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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 floating across the screen continuously.I would like to know how to fix that problem please?

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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.

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