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When i turn my ps3 on my screen is all black and when i try to reset my system and when it tells me to connect my controller and press the ps button it doesint do anythink, please help

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Can I just check that you are actually using a USB cable to connect the controller to the PS3? And sometimes it takes a couple of presses for it to register. Try again for me and see what happens.

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As soon I I turn on ps3 the screen says connect the controller using a USB cable,then press the ps button. No home screen or anything it seems like it's frozen


This screen is the reset/recovery screen, you can make this occur manually, with the system in standby hold down the power button until you hear 2 beeps.

If you connect a controller using the USB cable can you continue? when you connect a controller and press the PS button it should take you to this screen?
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Ps3 remote wont work


you can try to reset the power switch in the back with the ps3 controller connect via the usb cable.
After you turn main switch in the rear on try using the controller's "PS" button to power on the system. If this does not work then power on the console using the button in front then use the PS button to sync....watching the top of the controller for recognition.

IF YOU ARE HAVING A PROBLEM WITH YOUR PS3 THE LAST THING TO DO IS TO TRY AND BOOT INTO DIAGNOSTIC SCREEN AND CHOOSE "RESTORE PS3 SYSTEM" or "REBUILD FILE SYSTEM". This can erase all saved data but is a good starting point for problem solving your PS3 before sending it to me for repair :-)

Nov 25, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have my PS3 connected via HDMI tcable o a Sony


Hi, try and troubleshoot your cables and after doing that, you can try this out too.

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

May 18, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 controller does not want to sync to the console. the lights blink when i press the ps button and doesnt connect; only with the usb. but when i disconnect the usb, it loses the connection again. i...


This is an issue since 3.10 update...MANY MANY people are having this problem. Try turning off console then turning console on by hand and waiting till its booted to turn on controller. eventually it will work, but its only a temporary fix, hopefully sony will respond to this problem soon

Dec 04, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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All the connections work the ps3 comes on but then goes black


You may have messed up the Screen-Settings, to solve this try this.

Step 1: Turn off the PLAYSTATION 3 by holding the Power button on the front of the unit till the Power light is red.

Step 2:
  1. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, meaning the PLAYSTATION 3 is powering on.
  2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep, indicating the video reset.
  3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a third beep and the system will power off (Power light is red).

Step 3:
  1. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, again for the PLAYSTATION 3 to power on.
  2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep for video reset.
  3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a quick double beep. At that point release the Power button. If you succeeded in activating Safe Mode, you will see a message on the screen saying, "Connect the controller using a USB cable and then press the PS button."
  4. Connect a USB cable to the controller and the PLAYSTATION 3 and press the PS button to enter Safe Mode.
  5. Then you will see the Safe Mode menu.

Step 4
: We recommending performing the safe mode options in the following order until one of the options works for you. If one of the options work, do not continue onto the other options.
  1. Restore Default Settings
  2. Restore File System
  3. Rebuild Database
  4. Restore PS3 System (This will wipe your harddrive, so remember to backup savegames.)

Oct 10, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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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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Ps3 controller wont connect to ps3


-Press the tiny reset button on the back of the controller
-Plug in the USB Connection wire
-Restart Console
-When loaded, Press the PS Button

Hope it works mate :)

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Problem with ps3 controller


Try hard resetting it by doing this:

Flip the controller over, and press the reset button. It's to the right of the middle-top screw ps3_controller_reset.jpg. You'll need something like a paperclip, toothpick, or something similar to push the button. Once you've reset your controller, connect it to your PS3 with a handy USB cable, and press the PS button (just like you did when you first got the controller). Now, it is paired again, and you should be OK.

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Best of luck!

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Picture on tv isn't appearing and controller not connecting


The only easy fix i know is to turn the console off and then press the power button until you hear a second beep. Hope this helps.

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