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When i turn on console nothing happens either i get a blank screen or the wavy screen before the icons pop up

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  • Shawn S May 11, 2010

    what colour is your led on your ps3?

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    Did you install a new HDD recently? Did you perform a recent firmware upgrade?

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There are two things you can try:

1) First try the following: Switch the PS3 off (Red Light). Hold your finger on the power button until the PS3 switches on and off. Take your finger off and hold it in again. It will come on. Hold it until you hear a double beep and take it off immediately. You will then be taken into a recovery menu. It will ask you to connect your controller via USB. Choose option 3 - Restore File System (Do not try any other option as it will erase some or all data on your HDD) It will also give you a message that the file system is corrupted. Just go through it and continue the restore.

2) Put another HDD in the PS3, format it when prompted and you will have the XMB back. Now remove the HDD and put your old one back.

Hope it helps

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