The PS3 Troubleshooting Shortcut Cheat Sheet That Sony Doesn’t Tell You About

Cool PS3 Short Cut Fixes

Here are some nifty time saving ps3 troubleshooting shortcuts that I discovered, plus a few additional shortcuts that were thrown my way by some friendly PlayStation gamers. Anyway, I hope these offer you some good troubleshooting help.

Fan test

The Fan Test works for CECHG models and higher. The power switch on the back of the PS3 must be turned off. For PS3 slim models, simply unplug the console. Hold down the eject button and at the same time turn the power back on. Release the eject button once the fan turns on. The process takes about 30 seconds. Click here for more information on Fan Test.

PS3 Reset

Hold down the Power/Standby button on the front of the console for 10 seconds until the power indicator light shows red. Then simply restart your ps3.

Forced Disc Eject

If you’re having problems removing a disc from your console hold the eject button down for 6 seconds (PS3 needs to be in on position) to force it to eject.

Blu-ray Reset

While the PS3 is in on position, hold down the eject button for 12 seconds which will reset the Blu-ray.

Safe Mode

Place the PS3 in standby mode so the power light is showing red on the front of the console. Turn off the main power to the console. Turn the console main power back on, then hold down the power/standby button. You will hear a short beep after about 5 seconds, a further beep after 10 seconds when the system will shut down. Release the power/standby button.

Next touch and hold down the power/standby button again and after 5 seconds you will hear the system beep once. When you hear 2 short beeps in quick succession, release the power/standby button. Click here for detailed instructions on Safe Mode.

Video Reset to Factory Settings

While the PS3 is in off mode (standby) hold down the power button until you hear the second beep to reset the video to the basic factory settings.

Turn off Sixaxis or Dualshock 3

You can turn off Sixaxis or DualShock 3 by holding down the PS button on your controller for 10 seconds.