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When I turn my ps3 on it screen like the home

When I turn my ps3 on it screen like the home screen but no icons. just a black screen with a wavey line and sparkles on it

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Go into safe mode and restore factory settings first then if that dont work go back and choice restore system files. seems like your just have something corrupted and can be fixed.

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Hi, i also had this problem with mine.You hold your finger on the power button for about 5 seconds. After two beeps it resets it to the RCA cable format. When the HDMI cable is connected, the PS3 automatically adjusts it's resolution. But when you go back to regular cable it doesnt do it automatically, you have to do it manually.

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Will not start up. when you power up it looks ok but it sticks on the "wavey line" screen. the wavey line is continually moving but thats all that happens


Most likely your hard drive has failed. This is one of many signs. Replace your hard drive with one similar or even with a larger capacity. I recommend 120GB 5400RPM Seagate or Western Digital. Thanks and good luck!

Mar 31, 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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Everytime i turn the system on the screen goes black and stays that way and if it does go through to the home screen no icons appear


Wow! That is a new one on me. Does it ever shut itself off or will continue to run? I think you have a faulty motherboard and that it will need to be reflowed. The screen going black is a good indication that the motherboard GPU needs to be reflowed but the title screen loading I have never seen that before.

This problem happens with some of the PS3's and it is a motherboard issue. The PS3 motherboard needs to be reflowed using a reflow station. I have one of these stations on it's way to be able to fix this issue if you still have this problem. You can contact me at ced70@hotmail.com for more details.

Thanks,
Ced

Jul 12, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 Turns on but will not load home screen with system options.


More than likely your hard drive was corrupted. The easiest way to fix it is to format the hard drive. There are LOTs of different ways to do this but the easiest way is to just hook the hard drive to a computer via a usb cable and then formating it through disc manager.

Here's a quick guide:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000

It doesn't matter what file system your choose, just format it, and then pop it back into the PS3. It will recognise the hard drive as a new drive and then will reformat it again so that the PS3 can read it.

That's it! Problem solved.

The drives are SATA so if you don't have a usb cable you could always throw the drive into a laptop as long as it takes a SATA drive and use an XP or Vista CD and follow the same generall game plan: format the drive

OR you could swap the drive into someone else's PS3, it will do the same exact thing. It will recognize it as a new drive and will format it, then just pop it back into your old PS3 and boom. SUCCESS!!!

:)

That's probably the easiest way now that I think about it.

Feb 19, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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After power is on problem.


i have the same problem!

tell me if you know how to fix it


ta mate!

Feb 17, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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On The Home Screen, Its Just stays as that wavey thing !


You're hard drive is fried!! Trust me, mine did the same thing. I put in a new 250gb hdd and my baby is back up and running. Hope this helps. Good luck.

Dec 12, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 when switched on goes to the wavey lines (just before the menu screen) and then freezes? it also stops making a sound. i've switched off at the mains but the problem persists. any thoughts?


it looks like your system may be corrupt try hard resetting your system turn off the power in the back of the ps3. Turn it on while holding down the I/O utton until it beeps 3 times

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