Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

2 Answers

Picture My Playstation will turn on, but the menu or any picture or sound will appear, I've reseted it and tried it on both AV and HDMI outputs, neither work. The controllers will not programme to the system when it is on. Anyone know what to do?

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • Anonymous Oct 08, 2008

    console turns on, controller turns on with selcted #, but no picture on TV. tried both hdmi cable and regular av cables, neither worked. changed discs, turned off system and unplugged, still didnt work. stroke of luck tried it about an hour later and worked fine. still plan to call sony and find out whats going on being my warranty is nearly expired.

  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2008

    same

  • trevorh87 Oct 14, 2008

    The exact same thing that guest described happens to me.

  • ps490 Nov 11, 2008

    exact same problem but ill wait a bit like you i aint paying 150$ to get something fixed at home possibly



  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    same problem

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Yea i jus held the power button till i heard 3 beeps then gets to a menu never seen befor (rebuild system etc.) so i jus pressed restore and it worked :D

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 95 Answers

Unfortunately my friend your system has overheated. the RSX processor that handles video functions as well as the CELL cpu uses unleaded solder (as per US mandate for games/toys). this solder tends to form bad connections between the BGA array and motherboard resulting in novideo or flickery video or YLOD (yellow light of death). gota send it in to sony for service at which point they will replace with a refurbished unit no doubt. sometimes holding the power button for 12 -15 seconds with the power flipped on in the back, after hearing two successive beeps spaced apart by like 7 seconds, turns the unit on. this rarely works.

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hi our PS3 has no sound or picture. It does have the green power light on.


What is probably happening, is your PS3 is set for the wrong type of output. If you are using an HDMI cord, try switching to the AV cables that came with your PS3, and set your TV at the appropriate input to correspond with the AV hookups, and see if the picture works then.
If you are using the AV cables, it may have been set to HDMI accidentally. You need to use an HDMI cord, and hook the PS3 up to an HDMI compatible TV or monitor, and select the HDMI input. Once you get the picture working, go to Settings>Display Settings and set the display you wish to use.

May 16, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

I have changed the HDMI cables and my ps3 still has no picture or sound. It is running but nothing is showing


Try accessing the recovery menu 'safe mode'.



Press and hold the power button until the systems shuts off. (wait 2 seconds)

Press and hold the power button again until you here 3 beeps. Let go.



It should ask you to connect your controller via usb and press the PS button in

the middle of your controller. There will be a menu with 6 options. Try 1-5.


Try using your AV/Component Cables. First reset the default settings using the methods previously described. Your HDMI output could have fried, rendering the HDMI output useless.

This is a motherboard issue that can only be solved by SONY. If your AV works but your HDMI doesn't, count your blessings because it could be worse.

Jan 19, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

It recognizes that there is an HDMI plugged in but when the television is set to the HDMI plug that is correct I have no picture and/or sound


Once the ps3 is set to use the av output it turns the hdmi output off so you need to go into the display settings menu select the connection/resolution and then scroll up to the hdmi output then press right to enable it.

Hopefully the tv should then find the hdmi connection.

You could also try as has already been suggested turning the ps3 off then holding the power button down on restart until it beeps, approx 5-10secs. This should reset the output. I would recommend unplugging the av output so the ps3 is forced to use the hdmi cable, make sure this is plugged in to both the tv and the ps3 first.



http://www.cable360.net/ct/operations/bestpractices/23213.html

Feb 27, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

When i connected my ps3 and plasma via a hdmi cord, i was asked "connect via hdmi - yes/no". i selected yes. Subsequently my hdmi card is faulty on the plasma and now have connected via av cables again but...


Ok you just have to do a video reset on the system, this is easy. first turn the system to standby/off with just the red light on. Then hold the front power switch (the system will turn on) till it beeps twice and shuts down. Then turn the system back on, this will reset the video/audio output to its default settings which are AV.

Dec 02, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Turns on fine no picture on a diferent TV


Hi, i have had to solve this problem in my own home. You must have access to some HDMI output to fix this. the playstation 3 does not have auto-detect like the xbox 360. meaning if you have an hdmi then switch to standard AV, the system wont detect this. you need to hook up the system to an hdmi output, then switch the settings over to the AV output while both sets are plugged in. if you need more clarification feel free to email me! gungraveislife@gmail.com

Mar 16, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

My ps3 has no picture or sound...


if there's absolutely nothing on the TV screen, then most probably the video output is different then the cables you are using (eg: video output HD and you are using AV cables). Are you sure your TV is set correctly? like using HD cable you have to choose HDMI or AV cable choose AV. Anyway, When the PS3 is on, turn it off by pressing and holding the power button on the front (so the light turns red) you will hear beep sound ( I can't remember how many but not once). This should reset the Video output to AV. Swithch to AV cables (if you're using HD). Usually if the system is set to AV output and you switch to HDMI cables, the system recognizes that and swithches to HD output. But if it's set to HD output and you are using AV cables, it doesn't switch back; that is what my system does.

