Ps3 will not load. [Solved/Closed]

- - Latest reply:  Wave - May 30, 2017 at 01:52 AM
Hello, I have a PS3 that will not load after pushing start button. It seems to freeze while loading settings. Help please! what can I do to correct?
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approved by Jean-François Pillou on Nov 27, 2018
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I finally found the solution as I had the same issue. Try the following:
  • Step 1 - Turn off the playstation 3 by holding the power button on the front of the unit till the power light is red.
  • Step 2 - Touch and hold the power button, you will hear the first beep, meaning the playstation 3 is powering on.
    • Continue to hold the power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep, indicating the video reset.
    • Continue to hold the power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a third beep and the system will power off (power light is red).
  • Step 3 - Touch and hold the power button, you will hear the first beep, again for the playstation 3 to power on.
    • Continue to hold the power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep for video reset.
    • Continue to hold the power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a quick double beep. At this point release the power button. if you succeeded in activating the safe mode, you will see a message on the screen saying 'connect the controller using a USB cable and then press the PS button.'
  • Step 4 - Perform the safe mode options in the following order until one of the options works for you. If one option works, do not continue onto the other options.
    • Restore Default Settings
    • Restore File System
    • Rebuild Data Base
    • Restore PS3 System etc...


Goodluck!

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Hi Thanks for your help, it WORKED!! horraaah calm in the house is restored!!
omg thank u soooooo muchh
thanks a lot, it work for my ps3.. terima kasih terima kasih terima kasih
just want to say a big thankyou i've finally sorted it thanks to your advise.
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Hold button to turn off ps3 for 10 sec,
Turn on ps3 and hold button untill you hear 3 beeps exactly,
Select Restore file system and restore the ps3.
hey man,thanks for the tip,it works a treat now
cheers
rich
Hey that actually worked!
Thanks man
Dude, I done as above, but now I won't get farther then (connect the controller using a usb cable, and then press the ps button) when I do that nothing happens? what to do???
Epic win! 30 second fix to my problem!
Thanks had do it twice but it worked.
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My PS3 was working fine, then all of a sudden, it froze while loading MLB 2010 The Show as I was about to play a game against a friend. So I turned it off with the power button, and went to the game. When I clicked the game it froze on a black screen. So I followed Chants > Cookie Monsters instructions, it did the default systems didn't work, then did the file systems, and now it is good. When I started the file systems it said my hard disk was corrupted but it fixed it.
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Entering Reset/Safe Mode will help with some problems such as a blank screen at startup. Sometimes the sys gets set to HDMI rather than RCA and the reset forces the sys to return to default (Red, Yellow, and White cord).

NOTE: IF YOU HAVE AN OLDER MACHINE - 2008 OR BEFORE USING V2.3 OR EARLIER YOU CANNOT RESET USING THE PRESS AND HOLD METHOD. I SPENT A YEAR TRYING VARIOUS COMBINATIONS ON MY MACHINE WITHOUT ANY SUCCESS. iNSTALLING v2.76 CURED THE PROBLEM INSTANTLY. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME FUTZING ABOUT WITH BUTTON COMBINATIONS FOR HOURS LIKE I DID.

If your BRD isn't working blow it out using a duster with a probe attachment. If it doesn't work, especially after an update, this is a common problem. In a year of reading about this (my BRD is hosed) the solution is getting a new BRD. If you can't do it yourself then a repair shop will usually charge around $100 to fix it. What I've read is the updates increase the number of hits to the BRD and this will overheat the laser buring it out. There is a law suit pending in Florida in regard to v3.0 bricking scads of PS3's. I'm not sure what the current status of the suit is.

if you are considering sending your machine back to Sony and it is not under warranty, Sony charges $150 and they only give a 3 month warranty. if your repaired machines bricks on day 91 you get to pay another $150. Sony is rumored to be using parts pulled from bricks to fix bricks so sending in your brick does not mean you are getting new parts. There is also a chance they will send you a different machine rather than the one you sent in so you might trade a BRD issue for a mobo issue or a CPU/GPU issue or some other flavor of headache. Since you might not get back the machine you sent in you should backup the HD to flash, pull it, or pull it and swap a smaller drive if you have one.

I love the PS2/PS3 but Sony honks hard core.
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hi. so I had this problem too. I couldnt see anything when I turned on my PS3, I couldnt hear anything either. I took out he hardrive and reinstalled it, pressed power and it fixed the problem. hope it helps. :)
Hey Joe I tried your solution a couple times and finally worked the third time....Thanks for your post it really helped....
Oh and for the record my symptoms were no start up or home screen just a blank screen when turning the ps3 on....Happened occasionaly and usually would correct its self after a few days but yeah hopefully it fixes the issue for good....THANKS AGAIN !!!!!!
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yo my cod and stuff like that works but some of my ps2 games dont load I got the 80gb and still my fav old ps2 game don work I really dont want to restore my ps3 cause I got like 95% done of spec ops on my ps3 and 98 god dam feathers on assassins creed and I really dont want to start over help me yo
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ya jerodW mine did the same thing but now it wont fix its self help what do I do
Hey Joe.I tried what you said a couple times too but still I cant fix it!How can I do it?Please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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keep the ps3 on button tilll it beeps 3 times
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turn it off then wait 4 10 mins then turn it back on