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Ps3 turns on but has no menu selection screen.just background graphics

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Check out #3 on this guide HERE.

That problem is easy to fix.

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No communication between PS3 and TV


try geting a new hdmi cable or a new av cable and plug it in turn on the ps3 let it sit turned on for a while and a message should pop up saying it has found a hdmi or av output witch ever you are using and it will ask you if you want to use it as the ouput to the tv and then you will select yes. if that dident work your gpu (graphics processing unit) has over heated and you will have to send it to sony or take it apart and reflow the prosesers and gpu

Jan 01, 2013 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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The ps3 loads and shows background but no menu What could be the problem?


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!

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

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My ps3 wont go to the start menu it just pauses with the background


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!

Feb 22, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 has been broken for a very long period of time. About 6-9 months now, I've lost track. Every time I turn it on my PS3, it starts with the wavy animation and the colored background, and then the...


Ok, please try the following steps :

Step 1. Turn your PS3 off into standby (red light on)

Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep a total of 3 times and turn off again. Release the power button.

Step 3. Press and hold the power button. It will beep when you first press it, then 5 seconds later it will beep again and then it will beep twice quickly. Let go of the power button when you hear these 2 quick beeps.

Step 4. The PS3 will start up asking you to connect a controller via USB and press the PS button. Do this then continue to the next step

Step 5. The PS3 will load with a menu with 6 options, choose number 5 "Restore PS3 System" and follow the on screen prompts.

Using this method should sort your PS3 out for you.

Hope this helps

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

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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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Turn on PS3 and the initial screen comes up, the time is displayed, however there is no menu screen that is displayed... hence not able to select a user. What to do?


The main problem is with the integrated chip inside the ps3 also called the m7 chip may be not working properly or might be burned . what you have to do is to change its chip and also the controller ports.they must be damaged due to the non proper voltage supply. it shows time because the graphic card can handle the low graphic. if your ps3 is in warranty then go to the Sony service center or fixing it would or may be costly.

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

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I have problem in ps3 , I cant found the icon when i turn on ps3


Try using the PS3 Recovery Menu: http://www.xtremeps3.com/2009/01/28/how-do-i-access-the-playstation-3-recovery-menu/

Aug 07, 2009 | Sony Video Game Consoles & Games

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When I turn my PS3 on, my background screen appears but nothing else loads, not even the numerous areas (Settings, network etc.) all that appears is an icon in the upper right hand corner saying "Press the...


you can try doing this cuz i had the same problem till i did this...Access the PS3 recovery menu
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 promted to plug in your controller via usb and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.
..I did this and i got my ps3 Back !! :)

be patient and wait for those beeps.. they are important

Jun 30, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 only shows the screensaver and not the cross media bar


depending on what firmware version you have hold down the power button for a few seconds untill you hear beeps and the repair screen will come up after that select restore... if that dosent work then its a hd issue and you will need to get sony to repair it try calling tech support.

Dec 21, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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CANT GET INTO ACCOUNT


Do you see the menu? or is it just blank with the background? as the new update from the network seems to have affected many ps3s. Consult the ps3 site as there may be an update on how to deal with this but i used recovery mode to deal with it when i experienced a similar problem, again i found how to get to it on the ps3 community site:

How to get to recovery menu
  1. Turn your PlayStation 3 off.
  2. Hold the power button until you hear a double beep, then remove finger.
  3. You should be prompted with a screen asking you to press the PS Button on a controller.
  4. The Recovery Menu should load.
The current Recovery Menu supports:

Restart System
Restore Default Settings
Restore File System
Rebuild Database
Restore PS3 System
System Update BACK UP DATA IF POSSIBLE AS IT MAY BE DELETED USING THIS METHOD!!!!!!!

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

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