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Picture on and off sometimes not coming up at all

Last night i went to play my ps3 and could not get a picture) and when i did it would flicker on and off! my lcd tv is new as is my hdmi cord which is what i thought it was! so then i tried a av cord but still nothing) not even a sony tital screen! i have never had a problem before and my machine has never been over used ( I hope you can fix this problem for me! as 60gb sonys seem to be becoming very rare and expensive to replace. thanks

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  • therat166 Sep 12, 2008

    no picture and no sound and last night no tital screen



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Hello. There are a few causes for this. I will list acouple solutions for you.

1. Reset the Video Output Settings. While the PLAYSTATION 3 system is in standby mode (red light on the front of the system), hold down the touch-sensitive On/Off button on the front of the system until the system goes into standby mode again . (So the light cycle would go from: red light to --> green light --> then back to red light) This will ensure that you have held down the On/Off button long enough to reset the Video Output Settings. Once you turn it back on, it should work fine.

2. If option 1 does not work call Sony because the video out chip has blown or come unsoldered.

I hope this helps. Good luck to you.

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Do you get the sound on your PS3?Or is it just the picture please add a comment.So that i can provide you further assistance.

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  • Priya darshan Sep 12, 2008

    If you are using an HD cable (i.e. VGA, Component, HDMI) then is your tv set to display HD, and with the right video input?

    If you are using SD cables (i.e. compose, s-video) Is your PS3 set to send that SD signal?

    ---- Try turning on your TV, turning on you PS3 and holding the PS3
    power button for 10-15 sec. then it should set to what cable you are

    and of course make sure your TV is on the right 'channel' or input, so that the siganl from the ps3 will be shown/heard

  • Priya darshan Sep 12, 2008

    The last thing you can do is hold down the On/Off button on the front of the system and then the system will go into standby mode. You will see the light will go from red light to green light then back to red
    light.This will ensure that you have held down the On/Off button long
    enough to reset the Video Output Settings.If you still face the problem then you will have to get it repaired because your video card is blown.If it is under warranty get it replaced or else the repair can cost upto $150.




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