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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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Samsung TV Is Not Picking Up A Playstation 3 HDMI Signal


If you are able to connect your PS3 to another TV using the same HDMI cable that would rule out your PS3, if it works.....or
does the PS3 itself have any settings that perhaps need to be set to an HDMI output as opposed to Composite or SCART etc?
Also have a look at the HDMI settings in theh TV menu too.

Jan 10, 2014 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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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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My son recently took his playstation to a friends to play. Friends TV did not have HDMI connection so used the scart lead. In order to get it to work we had to hold the power switch down to "OFF" for 5 secs then "ON" for 5 secs. After a few hours play the PS3 switched itself off and now contiues to do so even when re-connected to HDMI.


well this a common problem and the solution to the problem is as follows:

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. Once you can then get something on the screen, you can configure the video settings to match the TV you are hooking up to.

hope its helps, thanks

Jan 11, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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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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