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Trick overheating

I always unpluged the cable every time i finish playing game...just to avoid the heat from cable tv n hdmi that connect to my ps3 machine...cause i think even the ps3 was on off condition, but the cable video, n hdmi that connect to the tv was sending a heat from tv to the ps3 when the tv was being used...i start doing this coz i think my ps3 was overheating,,,coz every time i turn it on it wont turn on,,,from red light-no light at all(off condition)...its like running out the power,,,

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when my son plays his PS3 after a while the screen goes blank and the message: check signal cable appears. His PS3 is connected to tv with an HDMi cable and the cable that fits into the AV with the three colours (red, white, yellow)


Try these steps:

1. Before resetting cables, make sure PS3 is turned off using the main power switch on the back.
2. Unplug the power cord of the PS3 and TV from the wall socket.
3. Connect HDMI cable to HDMI Out on back of PS3
4. Connect HDMI cable to HDMI Input port of the TV
5. Plug the PS3 and TV back in to the wall socket
6. Turn the main power switch on the back of the PS3 on.
7. While the PS3 in standby mode(red light on) hold down the on/off button on front of system until the system goes into standby mode again. (So the light cycle would go red light-green light-then back to red. This will ensure you held down long enough to reset video output settings.
8. Turn on the PS3 and once the system finishes powering up, the video output settings will automatically reset.

Mar 02, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Need Help


try connecting A/V rca cable first. go to ur diplay settings and then to video output settings in it select av multi. don't use HDMI settings let it automatically ask u when u plug in hdmi cable. Then switch to HDMI cable. I had a problem like this before with a ps3 that i had bought used. hdmi was set up and it took forever to set it up with rca cords. took many times power on and offs and unplugging video cords for it to reset. . not sure. Now when u plug in your hdmi on any tv it should automatically set up. and you have settings for a/v as backup. the other thing is it could be the just the port or cable.

Apr 22, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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what is broken my hdmi cable,ps3 unit or the hdtv?


I would suggest this (you haven't said what kind of tv you have). I have a 37 in vizio, and a 25 vizio flatscreen HD tv. I had my PS3 hooked up using HDMI first time I tried it I got the little pixels you were talking about...so do this. Sounds stupid but it helped me. The HDMI cable where it plugs into the tv plug and unplug a couple times (three times worked for me. Do the same at the PS3 side of the cable. You want to do this with both of the machines off. Also make sure you have the PS3 configured appropriately for your TV settings...There is a way you can auto setup the screen and sound by shutting the PS3 off and holding your finger on the power button for like 5-10 seconds (it will beep twice) then let your finger off the power button.

When my HDMI cable went bad it would go from having a picture and sound to having no sound and a picture, to no sound and no picture. I thought I had a bad HDMI slot...but it was just a bad HDMI cable

Apr 16, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Connect PS3 for playing/viewing blue-ray thru surround sound


I just finished setting up my system last night and was facing similar problems with sound/video from my PS3. The only option I could get working was to have the HDMI cable connected from the PS3 to the TV and then connect the Optical cable to the receiver for sound. I was under the impression that HDMI handles sound and video but for whatever reason the PS3 does not agree.

I have DTS sound and fantastic picture now through my PS3, hope this helps.

Cheers

Oct 05, 2008 | Sony DAV-HDX500 System

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PS3 not working through HDMI cable


connect PS3 to TV select HDMI channel on TV press AND HOLD power button on PS3 until screen resolution selection page appears.
PS3 should now work.
had this problem, this solved it.
typical repairman looking for work :)

Oct 06, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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