The PlayStation 3 (or commonly known as the PS3) is the third home computer entertainment system produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, and the successor to the PlayStation 2. It was released November 11, 2006

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Why won't the PS3 display any home screen?

The console powers up normally. All connections have been tested and are good. HDTV and receiver inputs are set properly, but suddenly we only get a blank dark gray screen. No home menu screen as normal. All other inputs (cable) to TV and receiver work .

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I changed something in my video settings and now I see no picture when I turn on my ps3 how do I reset my ps3 back to original form


I did the same thing and alls i get is a blank screen no game,help


none of these options won't work on my ps3 especially the safe menu if I pick one it would just freeze this didn't happen before.


Try getting a new hard disk off eBay Sata 500gb 2.5"


mine wont show anything after i updated it and still wont show anything i cant turn it back off cant reset the display settings and still wont work


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Preston15, I would try to start the PS3 in safe mode and see if you can restore, if you can even get to it. But give it a try and let us know. instructions

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:

1. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, meaning the PLAYSTATION 3 is powering on.

2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep, indicating the video reset.

3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a third beep and the system will power off (Power light is red).

Step 3:

1. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, again for the PLAYSTATION 3 to power on.

2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep for video reset.

3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a quick double beep. At that point release the Power button. If you succeeded in activating Safe Mode, you will see a message on the screen saying, "Connect the controller using a USB cable and then press the PS button."

4. Connect a USB cable to the controller and the PLAYSTATION 3 and press the PS button to enter Safe Mode.

5. Then you will see the Safe Mode menu.

Step 4:

We recommending performing the safe mode options in the following order until one of the options works for you. If one of the options work, do not continue onto the other options.

1. Restore Default Settings

2. Restore File System

3. Rebuild Database

4. Restore PS3 System

Sometimes, this can also happen when the resolution is set to high i.e. to HD without a HD monitor etc. There is a way that you can reset this too even so you can not see it. You might want to try this first :

Turn your console on and press the button slowly

left 4 times

down 10 times

press X slowly 3 times

then press up twice (to change the display settings)

then press X a few times.

This should get you to a different resolution.

Good LucK and let us know if it worked.

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It worked for me on the first one default settings thanks!


my ps3 is not showing anything on my tv not even black screen. what display is the normal tv screen.


I did what it said and it erased all my games that I bought and it erased my data from GTA5 do you know how to get it back ?


Hi I was also thinking of the exact same thing


Mayel you need to at least sign in to playstation plus in order to backup your files online


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Reset your vedio settings hold power till here bleep then bleep bleep then it gose off then left go and pres and hold till you here bleep ...... bleep then let go

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am sorry but this is not a comment I have the same problem I would I really do this


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You need to delete all of your software from your console and reinstall your software on to a thumb drive and move it on to your console .

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When you power up, the PS3 will have to format the new hard drive.

You may see a message similar to the following, 'The system software cannot be run correctly...Insert storage media that contains update data of version 4.11 or later, and then press the START and SELECT buttons at the same time...'.

If you are trying to restore a backup to your new hard drive, and, after following the steps from the previous message, you receive an error message similar to the following, 'The data is corrupted (8002F225)', then you may need to grab the latest PS3 System Software Update from before the system will be able to format the new drive.

Hit 'X' and continue until the formatting is complete.

Once the formatting is done, go to the 'Settings' XMB option and select 'System Settings' then go to 'System Information'

You should now see the storage capacity of your new hard drive.


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I have the answer guys! I had the same problem just now. My dad also had the same problem he fixed it. He called the psn an which they said turn it off. Don't hold it. Wait a while then hold till it turns on. Keep doing it till it fixes. Sometimes don't hold it then sometimes hold it idk. How my dad did it but he saved me a lot of trouble.If this didn't work call psn they help. Tell your parents an tell them it isn't your fault its the playstation it needed to be updaded or it was turned off incorrectly. It can be fixed just takes some time. : D Hopefully this helped.!!

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