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No sound on my PS3 after update 2.5

Hi.. I REALLY hope someone can help me out here... I have been playing on my PS3 perfectly for a long time now.. But when I updated to 2.5 the sound of every piece of my PS3 went out. Is gone. Nada. I can play movies, games, everything, but there is no sound. I can't hear anything. I have tried to restore the settings, tried to restore the settings holding down the power button on the console, checked (obviously) my audio settings, and there is nothing wrong, but I just can't hear a thing!!! I re-downloaded the update from ps3 website and tried to install it over again (just in case there was something wrong with the previous installation) and nothing!! I still can't hear a thing!! Does anyone is having the same problems?? has anybody come to a solution for this problem? please help..

I am using a Samsung LCD 37" connected with HDMI by the way.. And as I said, I had no problems whatsoever before the freaking new update.. please someone help!!

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  • mav140 Oct 21, 2008

    By the way, I already tried changing the HDMI cables to see if that was it, but seeing as it just happened after the 2.5 update I knew it wasn't it. And I am sure now that the HDMI cable is not it. I think it has to do mostly with the 2.5 update. Probably some other audio settings there? or something? How can this be solved?

  • ukskater01 Nov 05, 2008

    after the 2.52 update, my sound has also dissapered. it has to be the update cos i have tried everything else. help!!!

  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2008

    I have the same problem as well here, after the update I restarted and what not then after, no sound at all...Worked perfectly fine before the update so ti was clearly the update which scrwed it up.

  • allycolvill Nov 06, 2008

    I am Having the Same problem but i have all backround sounds to games but have none of the main sounds, like in PES there is all the noise of the crowd and players hitting the ball but no comentry! dose anyone know how to fix this???

  • mav140 Nov 06, 2008

    Has anyone found a solution yet to this problem?? or are we stuck on this?? SONY must fix this immediately!! I can't believe we can't play our games... And still there is not one person who has found a solution to this problem.. anyone, any ideas?

  • Schepperjaso Nov 06, 2008

    I got the same problem too but my story is a bit diffrent... I took my PS3 to my friends house and when i plugged it in everything short circuted and now my PS3 has no sound now nothing will happen at all if i use the regular(red yellow and white) cable to plug it in but if i use a digital cable (not HDMI cuz i dont have HDMI) the picture will show but there is no sound plz help

  • mav140 Nov 08, 2008

    ukskater... I forgot to post that method you described.. I tried it when I got to this forum like 2 weeks ago, and it didn't hellp, it might have worked for you, but not for me, although I have to say that blurays and dvds work fine, with sound and everything, but not sound on any game... still the same and haven't found a solution yet... I guess we will have to wait for a new patch then??? or another solution available there??

    thx for trying though, but still no go.

  • brycetheice Nov 12, 2008

    I have the same problem with no sound during games. It was definitely the update sony put out, they better be able to fix it

  • mav140 Nov 12, 2008

    Well... I updated my ps3 with the new patch and the problem was solved... Don't know if they did anything to it or not, but its working perfectly!!! I hope you guys have found an answer or that the patch has helped you the way it helped me...

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    Tried to reboot from the red button.  Nada.  Any other ideas

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    i have the same problem worked fine last night now nothing...


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I had that problem, this worked for me: first switch the system off and on at the back( so the red light is on) hold down the power switch at the front until you hear two beeps. It will reset the ps3 and bring up some display and sound menus,just follow the instructions and it should work. I hope this works for you!
P.S This will NOT wipe the harddrive

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Switch the button on the back on and off so you just see a red light on the ps lit up, then hold down the power button until u hear a second beep. let the tv detect the hdmi and audio then shabam, should be good to go again.

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Go to the back of the ps3 and make sure everything is pluged into the system all the way

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I got it after the update too

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Man ihave the same no sound nothing in game or outside game its happend to me after idownload the update

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I too have the same issue immediately after the 2.52 update, glad to see I am not alone... well no that doesn't make me feel better either :( 60gb console here if that matters. I have aalready e-mailed Sony on the matter and hopefully the do something about it

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