How to Reset PS3

If you are having issues with your Playstation 3 where it’s locking up or freezing, you might need to reset the unit.

You can perform a reset by holding down the Power button for about 10 seconds. The power light should turn red, then you can let go of the button.

Your PS3 has been reset, try to power on the unit normally to see if your problems persist.


  1. clarissa says

    hold down power button until you hear 2 beeps or hold down power button for 10 seconds.

  2. Pedro Luis says

    A few days ago I was playing ps3 and suddenly the image of the tv stopped. I disconnected the sitema and then reconnected but appeared on tv (hdmi function) to say “no signal”. I disconnected the cable and plugged the HDMI AV barrel that came with the ps3 but also appears to say “no signal”. I’ve done the trick of holding the Otho for 10 seconds and does not work … What could be happening?

  3. Dennis says

    My playstation 3 turns on, but none of the icons come up! The home wavy pic comes on. I’ve unplugged it and rep lugged, but nothing, and sometimes it does a “hardware repair” and nothing

  4. XboxDoc says

    Have you found a solution for your problem yet? I have a PS3 that needs to be unbricked

  5. Glenda says

    Everytime I talk to customer service about all the problems we keep having with the PS3, and this is the second one we have purchased, sony keeps telling me that other customers are not having these problems. By the looks of all these post, I can see that I am not the only one that has noticed Sony is building playstations that don’t last more than about a year, warranty time.

  6. wiktor says

    You have got the yellow light of death which means you will have to get a new one.

  7. sam ausden says

    hello, i had the same sort of problem, and held my finger down on the power button for 10 secs and it worked fine after

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