Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

3 Answers

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.

Posted by on

  • 6 more comments 
  • 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

×

Ad

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

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

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

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?

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 23 Answers

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)?


Posted on Sep 14, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Ps3 slim 129 gb will mot eject mw2 it makes the beebing noise and the another weird noise that sounds like it is stuck and the doesnt work the games does eject from the main menu but it is still in the ps3


1. First shut down the system by flipping the power switch in the back off.
2. Hold down the eject disc button.
3. While still holding down the eject button, flip the power switch to turn back on your PS3.
4. When the green light comes on, wait a few seconds then tap the eject button a couple times. The fan will run on full power and the disc will eject.

Nov 23, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

My PS3 tries to turn on... but won't


Generally its an overheating Problem send it back to Sony to fix

Mar 19, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Dell 9300 power up issues


Hello,

The issue seems with with the mainboard please get it checked.

Thanks

Feb 24, 2010 | Dell Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Green light but no picture or sound.


First thing you wanna try is a manual video reset.

It's probably a good idea to hook up the regular av cables as well.

While the PS3 is off (red led)

Hold down the power button until you hear the second beep, quickly release.

Let me know what happens.

Jun 17, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

1 Answer

Samsung DLP


it sounds more like the power supply gone bad

Oct 24, 2008 | Samsung HLP4663W 46" Rear Projection HDTV

1 Answer

PS3 won't turn on


hi Torgsrus.
PS3 Light sequence
The following pictures illustrate the CECHX0X model, however the light sequence is applicable to all PlayStation 3 models.

No lights are on:

When no lights are on, this means that the main power switch on the back of the ps3 is off or the PS3 is unplugged. When the main power switch is off (the '0' is pressed) and you will not be able to access any features of the PS3 system. To turn on the PS3 system, make sure the main power switch is on (the 'I' side is pressed down).

If the PS3 does not turn on:
· Make sure the power cord is not frayed or damaged
· Try using another power cord, if available
· Make sure the main power switch on the back of the PS3 system is turned on
· If you continue to have issues contact our Technical support.

Solid Red:


When the power status light is solid red, this means that the PS3 system is off (or in standby mode).
Standby, mode means the PlayStation 3 system is off, but is ready to be turned on by pressing the power button.

If the ps3 system will not turn on when you press the power button, this is an issue with the PS3 system and you will need to send your system in for service.

Solid Green:

When the power status light is solid green, this means that the PS3 is turned on.
You should be able to navigate the XMB, play games, access the Playstation store,etc.
To turn of the PS3, simply press and hold the power button for two or more seconds.
If the power status light is green ,and you are experiencing problems- have a look on our forums for troubleshooting.

Flashing Red:


When the power status light flashes red after using the PS3 system for 3 or more minutes and shuts off, the PS3 system has possibly overheated.

This may be caused by poor ventilation or the vents may be blocked.
If this happens:
· Check to see if the vents are blocked. If the vents are dusty, vacuum the vents to remove the dust.
· If the PS3 system is in an enclosed area like an entertainment area, move it to a more open area.
· Leave the ps3 system off for 30 minutes to let it cool down.
· If you continue to have issue, you may need to send the console in for service.

Flashing Green:


When the power status light flashed green, it means that the PS3 system is turning off. Please wait while the system turns off.

If the PS3 system does not shut down immediately, it may be trying to finish save data to the Hard Drive. If it is, do not turn the main power switch on the back off as it may cause data on your hard drive to be corrupted.

If the green light continues to flash green, the ps3 system maybe trying to write to the hard drive, shutting down or running programs. It may take longer to shut down depending on when you pressed the power button. If the green power light flashed for a very long time, you can try holding the power button down for 5 seconds, the console will beep and should turn off. Then try to restart the PS3 system.
Flashing Green, Yellow and Red:


When the power status light goes from green, to yellow, to green, then to a flashing red, this means that they may be an issue with an internal part with in the PS3 system. This may be caused by a variety of reasons and would need to be diagnosed by our support line.

When the PS3 power light flashes in this order, you can contact our Support Line for further assistance.

Solid Blue:

When the disk status light is remaining a solid blue, it means the disc is inside the PS3 system. If you wish to eject the disc, hold down the eject button for 2 seconds and the blue disc status light will flash indicating the PS3 system is attempting to eject the disc . (NB: the power indicator light will always be a solid green).

If the disc is inserted into the ps3 system, but does not show up on the xmb or will not play, this may indicate an issue with the reader- check our guide Discs are not loading in my PlayStation 3? for further troubleshooting.

Flashing Blue:


When the disc status light is flashing blue, it means a disc was just inserted into the ps3 system or a disc is trying to eject from the ps3 system. Depending on when you pressed the eject button, it may take longer for the disc to eject. (NB: the power light will always be a solid green)
If the light constantly flashes blue, it may be an issue with the disk being stuck in the system. If this happens there is no way to remove the disc yourself if you are using an orginal 60GB PlayStation.

Dec 02, 2017 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

PS3


it sounds like your power supply is faulty or you need to make sure all wires are in properly if that don't work leave it in stand buy mode for 12 hours do not touch it at all or you will have to do it all over again it needs the back up battery to gain more power let me know how you get on

Jan 04, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console Logo

118 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Game Consoles & Games Experts

Zhenya Ogorodnikov

Level 2 Expert

218 Answers

shaun taylor

Level 3 Expert

1525 Answers

marley mcelhinney

Level 3 Expert

490 Answers

Are you a Sony Video Game Console and Game Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...