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Why does the ps3 restart all the time?

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I've never really thought about it much before, but my cousin just got a ps3 and reminded me.  Every time you quit a game or an application the ps3 has to reboot completely...why?  What are ways to avoid this?  

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Re: Why does the ps3 restart all the time?

Feb 4, 2013
I never have to reboot my console anytime i exit a game or an app.
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Really? Most games when I use the quit option the screen goes black and I hear a few beeps and then the whole console reboots. Happens with most apps too.
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Feb 4, 2013
It's not normal for it to do that all the time, im not sure exactly what the problem is.

Have you tried going into safe mode and defragging the hard disk?

https://support.us.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1488/~/safe-mode-on-ps3

Select>Rebuild Database

See if the problem still occurs after.
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I'll give it a go later and see what happens.
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Feb 5, 2013

When you quit an app or game you should get the black screen with the XMB loading up from scratch. You should not hear any beeps though.

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Feb 5, 2013

Mine will do it every once in a while. Not often by any means. It's a brand new ps3 slim. It's happened quitting netflix a few times and when I quit Eufloria.

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(i've notice this, both turn off and reboot) Haven't had any problems w/ the apps; Howvere when i'm playing a PS2 game and i go to Quit Game, the system shuts down and reboots (disconnecting controller), well my controllers wont sync up. I have to shut the system down wait a few seconds then start it up w/ the controller again.

 

 

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JFK_Fan wrote:

(i've notice this, both turn off and reboot) Haven't had any problems w/ the apps; Howvere when i'm playing a PS2 game and i go to Quit Game, the system shuts down and reboots (disconnecting controller), well my controllers wont sync up. I have to shut the system down wait a few seconds then start it up w/ the controller again.

 

 


That usually occurs when you play Psone and ps2 games, so it's normal if you see your controller disconnecting for a couple of seconds.

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Emerald_Swords: I understand them disconnecting. But none of them (6 controllers) will resync after it reboots. I have to shut it down by hand {hoping it's not froze, so i dont crash it} and start it again w/ the controller... is this normal for everyone?

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