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My son reset defaults on his PS3 and now most games will not load. Is there a solution. Nick

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The only way I have been able yo fix this problem is by going online with the PS3, and reinstalling the software update.

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One son's franchise works, the other's doesn't. When it loads the screen is blank.... Any tips?


The problem may be that the PS3's video settings are not going through the correct cables. To fix this, hold your finger on the Power Button for around 5-10 seconds and you should hear 2 beeps. This will reset your video output to the default cable. You can let go of the power button after the second beep. The screen should then be working.

May 31, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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8 Steps to Fixing Any PS3 Issue


Note: If your PS3 is on, but you are looking at a blank screen, you PS3 may be in HD mode.
  • Turn off your PS3.
  • Hold down the power button for 2 beeps. This will reset your PS3 video to standard output.
  • If you are unable to reset your video, skip to Step 8.

8 Steps to Fixing Any PS3 Issue
  1. Back Up your PS3. You will need a compatible external hard disk drive for this step.

  2. Enter Recovery Mode.


  3. Choose "System Update".

    Try to load a game or movie. If it works, skip the rest of the steps listed below; otherwise, continue.

  4. Re-enter Recovery mode, and choose "Restore Default Settings".

    Try to load a game or movie. If it works, skip the rest of the steps listed below; otherwise, continue.

  5. Re-enter Recovery mode, and choose "Restore File System".

    Try to load a game or movie. If it works, skip the rest of the steps listed below; otherwise, continue.

  6. Re-enter Recovery mode, and choose "Rebuild Database".

    Try to load a game or movie. If it works, skip the rest of the steps listed below; otherwise, continue.

  7. Re-enter Recovery mode, and choose "Restore PS3 System". WARNING!: This option will delete everything on your PS3 hard disk drive!

    Try to load a game or movie. If it works, skip the rest of the steps listed below; otherwise, continue.

  8. Return the unit to Sony. If your PS3 is still under warranty the fix will be free; otherwise it will cost $150.

on Mar 26, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 load games or blue rays.


It could be that the settings on your ps3 are configured poorly for your television. Try fidling around with the output, and video settings form the settings section on the XMB. If none of this works then chances are your ps3 is broken.

Nick

Sep 17, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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GAME WILL LOAD BUT FREEZE MINUTES AFTER LOADING


try doing a factory reset but be warned resetting it deletes all data and restores it back to factory default this should correct the software glich that is causing your ps3 to freez or lock up

1. Power Off the PS3 via the power switch in back and power back on w/switch.

2. Hold Power Button on the Front until you hear 3 beeps.

3. Then go through the initial setup and then run a full Format via System > Format.. You may need to have our AV cables ready if your using HDMI (in case HDMI isn’t detected after initial reset

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

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My son has the Playstation 3 console. At the startup menu screen it freezes and will not continue to play . . .any suggestions?


YOU PROBABLY HAVE A CORRUPTED FIRMWARE DOWNLOAD.....YOU WILL NEED TO RESET THE PS3 BACK TO FACTORY DEFAULT THROUGHT THE PS3 SETTINGS...BEAWARE YOU MAY LOOSE DOWNLOADED CONTENT ON THE HARDRIVE

Jan 27, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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We bought a ps3 used the other owner had a online password we need the information to sign it to my son as the user we dont know the other user password how can we fix this problem


Hi renees1172,

If you would like to create a PSN account for your son/already have one, then it really doesn't matter if you were to:

-Reset to factory/default settings
-Format the PS3 hard drive (although if you do this, please make sure you backup all essential pictures/music/videos/game saves onto a usb drive)

From there onwards, you will have every setting restored to the way it was intended for a new owner, fresh out of the factory. You can then connect to anything without having to worry about security codes etc.

Hope this helps,

Please leave feedback,

Thanks!!!

Jan 17, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Cant load games


the playstation must be faulty, because all ps3's load games forever. Go to the dealer and ask for a refund.

Dec 27, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 won't play my ps3 disks or movies


sounds like the blu ray diode is burnt.
Send it to Sony for warranty replacement

Aug 30, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Parental code


Try to reset the PS3 by holding down the power button for at least 5 seconds. Otherwise, you can try this:
1. From the XMB home menu, go to icn_settings.gif (Settings) > icn_syssettings.gif (System Settings) > [Restore Default Settings].
2. Once you select [Restore Default Settings], you willsee a list of settings that will be restored. Scroll through them andpress the icn_btnx_color.gif button to restore the settings.
3.

  1. After the operation is complete, youwill see the initial setup screen that appeared the first time youturned on the PLAYSTATION 3.
    You will need to go through the initial setup process before you can use the PLAYSTATION 3 again.

IMPORTANT
TheRestore Default Settings feature will erase any previously savedsettings and restore all of the following settings to the default:
  • BD/DVD Settings
  • Music Settings
  • Chat Settings
  • System Settings
  • Date and Time Settings
  • Accessory Settings
  • Display Settings
  • Sound Settings
  • Security Settings
  • Network Settings
  • Internet Browser Settings
Also,do not confuse [Restore Default Settings] with the [Restore PS3 System]option (the next option down on the menu). The [Restore PS3 System]will not only restore the default settings, but it will also delete all hard disk content. (You will lose all saved content from your PS3 system's hard drive if you use [Restore PS3 System].)

Jul 24, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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