When your PlayStation 3 is unresponsive or is not performing as usual, rebooting it may be necessary. A simple reboot often fixes small problems and gets the console running smoothly again. Unlike computers and some game consoles, the PlayStation 3 does not have a "Restart" button. Therefore, it must be completely shut down before it is restarted. It is important to shut down the PlayStation 3 properly and not unplug it and plug it in again.
Press the "Power" button on the front of the PlayStation 3. The power indicator light begins to flash green as the system shuts down.
Wait for the indicator light to turn red. Once it is red, the system has properly shut down.
Press the "Power" button to restart the PlayStation 3. The indicator light turns green when the system is on.
Tips & Warnings
- Do not turn the power switch off and on to reboot the device. It can damage the system.
PS3 Remote Problems
The PS3 remote control lets users easily navigate the PlayStation 3 home screen and Xcross Media Bar. The PS3 remote controls media...
How to Reboot the XBox
The Xbox 360 is a next generation gaming device and media player. It can display movies, play games, and stream content (audio...
How to Fix a DLNA Error on the PlayStation 3
The Digital Living Network Alliance, or DLNA, allows your PlayStation 3 to connect to a network to share data. This lets you...
How to Manually Restart the BIOS on a PlayStation 3
Computer owners aren't the only ones who have to deal with console-breaking bugs anymore. If you own a PS3 that has become...