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My playstation powers on and it show the ps3 symbol but after the wave stays on and my controllers cut off

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Ok here is a step by step process to solve your problem. Basically your system software has become corrupted. CAUTION! USING THIS METHOD WILL CLEAR YOUR SYSTEM OF SAVE GAMES AND ALL OTHER DATA!!
Step 1. Turn your system onto standby (Red light on)
Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep as soon as you press it. Keep holding it until it beeps a further 2 times about 5 seconds apart. On the third beep the system will return to standby.
Step 3. Press and hold the power button again. Again it will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later then there will be 2 quick beeps together. Let go of the power button.
Step 4. The system will boot into the recovery screen. It will ask you to connect a controller via USB and press the PS button.After you have done this it will give you a menu.
Step 5. Select option 5, "Restore PS3 system". This will erase the software on your PS3 and rewrite it. After it is done it will reboot and hopefully everything will be working again.

Hope this helps

Posted on Aug 05, 2010

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Every time i turn on my ps3 it shows the waves when you first turn it on and it stays that way what do i do?


  • Your hard drive is corrupted. You need to go to the PS Recovery Menu. You probably gonna loose most of your files if not all of them depending on the extent. Hopefully you have a backup somewhere. But you can fix your PS3 and get gaming again.



  • How to Access PS3 Recovery Menu.

  1. 1. Turn your PS3 off.
  2. 2. Hold The power button down; The system will turn on and turn off once again.
  3. 3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear two consecutive beeps
  4. 4. When you hear the two beeps take finger off power button.
  5. 5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via usb and then hit the PS button
  6. 6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

  • Once you are at the Recovery Menu you should see 6 options. Start with the first option and go up until you have tried #4 as well (if needed). One of them should fix the problem.

  1. 1. Restart System: Restarts the PS3 System.
  2. 2. Restore Default Settings This resets the system settings back to default.
  3. 3. Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
  4. 4. Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PS3
  5. 5. Restore PS3 System: This deletes everything and you will start from nothing again. Not a recommended procedure.
  6. 6. System Update: Update the PS3 System

  • Hope this helps

Nov 27, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have a playstation 3 system that worked for 1 day & the next time i attempted to play it,it did nt go past the initial playstation intro screen.The screen is grey with the playstation wave symbol...


Ok, follow these steps to cure your problem. Warning, you will lose saved game data!!

Step 1. Turn the PS3 off into standby mode (red light on)
Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep when you press it, then beep 5 seconds later and then once more another 5 seconds later and turn off. Release the power button.
Step 3. Press and hold the power button. It will beep once when you press it, again 5 seconds later and then 2 quick beeps together. When you hear these 2 beeps release the power button
Step 4. The PS3 will start up asking you to connect a controller via USB and press the PS button. Do this and then continue to the next step
Step 5. The options menu will display. Select option 5 "Restore PS3 System". The PS3 will re-install the software required and restart. Hopefully this will solve your problem

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

Aug 20, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Loading problems with Playstation3 system


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If your system is not loading properly this is a sign that you may have corrupted data on your hard drive. The link below will help you go through the steps to address any issues with your hard drive. If you still have trouble then you have a more serious hard ware problem.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4853494-fix_playstation_3_corrupted_hard_drive

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions

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When turning on ps3 purple screen with waves


Same prob my ps3 stays on the purple waves then won't load the main menu

Aug 31, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 tuns on but no homepage and controllers not responding right


Check out #3 on my 5 common problems with the PS3.

Just google my username.

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PS3 won't even show the menu screen


I suggest trying to reset the system by turing the system off first. ( Do not cut the power switch off in the back of the system). Then hold the on button for 3 beeps. See what happens.

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PS3 Problem.


PS3, The amazing device by sony also has some common problems like Xbox and Wii have. But good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of many DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog

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

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The hard drive is bust m8, you should remove the drive and take it to a local computer store and ask them 2 format the drive for you. When they come back and say the drive is unreadable ask them what replacements they have, i upgraded 2 a 160gig for £40.

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