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When I turn my ps3 on I only can see the waves and the brighte dust form the screen but it doesn't show the menu just that

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There are many reasons cause PS3 hang up in wave screen and won't turn on. Your PS3 hardware need some kind of fixes. Send back to Sony is expensive. You better repair by yourself. I suggest you bought this guide, you can learn how to trouble shooting and disassembly your console and fix it at last. Good luck!

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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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My PS3 doe's the same the wave thing comes on but no main menu but the screen is green. I don't want to lose my memory I'm so far on my games if someone could help contact me


Ok, please follow my guide BUT DO NOT CHOOSE OPTION 5 TO START WITH!!

Please choose option 3 first, then 4 then as a last resort 5, option 5 WILL wipe your hard drive -

http://www.fixya.com/support/r6784919-playstation_3_not_starting_up

Thank you for using FixYa

May 03, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation turns on and brings up the background wave screen saver but doesn't show any menu?


hello try resetting it, turn on the ps3 press and hold standby button on the front you will 1 bleep then 2 short bleeps after the 2 short bleeps release the button it should reset

regards
shaun

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

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The play station turns on but the menu is not coming up. The wave line is on the screen of the TV


Same problem just happened to me. Playing a game and the game froze. Sat there in shock for about 10 to 15 seconds and the screen went black. Shut it off. Now every time I go to turn it back on again it starts up, I get the PS3 logo and then the blue wave starts. About 5 seconds after that the wave starts to lag and then nothing.... Stays on the lagging blue wave screen... THIS BLOWS!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 15, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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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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My ps3 screen is purple when you turn it on


I have the same prob, when I turn my ps3 the screen stays on the purple waves and won't load the main menu

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

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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.

Mar 18, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 Wont load system menu


Take it back to the store you purchased it from and exchange it for another one.

Jan 19, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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