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On setting up ps3 there is no start ps menu screen and no music. its just a blank screen

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Try resetting the video to standard definition by holding the power button for 5 seconds.

Hope this helps

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Turn ps3 on and green light comes on but no menu screen it is blank


Hello,

Hello,

I will advice you try this steps below to fix the problem, but allow your ps3 to cool first.

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

If the above steps still does not solve the problem, then I think will have to update your Ps3.

Update your PS3 (in the settings menu the 1st option).

Go on the internet browser on the PS3 then go on the menu press triangle then on one of them there are delete cookies and the delete the others as well as cookies.

You could also try this as well: put the PS3 on then press the eject button (with no disc in) then hold it and switch the PS3 off at the back with your finger on the eject button still holding it, then put it back on and the fan test should be working this may cool it down. It might be over heating.

But if your problem is not still solved, then maybe you should call sony for further assistance.

Take care.

Jul 19, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Blank menu screen ps3


Hi and thank you for using fixya:
You said you see a blank menu screen. What are the options on the menu? what do you see exactly. While your console is on press down the power button for 30 seconds to restart to factory settings.
Good luck

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

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When u switch it on ,it sayes ps3 on the screen with the music and then after that all u get is the lines and dotes nothing else.


Hello,

You can try the steps below. Its from PlayStation Forum:

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

If the above steps still does not solve the problem, then I think will have to update your Ps3.

Update your PS3 (in the settings menu the 1st option).

Go on the internet browser on the PS3 then go on the menu press triangle then on one of them there are delete cookies and the delete the others as
well as cookies.

You could also try this as well: put the PS3 on then press the eject button (with no disc in) then hold it and switch the PS3 off at the back with
your finger on the eject button still holding it, then put it back on and the fan test should be working this may cool it down. It might be over heating.

But if your problem is not still solved, then maybe you should call sony for further assistance.

I wish you good luck.

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

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Blank screen with no start up menue


Hold down the PS3 Power Button until you hear your system beep twice, doing this resets the ps3 programing to the factory settings

Sep 27, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Screen turns blank when i try ps3 games but ps2 games work fine


it sounds like your tv is being classified as insecure (some older models of hd tv as well as regular tvs do not always pass the "test" but will "pass it" on certin other occasions) it means that the ps3 may have determined that the tv can be used to rip the disk, if you are using hdmi try switching to s-video or composite. my ps3 did the same thing. I will try to remember how to fix it. untill then you can try my solution or try sombody else.

Aug 12, 2009 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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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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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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Ps 3 games wont start


ah this promblem happend 2 me after playib cod4 and in game music switchin off 2mute. then a blank screen came up in da ps manual is says if this happens let it load and switch off from controller not from bak or it can cause malfuntion if u did that u have 2 send ur ps3 system back 2 sony .........lol hope ya still got warranrty

Apr 09, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Cant see ps3 main menu


when in standby hold down the power button for over 4 seconds, it runs the optimal screen settings menu, hope this helps.

Feb 26, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 startup software won't load correctly


turn on ps3 leave on stand by (red light), hold eject button and power button until you hear beeps and a message appears. connect controller and press ps button. system restore screen should appear, select restart system and from there it should restore everything back to normal. This worked for me, for clear instruction go to http://blogallalong.com/2008/12/05/ps3-green-light-on-and-system-wont-start/#comment-31058

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