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My ps3 will not go past the first screen i can't get to my icons nothing but the wavy screen

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No icons coming up on home screen


So, when you power on the unit, you get the wavy screen and then nothing more? Perhaps no 'wavy screen'? If so:
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

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My PS3 has been broken for a very long period of time. About 6-9 months now, I've lost track. Every time I turn it on my PS3, it starts with the wavy animation and the colored background, and then the...


Ok, please try the following steps :

Step 1. Turn your PS3 off into standby (red light on)

Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep a total of 3 times and turn off again. Release the power button.

Step 3. Press and hold the power button. It will beep when you first press it, then 5 seconds later it will beep again and then it will beep twice quickly. Let go of the power button when you hear these 2 quick beeps.

Step 4. The PS3 will start up asking you to connect a controller via USB and press the PS button. Do this then continue to the next step

Step 5. The PS3 will load with a menu with 6 options, choose number 5 "Restore PS3 System" and follow the on screen prompts.

Using this method should sort your PS3 out for you.

Hope this helps

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This problem is because your PS3 software has become corrupt. The following steps will cure the problem but you will lose saved games and all other data. Your trophies will not be affected as these are stored by the Playstation Network.
Step 1. Turn your PS3 onto standby (Red light on)
Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep as soon as you press it, beep 5 seconds later then beep once more 5 seconds later and then turn back to standby. Release the power button.
Step 3. Press and hold the power button again. It will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later and then beep twice quickly. Let go of the power button as soon as you hear these two beeps.
Step 4. The PS3 will start up asking you to plug in a controller with a USB cable and press the PS button. Do this and it will boot into the recovery menu.
Step 5. Choose option 5 (Restore PS3 system). This will re-install the PS3 software and restart the console.
Step 6. When the PS3 restarts you will be asked to enter the time and date and other information. When the setup is complete your PS3 will boot into the home menu normally.

Hope this helps

Aug 11, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hallo,when i switch my ps3 on,all i get is the ps3 and a wavy line with snow on the screen.i have tried resetting the console to no effect.any ideas???


It's the GPU on the motherboard.

For DIY fix follow this guide.

Or you can send it to Sony direct 1-800-345-SONY

DIY will cost little to nothing but you'll need a special T10 Security Hex screwdriver, thermal paste, and a heat gun. The process isn't "easy" and it rarely works FYI ;)

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When I turn on my ps3, the initial music plays and the wavy bar comes up with the words "playstation 3" like normal. It then does nothing. The wavy bar stays on the screen and nothing happens. The color...


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Quick call and its fixed.... Whilst the PS3 is in stand by (red light on) press and hold the on button. Wait until it peeps slowly three times then take the finger off the button. This opens up a factory reset. Work from the top down and see which one fixes your PS3. For me it was a full reset, but at least it keeps your updgrades. :o(

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we have the same problem but i got one step to make it enter the system,, when turning on ur ps3 u nid to hold the switch until u hear the 2nd sound,, once that happen the system will show up but there is still a problem in my ps3,, u can see the system but it will not load games or any video icons in the system,, u will only see settings configuration there but once u click it the ps3 will freeze,, comment me if u had the same problem in entering the system,, i doubt that i need to format the hdd via pc,,

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