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I updated my ps3 on the new systems update that came out on the 30th july. then on the 3rd aug whenever i press the ps button on my remote it freezes. then i switch it off by the on/off switch on the back of it. also when i try to watch a dvd (not blue ray) i just get a black screen, and then have to switch off by the on/off switch at the rear of the machine.

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  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    when i play a game i hit the ps button and it freezes just a black screen with the load sign there

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    jake_lik_sur Jan 11, 2009

    when i play a game and press the ps button it freezes and when i turn it off using the controller it beeps before it turns off what does that mean

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I did that system update thing useless so i rang sony and they said go 2 system settings and restore ps3 settings should take 3/4 hours and that should sort it hope this helps

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Attempt an install from a storage device as the other person suggeste. If this does not work, contact customer support from Sony to verify that you are still under warranty and request an RMA for your device. I know two people personally that have experienced this same problem, and it has been a failure of the hardware in the device.
You can download the update for your device here:
http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/SystemUpdates/PS3
Here is your warranty information:
http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/Warranties/PS3
And customer support information (click repair):
http://playstation.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/playstation.cfg/php/enduser/ask.php

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Try:

connect your controller via the lead to your playstation, now download the update onto a memory stick and put that into the playstation and install via the memeory stick.

Follow:

http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/SystemUpdates/PS3/pc_update.html

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

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My ps3 searches forever and doesnt find my headset, what can i do? its mad catz


You might need to update your PS3..

How to Update Your Ps3 Firmware With Your Computer


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So you want to update your ps3, but you don't have your ps3 connected to the internet, well no fear in this article I will show you how to update your ps3's firmware by using your computer.

Instructions
Things You'll Need

Internet
J-Drive

1 First go to this website,http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/SystemUpdates/PS3
and click on the download now button just under the big ps3 and save it to your desktop or any other place that you can get to the file easly.

2 Now get into your j-drive and make a new folder named "PS3".

3 Now click on the PS3 folder and make a new one called "UPDATE".

4 Now put the downloaded update file ito the "UPDATE" folder that you just made.

5 Take the j-drive to your ps3 and plug it into the usb port.

6 Once done with that go to settings, system update, update via mass storage device.

7 Follow the directions on the screen to complete the update.

8 Once done you cna go back to playing on your ps3.

Tips & Warnings

You can do this for every update that you do
Its free to do
If it don't work you did it wrong

Or you could try this 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

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PS3's will sometimes loose their connection to the controllers. I have always fixed this problem with these steps:

1. Make sure the system is off (red light)
2. plug the control in with the usb cable
3. press the PS button in the middle of the controller (this will let the console relearn the controller)
4. once the lights on the front of the controller are not blinking red anymore, and have a single green light indicating which player the controller has taken, hold the PS button and turn off the system
5. once the system is off, unplug the usb cable
6. the controller should work without the cable now. (check by pressing the PS button to turn the system back on

Controllers will lose their connection to the PS3 when they die completely, during updates, power outages, etc. I don't know what exactly causes it, but I have had to do this process several times since I got my PS3.

Thanks,
John Vickers

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Just updated to 3.55. when I turn system on, I get a system update screen that warns me if I update the PS3 by installing the software, you will not be able to use an "other OS'. Says press PS button...


There is no need to have technical knowledge to do fix this problem,, just get ps3 repair guide from internet and follow the steps in it and fix your problem by your own.......


Click here to download repair guide

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

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When I push and hold the ps button on the remote the screen goes black and flashes


Hello,

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

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Press the very centre button and check the lights on the top of the joypad. Are any lights lit solid? Once the light comes on solid the controller is active. If these do not light youll need to charge your ps3 remote with the usb cable that came with the ps3.

Also if your ps3 remote is lit for number 2, hold down the ps button, very middle for about 5seconds. Should have an option for reassign controllers, select that and put your controller to number 1.

Hope this helps

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