If you are having problems with your Playstation 3 gaming console, now is the time to learn how to start your PS3 in "Safe Mode." "Safe Mode" is a hidden feature in the PS3 console that is used to help diagnose and eliminate issues affecting the gaming console’s operation. Safe Mode is not recommended unless the system is no longer able to start up normally, as some of the options displayed in "Safe Mode" can cause a loss of data.
What you’ll need start PS3 in safe mode:
- Sony PS3
- Turn off the PS3. Locate the PS3’s power button at the front of the unit. Touch and hold the power button until the power light becomes red.
- Reset the PS3. Touch and hold the power button. The unit will power on and you will hear a beep. Continue to hold the power button and you will hear a second beep, indicating the video reset. Keep holding the power button down until you hear a third beep. The console will power off afterwards.
- Activate the "Safe Mode" feature. Touch and hold the power button. Again, the unit will power on and you will hear a beep. Continue to hold the power button and again, you will hear a second beep for the video reset. Continue to hold the power button until you hear a quick double beep. Release the power button.
- Using "Safe Mode." If you are successful in activating "Safe Mode," you will see the following message on screen: “Connect the controller using a USB cable and then press the PS button.” Follow the instructions on screen in order to enter "Safe Mode."