Tip & How-To about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

Playstation 3 no display?

Have you changed from A/V to HDMI and now cannot get a display?

Playstation 3 not showing video but playing sounds?

Follow these very simple steps to bring your Playstation 3 back to life!

Step 1.

Turn the Playstation 3 off into standby mode (red light on)

Step 2.

Press and hold the power button. The console will beep when you first press it, then beep again 5 seconds later. Let go of the power button when you hear this second beep

Step 3.

Wait for the Playstation 3 display to initialize.

Your Playstation 3 should now display properly and you can get back to your gaming!

Hope this tip helps you out.

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I have a new ps3. It works great on my hdtv with an hdmi cable The problem Im having is I want to hook it up to my older tv that does not have an hdmi port. I tried using the av cable supplied but I cant get it to work on either tv. The output setting wont give me the right options to change to the cable that was supplied. Can yall help? Thanks for your time


Follow these very simple steps:

Step 1.

Turn the Playstation 3 off into standby mode (red light on)

Step 2.

Press and hold the power button. The console will beep when you first press it, then beep again 5 seconds later. Let go of the power button when you hear this second beep

Step 3.

Wait for the Playstation 3 display to initialize.

Your Playstation 3 should now display properly and you can get back to your gaming!

Hope this tip helps you out.

Jan 21, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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when i connect to my television with a hdmi cable i get unsupported signal check input connection...


You need to put your a/c cables back in and put the tv on av in and then go to system settings and change the video audio to hdmi and then it will work.

Jan 10, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 is not working through the hdmi cable. There is sound but no picture. I've tried in different ports but its the same every time.


Follow these very simple steps to reset your display :-

Step 1.

Turn the Playstation 3 off into standby mode (red light on)

Step 2.

Press and hold the power button. The console will beep when you first press it, then beep again 5 seconds later. Let go of the power button when you hear this second beep

Step 3.

Wait for the Playstation 3 display to initialize.

Your Playstation 3 should now display properly and you can get back to your gaming!

Hope this tip helps you out

Dec 31, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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Moved playstation to friends tv played fine. Connected back to my tv power lights come on but No sound or picture yet all cables are ok


You need to reset the display, follow these steps :

Step 1. Turn the PS3 off into standby (red light on)

Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep when you first press it then beep again 5 seconds later. Release the power button when you hear this second beep.

Step 3. Wait for the PS3 to start up with normal display settings. If you are using HDMI make sure only the HDMI cable is connected when doing the above steps.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

Nov 14, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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