lsn if ur PS3 under warranty then send it to them and they will give u a brand new one, but if not just change the Hard Disk and u can choose any Hard Disk size u want

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Ok so when i turn on my ps3 i see Connect the controller using a USB cable So connects but nothing that even tried to reset the pad, and also nothing that I bought 3 extra cable and an additional pad...


When you are charging your controller, have you tried pressing the ps button, (circular button in the middle) on your controller to synchronise controller to ps3. When charging are you seeing the red light flash to indicate charging?

Hope this helps.

LJ.

Apr 12, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I turned on my ps3 and nothing is happening it is not giving me the option to sign in or anything. just the blue backround nothing else and now it wont let me turn it off.


Sounds like you PS3 software has become corrupt. Follow these steps to sort it but I must warn you, you will lose all your save games!!
Step 1. Turn the PS3 onto standby (red light on)
Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep as soon as you press it, then beep again 5 seconds later then beep once more and turn off. Release the power button when it turns off.
Step 3. Press and hold the power button again. It will beep as soon as you press it, then beep again 5 seconds later, then there will be 2 quick beeps together. As soon as you hear the two beeps let go of the power button.
Step 4. Your PS3 will now boot into recovery mode. Connect you controller via USB when asked and press the PS button.
Step 5. Select option 5 from the recovery menu, "Restore PS3 system". This will rewrite your PS3 software and hopefully should sort your problem.

Aug 08, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 is no longer eading my games that i played befour, as i enter the cd and nothing happenes at all, the game dosent starts. It happened with all my cd's


Hi,

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

From the above select option "Rebuild Database". After PS3 has executed this DB rebuilding operation, the disc games will be visible again in the menu.


Thank you

Jun 07, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 says on screen: The hard disks file system is corrupted and will restored. ok Press the PS button to use controller. But when I press x nothing happens


lsn if ur PS3 under warranty then send it to them and they will give u a brand new one, but if not just change the Hard Disk and u can choose any Hard Disk size u want

Jun 02, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When starting ps3 boots up as normal but get no display on tv and controller will not sync so lights just flash. Solida green light on front. Help please


Make sure you read this all before starting anything and if this helps please leave me a rating, if not let me know and I will try to help you farther.
Thank You
ETRONIC

Symptoms:
On start, PS3 Green light comes up but nothing happens. No sound or video
Insert game or any disc into the slot, blue blinks and again nothing happens
Try to assign wireless controller, nothing happens.
Try restart the console, unplug it for a while, or keep it on for long time again does not solve the problem.
Solution:
With the PS3 in Standby mode (Red light on), press and hold the Start button until you hear a single beep, followed by double beeps.
Connect the controller using USB cable and press the PS button on the controller.
Now, the system restore screen (or whatever they call it) will come up like the Picture at the bottom of this writing.

You have several options here for restoring the system, some will unfortunately wipe up all your data, others will make you lose the file naming. For me, I tried the option top-bottom and eventually had to do the Restore PS3 System. Luckily, all I had were demos, trailers, and game saves. only game I was really playing now was Prince of Persia. I felt terrible still though, but much better than if I was playing Ninja Gaiden or MGS right? Or let’s say a game Fallout!
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"I have found a way to keep all your saved data with this problem.
Follow the steps above but first download the latest firmware update from the playstation website and save it onto a USB key. Follow the steps and choose the bottom option "SYSTEM UPDATE". Wait for it to update and it should restart with all your music, videos and gamesaves."ca67f16.jpg

Mar 14, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My sons ps3 is displaying he message: can not find the correct hard disc. it dose nothing else


1- Disconnect the PS3 from the internet.
2- Turn the standby switch off so the red light turns off too, then you turn the system back on
3- Then place your finger on the power button for a total of 4 beeps to access the recovery menu. It might not work on the first attempt but it will on the second.
4- The display will instruct you to connect your controller to the PS3 and press the enter button. A list of menus will appear on your display. The choices are as follows: Restart System, Restore Default Settings, Restore File System, Rebuild data base, Restore PS3
5- Select Restore Default Settings.

Nov 23, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I inserted a new movie and I have no sound nor video with a green and blue lights on.


I had this weird problem yesterday knowing I have not done any video setting changes, nor recall a pending software installation. When I start the PS3, green light comes up and then nothing happens. Insert the Game into the slot, blue light blinks and again nothing happens. No video, no sound, and no, it’s not output setting problem as many others have guessed in forums. Try to assign your wireless controller and you’ll know. It doesn’t. If it was on, output and controller assigning I assume should be two separate things.
Solution:
  1. With the PS3 in Standby mode (Red light on), press and hold the Start button until you hear a single beep, followed by double beeps.
  2. Connect the controller using USB cable and press the PS button on the controller.
  3. Now, the system restore screen (or whatever they call it) will come up like this



  4. You have several options here for restoring the system, some will unfortunately wipe up all your data, others will make you lose the file naming. For me, I tried the option top-bottom and eventually had to do the Restore PS3 System. Luckily, all I had were demos, trailers, and game saves. only game I was really playing now was Prince of Persia. I felt terrible still though, but much better than if I was playing Ninja Gaiden or MGS right? Or let’s say a game Fallout!
Sharing it for others with same misfortune. Guess we’ll need the PS3 included in the backup plan then.

Nov 14, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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All the connections work the ps3 comes on but then goes black


You may have messed up the Screen-Settings, to solve this try this.

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 (This will wipe your harddrive, so remember to backup savegames.)

Oct 10, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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After formating PS3


You need to plug your sixaxis controller to the ps3 with the usb cord to marry the control to your system. after unplugging and pressing the home button it should link up. If not try using another usb cord or plug on the ps3.

Hope this helps.

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