Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
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
Posted on Aug 05, 2009
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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
stick. Once prompted by your system you
will need to insert the usb stick into the
PS3. Good luck..
You will need 2.5" Sata Hard Drive.
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