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PS3 Freezes every time on startup - Can't do anything!

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14 Mar 2011
By evanz89

Hi, I've only had my PS3 simce august and its already failing me!

 

So when I press the startup button the startup music comes on with the PS3 Logo then it comes up with please wait screen then goes off and just freezes with the screen with the wavy line through the middle with nothing else on it. It does this every time so I can't do anything.

 

Anyone have any ideas what I can do?

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Hi guys, 

 

If your PS3 system is freezing try the troubleshooting steps in our Fix & Replace tool

 

You can also try tweeting Ask PlayStation UK (Operating hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 2:30pm to 11:00pm GMT) or contacting Customer Support for further help.

 

SFZ 

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PS3 Recovery Menu

 

 

  1. Place the PS3 in standby mode 
  2. Press and hold the power button for a couple of seconds, you should hear a beep
  3. Keep a hold of the power button for a couple more seconds, the PS3 should shut back down to standby mode
  4. Once this happens, press and hold the power button again for a couple of seconds, waiting for 1 single beep.
  5. Ignore this beep and keep it pressed until you hear 2 consecutive beeps, release the button.
Choose option 3 and try again. You may also need to re-enter the recovery menu and try option 4.
For further information on recovery mode (also known as Safe Mode):

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Hi thanks for the reply, I have done both options 3 and 4 and I am still getting the same problem.

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It seems you might have to restore the PS3 then if those have failed. Unfortunately that will be a format and you will lose all your data.
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Ok thats not really a problem as I don't have that much on it anyway, I have been away for 4 months so not that much data. Just done it now and it seems to be working fine. Thanks for the help, was getting worried there!

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how do i completely restore my ps3 system and erase all data because i have the same problem and i cant do anything

plz help

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did it
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i still have the problem
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how do u restore if u cant get on to ps3
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I restored it 9 times not working please help me fast :xCry:

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did it but i still got the problem can u help me
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I HAVE A FIX FOR THIS! You'll loose your savegames until you get your ps3 on a wired connection (possibly a home wifi that doesn't require a log on)

Stay away from hotel wifi's, at all costs. For some reason sony don't believe in Internet which requires a log on and the punishment is to brick your ps3.

I've found this only works if you can get into safe mode. (Hold power button until it turns off,let go, then hold it down till it beeps twice quickly and let go) once in safe mode, select option two, I believe it's "restore default settings" which ever doesn't warn you about formatting. Once this is all done, it should say it's found your user data but you will need to sign into psn again, it'll feel like your setting it up for the first time. It'll also tell you when you start your game that you didn't create the save game so it won't load it, that's why you need to be online at home or somewhere you know it's good.

I know all this because I have had three ps3's "bricked" now,ps3 phatt, slim & super slim. Took me the third time to figure it out. Not that I should have to, at the expense of buying a new console for no reason other than sony can't rectify a ridiculous problem such as log on through browser wifi.

Have fun all and make sure to send a complaint to sony, this needs to be made VERY CLEAR that this is not acceptable and especially on the launch of the ps4.

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I am having a simalier issue. Ive have the 80GB fatty and never had an issue until the latest update. My system would start to freeze, I'd shut her down and start back up working fine again up until the other day where will not do anything I did my research and got into safe mode did option 3 & 4 both did not fix the issue. I then decided what the heck and did the reformate only for it to work for about 10 minutes. Now I either can not get past the start up, get back into safe mode or the picture does not show up. I really need help figuring this out cause I dont want to spend money on another system can someone please help me with this?

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im having the same problem all my other profiles work great but mine freeze at startup plz help me 

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thank you for that, i learned my lesson the hard way )):

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when i start up the ps3 system a message comes up saying your ps3 wasnt turned off correctly the last time it was on. the system could be corrupted. click ok to repair the system this could take 2 to 3 hours to complete. so when i click yes it finishes installing then it gets onto the main screen were the ps3 sign comes up then it freezes when the wavey thing comes up.but 5 mins ago i some how got onto it with out it freezing so i played little big planet 2 for a bout half an hour then when i took the disk out it froze again. now its doing the repeat all again what should i do?

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people i need help..what can i do

 

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hi my ps3 is having the same problem i have already restored the ps3 it did not work should i retry it or is there another way 

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How do I restore my playstation?
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dnlgee wrote:
It seems you might have to restore the PS3 then if those have failed. Unfortunately that will be a format and you will lose all your data.

Win i fermated my ps3 it  freezes at 0 % cheach time i start it up I PRESS OK IT STELLS FREEZES I LEED HALP

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I had this freezing problem last night with a Ps3 on Hotel Wi-Fi.  None of the solutions in this thread (that I'd read) worked but I did come up with a unique solution myself.

 

I reasoned if I created a Wi-Fi hotspot on my phone with the same SSID (obviously passworded) as the hotels Wi-Fi it would try to connect to my phone first because it would be the strongest signal.

 

It only needed to be on for a minute but it worked like a charm.  The Ps3 connected to my phone instead of the hotel Wi-Fi and I was able to disable the network settings.

 

Still would like to know why the Ps3 freezes when connected to this type of network!

 

Thanks Sony!

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