Jan 22, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

No output


you have to reformat i had the same problem if that doesnt work call sony

May 18, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

9 Answers

PS3 no longer communicating with TV


All: Try this -

P
erform the following steps to reset the Video Output Settings.
  1. Make sure the HDMI cable is connected to the [HDMI OUT] port on the back of the PLAYSTATION 3 system. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable into the [HDMI Input] port of the TV or display monitor.
  2. 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.
  3. Turn ON the PLAYSTATION 3 and once the system finishes powering up, the Video Output Settings will automatically reset to the standard resolution (or detect the current display output settings of your TV/monitor). [If resetting does not auto-detect your HDTV, see next step below.]
NOTE: As of system software update version 1.60, the PLAYSTATION 3can automatically detect an HDMI connection to a TV. If the PLAYSTATION 3 is turned on with an HDMI cable connected, the screen for switching video output settings will be displayed automatically. (Does not function unless the TV that is connected by the HDMI cable is turned on.)

As of version 1.80 of the system update for the PLAYSTATION 3, the PLAYSTATION 3 can upscale the video content of PlayStation® format software, PlayStation®2 format software, and DVDs to HD resolution.

If Resetting the Video Output Setting Did NOT Detect Your HDTV Automatically (Certain TV's Only)
With certain televisions, the PLAYSTATION 3 may not automatically detect the HDMI source (TV) which it is plugged into, even after resetting the Video Output Setting (as described above).

If resetting the Video Output Setting did not work, you may need to follow these steps to manually locate the HDMI source:

1. Connect both the AV Cable and the HDMI cable from the PLAYSTATION 3 to the corresponding (AV and HDMI) ports on your TV. 2. Proceed with resetting the Video Output Setting on the PLAYSTATION 3 again. (Follow these steps, then continue to step 3 below.)
3. Turn the TV channel to the corresponding "Input" or "Video" channel for the AV Cable connection.
4. Manually change the Video Output Settings to HDMI. (Follow these steps, then continue to step 5 below.)
5. Now switch the "Input" or "Video" channel on the TV for the HDMI port the PLAYSTATION 3 is currently plugged into.
6. Accept the display settings for HDMI before the timer runs out (30 seconds). Highlight "Yes" and press the X button.
7. You can now disconnect AV Cable from the PLAYSTATION 3 and the TV, as it is no longer needed.

With certain televisions, the PLAYSTATION 3 may not automatically detect the HDMI source (TV) which it is plugged into, even after resetting the Video Output Setting (as described above).

If resetting the Video Output Setting did not work, you may need to follow these steps to manually locate the HDMI source:

1. Connect both the AV Cable and the HDMI cable from the PLAYSTATION 3 to the corresponding (AV and HDMI) ports on your TV. 2. Proceed with resetting the Video Output Setting on the PLAYSTATION 3 again. (Follow these steps, then continue to step 3 below.)
3. Turn the TV channel to the corresponding "Input" or "Video" channel for the AV Cable connection.
4. Manually change the Video Output Settings to HDMI. (Follow these steps, then continue to step 5 below.)
5. Now switch the "Input" or "Video" channel on the TV for the HDMI port the PLAYSTATION 3 is currently plugged into.
6. Accept the display settings for HDMI before the timer runs out (30 seconds). Highlight "Yes" and press the X button.
7. You can now disconnect AV Cable from the PLAYSTATION 3 and the TV, as it is no longer needed.

Dec 16, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

6 Answers

Ps3 hdmi-av


i currently have the exact same problem...i always play HDMI but i went home from college for thanksgiving and wanted to play on a regular AV jack TV, hooked up, and have no picture whatsoever...and i think it's because of the settings on the PS3 since it's set to send out an HD signal...Well i found this straight from Playstation3.com, on the support/troubleshooting section

"
  • If the video output settings on the PLAYSTATION®3 do not match those of the cable or TV in use, there may be no picture. If the screen goes blank, turn off the system.
  • Then, with only the PLAYSTATION®3 and the TV connected, touch the system's power button for more than 5 seconds to turn the system back on. The video output settings will automatically be reset to the standard resolution."
Hope it helps =)

Nov 17, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

9 Answers

Ps3 wont show up on tv


Hey i just posted i have the same problem as you do but then I checked the SONY PS3 website and it solved my problem. Try resetting your video output. I'll paste what it says on the PS3 website but if that doesn't solve your problem go to the website. They have a bunch of troubleshooting solutions for this problem...



If while manually changing the Video Output Settings, the screen remains blank for more than 30 seconds, you may need to perform the following steps to reset the Video Output Settings.

  1. Make sure the Component AV Cable is connected to the [AV MULTI-OUT] port on the back of the PLAYSTATION 3 system.
  2. Connect the other end of the Component AV Cable into the video and audio RCA jacks of the TV or display monitor.
  3. 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.
  4. Turn ON the PLAYSTATION 3 and once the system finishes powering up, the Video Output Settings will automatically be reset to the standard resolution (or detect the current display output settings of your TV/monitor).

Nov 03, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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

78 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Game Consoles Experts

Iron
Iron

Level 3 Expert

3018 Answers

Troy Gorman
Troy Gorman

Level 3 Expert

508 Answers

Marc
Marc

Level 2 Expert

68 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...