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No sound or picture for ps3

When I turn on the ps3 the fan starts for a second or two, then it shuts down immediately. The power light is still green, but nothing is happening. I've tried holding the power button for 5 seconds and 15 seconds, but it has not helped. I'm out of warranty so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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  • p0llux Sep 03, 2008

    I've got the same problem. My ps3 froze when i watched a dvd I've watched several times before with no problems. I couldn't do anything other then flipping the switch on the back to cut the power. When I tried to start it again it sounds like a normal start but i don't gen any picture and the fan shuts down, the power light is still green thou. Also the four red lights on my controls are blinking when i hit the ps button. I connected them to the ps3 with the usb cable but they are still blinking. I would appreciate if someone could help me.

  • bobbygb29 Oct 26, 2008

    i have the very same problem my fan is working but my problem happend after i started the initial setup but every time i finished the setup and setup the wireless i got an error code when i done it again without setting up the wireless it took me back to the start of the language menu any solutions thnkz

  • patrickwyzyk Oct 31, 2008

    okay so my ps3 was working find then it dropped off my desk and it still worked the same day after i dropped it then the next day i went to turn it on and it went to a green led light to a yellow one flashing and that flashing light stopped and a red light was flashing after that there was nothing on the screen at all -80gb ps3 give you the model number call me at 1-856-449-4852 or if anybody can help me fix it im me on aim xxwizmanxx

  • shiftless Nov 01, 2008

    I've got the same deal exactly 14 months after purchase - 2 months out of warranty.   Console turns on (light stays green), discs can be put in and ejected, but there is no PS menu, or picture of any kind, and no audio.  Fan comes on with power up, but immediately drops to lowest speed (as expected), so not an over-heating issue.  Replaced hard drive - no change.


    I'm considering the option of a third party repair, but I will NOT give sony a thin dime for their out-of-warranty service.  If I end up having it fixed, I'll post again to let you know who did the repair, if it actually works, and what the problem turned out to be.  In the mean time I've got a nice $500 paperweight.

  • chris gaines Dec 03, 2008

    I have the same problem no sound no picture. when I power it up fan is loud power button works takes game hot air from rear . game ejects but nothing please help tvman66@yahoo.com...

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

    No sound or picture is on tv and i did use an hdmi cable, but not anymore, there is air bliowing out the back where the power cord plugs in. What could be wrong?

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    I had the same problem. No sound or picture. My unit is still on warranty. I contacted Sony and they sent me the mailer, which I sent back yesterday. When I went to the UPS store to send the mailer, the clerk there said they sent back 500 units between their two UPS stores. He said they had a loose soldier joint on one of the boards. If it's any consolation, he also said 5,000 X-box units were sent back also.

  • kaydenc May 11, 2010

    PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like
    sound , video/picture problem etc.... Good news is that these all
    problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide
    available at PS3 Repair Blog

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LISTEN FELLAS, IF THE RED LIGHTS COME ON, IT MEANS THAT YOUR SYSTEM HAS OVER HEATED AND WILL POWER UP ONLY FOR A FEW SESONDS AND THEN SHUT DOWN..IF UR NOT UNDER WARRENTY THEN YOUR **** OUT OF LUCK, UNLESS YOU TEAR IT DOWN COMPLETELY TO THE MOTHERBOARD AND CLEAN WHERE IT HAS THE THERMAL GLUE..RAIDO SHACK HAS REMAL GLUE FOR $5BUCKS YOU MUST THEN CLEAN AROUND THE CHIPS(U CANT MISS THEM) NES U CLEAN THEM THEN PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER VERY CAREFULY........THEN POWER IT ON AND IT WORKS...U ASK HOW DO I NO? BCUZ THE BROUGHT THE "PS3 REPAIR GUIDE" OFF EBAY AND T TELL YOU EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUR SYSTEM, LOOK AT IT THIS WAY I JUST SAVED MYSELF $149BUCKS THAT SONY WAS GONNA CHARGE ME....IT WAS WELL WORTH IT GUYS...OH YEA IF ANYONE HAS GHOST RECON 2 OR SOCOM MY GAMERTAG IS UxSMELLxLIKExPEE

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I had a HDMI cable hooked up for bout a week when I stayed at my friends and when I got it back it would show the green and blue lights and fan would start up but know picture or sound....by the way I'm not using the hd cord no more does that have anything to doe with it?

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You both sound like you have an over heating issue. Mostly if the fan does not stay on. The PS3 always has a fan on, just the first setting is very quiet. Do you feel any air being blown out of the back (where the power cord goes in)?


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