Removing the CD
Before you start, be sure that no CD's are still inside.
To remove them, there are instructions here.
For consistency, here are instructions for removing it on the PS3 FAT Model.
- Turn off the PS3 system via the MAIN POWER switch while pressing and holding the eject button.
- Turn the PS3 system on again via the MAIN POWER switch while still holding the eject button.
- The PS3 system should now eject the disc.
Before trying to fix your PS3 yourself, check to see if you have warranty. If you don't, don't stress. You should also try ringing Sony support or contacting them via email to question problems with them.
Should you run into a ditch or really just hate talking to Sony, then here are some fixes below for common and strange problems.
(Warning: Some fixes may result in data loss and may not fix your PS3 at all, so continue at your own risk)
Recovery Menu (Safe Mode)
Safe mode comes as valuable help as it can solve many problems by rebuilding or restoring systems if they malfunction. (Again, may not work for you, so do so at your own risk!)
To get into the Recovery Menu, you can read the page here, or follow exact instructions from it below:
Turn off the PlayStation 3 by holding the Power button on the front of the unit till the Power light is red.
Touch and hold the Power button (do not remove your finger from the 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 another 5 seconds you will hear a third beep and the system will power off (Power light is red).
Touch and hold the Power button (again, do not remove your finger from the button). As in Step 2, 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 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."
Connect a USB cable to the controller and the PlayStation 3 and press the PS button to enter Safe Mode.
You will now see the Safe Mode menu.
We recommend 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.
- Restore Default Settings
- Restore File System
- Rebuild Database
- Restore PS3 System
Third Party Fixes
Third party fixes (i'm talking about videos to help you do this and that) tend to be quite low quality and aren't always reliable, so i'm not adding them.
They are all over the web and there would be too many to fit in here anyway.
If you cherish data and/or are worried about breaking your PS3 further, contact Sony or follow the Safe Mode instructions for your best chances.