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PS3 Freezes at the starting screen

My playstation 3 goes to the loading screen with the squiggly line and it makes the starting up noise. Then it just freezes right there. Even before it gets to my backround where you access all information and setup stuff and internet. Its also in an HDMI t.v with my HDMI cord. Any help?

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  • redstar1230 Apr 14, 2008

    yes this has happend to me today also, did you get a fix?
    nochex007@yahoo.com

  • anothercujo Apr 16, 2008

    I got the same problem today. Here's the description I came up with: I formatted the hard drive (factory default one) tonight. After doing so, system locks during start-up after a couple seconds with only the gray waving stream on the screen. Indicator lights on front or normal (not flashing). I've restarted several times with the same result. I assumed that since I could replace the hard drive that I could equally format the factory default without issue. Please tell me there is something I can do to get the system to start again. Thanks.

  • cpt_vd Mar 13, 2009

    Same problem here. I turn it on with the power button on front cause the remote will not do it for some reason. It looks like it is getting ready to load but all i get is the squiggly line with no menu options. I have had mine for over 2 years and this is the first prob so far. Is there anything I can do? I need it to work!!!

  • cyifly Mar 14, 2009

    I turn the ps3 on, it sounds like it's booting up, but doesn't go past the wavy, gray lines... Not even a menu

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PS3 is one of the most amazing gaming device but like other competitor gaming devices (Xbox and Wii) It also has some problems like Freezing up. You may check out the informative Article at ezinearticles Remedy for PS3 Freezing up

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Hi,

well i got my thanks for the links, this is for the psp and not for the ps3, but its worth a look around if you like all games related stuff, well here is a update for you guys.

After i had the freezing problem at the startup screen (the same as you guys, so this means its a common fault because its at the same spot at the wavey line!!!) i sent my console to some local guy here in england for repair, it cost me £90 in total and was done in 5 days all fixed and working and back to normal, but the thing is its a common problem......hmmm all you guys have had the same thing happen!! at the same startup screen!! its sounds like some kind of software fault as it was fine before all the updates i have to keep doing to play my games, since i had to do software updates it all went wrong, but not all people have had this problem at the startup, my friend has had a ps3 as long as me and also done all the updates and he has had no probs at all, well if it seems that a company can fix your ps3 then someone somewhere knows about the fault and is not saying a word to all us unfortunate ps3 owners, if your in the uk and want the repair address drop me a line.

THE STORY CONTINUES......................................

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