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When inserting a USB memory stick into my PS3, and then selecting it in the XMB, my PS3 freezes - I can't even turn it off until I remove the memory stick.

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Ur memory stick is probably infected with a virus or something.

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Instal screen freezes at 99%,cannot get to diag screen


Try accessing the recovery menu 'safe mode'.




Press and hold the power button until the systems shuts off. (wait 2 seconds)

Press and hold the power button again until you here 3 beeps. Let go.




It should ask you to connect your controller via usb and press the PS button in

the middle of your controller. There will be a menu with 6 options.You need 6.





You will need to have the latest firmware on a usb stick. Download the firmware from the playstation official website onto a usb stick. Once prompted by your system you will need to insert the usb stick into the PS3. Good luck..





If this doesn't work:





Your HARD DRIVE (aka: Hard Disk), located on the left side of the unit, has crashed. You will need to replace the HD.

When you replace your hard drive, you will need to have the latest firmware on a

usb stick. Download the firmware from the playstation official website onto a usb

stick. Once prompted by your system you will need to insert the usb stick into the

PS3. Good luck..




You will need 2.5" Sata Hard Drive.

Jan 28, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I am trying to copy a movie (previously copied onto my ps3 via memory pen) from my ps3 to my windows 7 laptop. When i hit copy a message comes up saying "connect storage media at the save...


Hi fat_cheesy_b

When you insert your usb stick into the usb port you then go to the movie you would like to copy hit triangle copy then you need to find your usb stick in the list so you can transfer the movie to there..
So firstly you want to make sure your usb is big enough to transfer the movie on there around 2gb would be find...Then you insert your usb stick into ps3 turn your system on go to the movie you want to copy from your ps3 system hit triangle copy and your usb device should flash up on the screen for you to select...

If your usb stick isn't being displayed you need to convert it to fat file system which is easy to do you put your usb stick into your computer go to my computer right click on the usb stick and select format to fat file system that way the ps3 will recognize the device..Try this if you need more help please be sure to reply back and i will be happy t help you =) cheers nikki (Please rate my answer)

Jan 23, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I turn my ps3 on it says ps3 and it freezes ive tried treoubleshooting it and it freezes on that too.please help!!


Try accessing the recovery menu 'safe mode'.

Press and hold the power button until the systems shuts off. (wait 2 seconds) Press and hold the power button again until you here 3 beeps. Let go.

It should ask you to connect your controller via usb and press the PS button in the middle of your controller. There will be a menu with 6 options. Try 2-5. If this doesn't work, you will definitely need to replace your HARD DRIVE. This is a problem that I have faced before.

When you replace your hard drive, you will need to have the latest firmware on a usb stick. Download the firmware from the playstation official website onto a usb stick. Once prompted by your system you will need to insert the usb stick into the PS3. Good luck..

You will need 2.5" Sata Hard Drive

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Upgrade wiped out game memory


Hi

Did you take a backup of your game saves or the system backup before upgrading the firmware of your PS3? if not then there is no method to retreive your game saves, however i am listing few steps for you so that you can take a backup in future before you upgrade your PS3

Game saves are of two types, the first ones are those which you can take on any memory stick (cf, ms duo, sd) and there are few saves which cannot be taken on a memory stick due to copyright issues, here you would have to take a full system backup and would require a external Hard Disk to save or a memory stick with a larger capacity.

Steps for Game Save Backups only

1. On the XMB (cross media bar), go to the Game section.
2. Go to Game Saves
3. Put in your memory stick
4. Find the game save you want to copy/backup, highlight it and hit the Triangle button.
5. Choose the menu option to Copy
6. Hit the X button on the memory stick and let it copy.
Steps for System Back up

In the XMB, go to System
Go to Settings > System Settings > Backup Utility
Then choose Back Up
Finally, pick the device to backup too (memory stick, usb harddrive, etc).

While doing a system backup all content of your PS3 including videos, music etc. would be included in the backup, however if you have purchased any copyright material, it would not get restored even if you do a complete system backup

Dec 02, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn it on all i see is a wavey line. no main menu


I had the same problem after loading the latest patch and I resolved the problem.
The ps3 would turn on and just sit at the wavy line.
I initially installed the latest patch directly on the ps3 through it's internet connection. To fix it I had to download it and copy it to a sd memory card (camera memory) and insert that into the sd memory slot on the ps3.
Follow this procedure for proper setup of the update file.
http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/Sy…

Here is what i did to fix it.
-hold down the power button for 2 separate beeps. It will turn on then off. Take finger off button.
-after it powers off (light red) press the power again and hold until you hear a single beep (or 2) then a double beep. After the double beep stop pressing the button. (it took me a couple of tries to get to this point.)
-This will bring you to a menu
-Select install update option
-insert the sd memory card or usb memory card/stick.
-the ps3 will find the update and reinstall.
-let the install finish and let it reboot on it's own.

This worked for me. Hope it works for you.

Nov 20, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 freezing constantly


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PS3 Freezes on startup


ok here is how you do it i finally fixed my ps3 by doing some easy steps



1.have the ps3 off with the red light on and put your finger on it until it turns on and the off again

2.take off your finger and then put it on again on the power touch button until you hear two beeps

3.it will ask you to connect a usb cable from your controller to the ps3 do that

4.after that go to the second one that says restore data or memory

do those steps and your ps3 will start working in no time

Oct 01, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation 3 problem


Hello.
If it doesn't even load to the XMB or only gets to the XMB and freezes, then it's the hard drive. Remove the hard drive and try a different one. It will ask you to format it, say yes, then it will turn off and back on.

Also, just to keep up your machine, get some compressed air and use the straw it comes with to blow out your PS3 to remove most of any dust build up.

Aug 12, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 having trouble accessing xmb when turned on.


safe option:

download v2.40 onto memory stick:

http://www.us.playstation.com/ps3/network/updates/pc_update.html#update_PC

install it via update via storage device.

if you can get it back to v2.40, you are lucky, just look at how many people are having problems with there ps3 at the moment on this forum

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Try to format the card in FAT 32 format

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