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Blank Screen PS3 HDMI fix.

So you were on HDMI, you did something, and now you have a "Blank Screen" don't panic, You just need to turn off the ps3 and hold the I/0 switch until it beeps a second time and it will be reset to default screen settings.

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When I'm told the system was not turned off correctly press ok then the screen stays blank


You corrupted your settings. Turn on the Ps3 let it power cycle, once you get to the blank screen hold down the power button until it beeps 3 times (about 25 secs) Your ps3 will shut off( note: if you have HDMI only, plug in your RCA connections as this will reset your ps3 display to analog) once you are back at xmb, plug in your HDMI and go to display settings and select HDMI. Always let your PS3 do its thing before shutting it down, its equivalent to unplugging your computer instead of logging off correctly.

Jul 06, 2012 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My son's playstation 3 has power going to it, the hdmi is new. The disc appears to be moving in the ps3 but nothing is appearing on the screen. All connectors are in correctly.


That happens when you change tv.
Unlpug it and wait for 30 seconds.
Plug it back. The red red light that indicates that the ps3 is off should be on.
The light must be red(turned off)
Now do this:

PRESS and HOLD the power button for 5-6 seconds untill you hear the second beep

There you go
check here if this didn't work
http://www.portfolioofpb.com/blog/update-ps3-blank-screen-switch-inputs-hdmi-to-composite-to-hdmi
Please rate if this solved your problem

Apr 15, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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in a hotel with a tv that only has coaxial input. bought a rf modulator video converter from rca to coaxial. Was running hdmi at home. current set up does not work? console should automatically switch to rca's when no hdmi cable is connected right? I remember setting hdmi as output on initial settings when i first bought the ps3.


Unfortunately it does not automatically switch. Turn off the power to your PS3 and then turn it back on again. But when you turn it on, hold down the power button until you see something on the screen. When you hold down the power button of the PS3 when you are turning it on, it completely resets the video settings to the most basic settings (480p I think) so that it'll work on any TV or monitor. You can then configure the video settings to match the TV you are hooking up to. You'll have to do the same thing when you take it back to your original location.

Dec 01, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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my ps3 wont work with my hd/mi cable, i get a blank screen, but it does work with the rca jacks?


What you need to do is connect it from both the red/white/yellow cable and your HDMI. Go to your video input on your TV to where you can see the display. Go to settings - Display settings, and switch your input display from composite to HDMI. Your screen will go blank. Once blank, turn your TV to your HDMI input and when you see the picture, save settings and completely unplug the composite cable. You should be good to go.

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Don

Jul 06, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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ps3 startup software won't load correctly


turn on ps3 leave on stand by (red light), hold eject button and power button until you hear beeps and a message appears. connect controller and press ps button. system restore screen should appear, select restart system and from there it should restore everything back to normal. This worked for me, for clear instruction go to http://blogallalong.com/2008/12/05/ps3-green-light-on-and-system-wont-start/#comment-31058

Dec 07, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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