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The PS3 lights look ok but the system will not start up I just the channel I selected and nothing happens on the screen

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  • suzanne burke Feb 17, 2012

    I have been reading up on this problem & think it might be the ylod what a the symptoms of ylod

  • suzanne burke Feb 19, 2012

    It turned out to be a faulty hdmi cable so thank you to everybody on this website for there help with this problem

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This looks to be a misconfiguration of the video. if there is a way to reset the settings on the PS3 without being able to view the screen (look for a button on the back of the console) and see if you can get the ps3 to use a different video output.

the YLOD is only a YLOD if the power light is yellow instead of green.

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This is commonly called the PS3 no display error for obvious reasons. It happens because of a system setting OR it can be the actual GPU which is the graphics chip overheating.
You can fix this by sending it in or repairing it yourself with a good repair guide HERE

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SOURCE: Ps3 with black screen!

when powwering on. hold the power button on the front of unit for about 15-20sec. that should reset back to factory settings

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SOURCE: playstation 3 screen black

Ah the PS3, a hive of problems with that little gadget. Well this problem is simple, check the connecting wires on the rear panel, make sure the cords are properly connected to the appropriate ports, also make sure they are free of any dirt or muck. If this didn't help, you may want to return the unit with your warranty card and exchange it for a new one. Sony hasn't completely finished designing the PS3 yet, in a few years they will complete a prototype of the newer version, just like what they did with the PS2, remember it used to be fat? Then came the Slimline which proved to be more reliable. That's what will happen to the PS3 soon.

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How do i get my hdmi to work for my ps3 system


Note: How to reset video output settings
If you are attempting to change to an HDMI cable from a different video cable or if the video output settings do not match those required for the display in use, the screen may stay black. If the screen stays black for more than 30 seconds, you may need to reset the video output settings of the PS3.

To reset video output settings:

  1. Turn the PS3 system off by holding the Power button on the front of the console till you see the power light turn red.
  2. Then hold the power button on the front of the console for at least five seconds until you hear a second beep to turn the system on again. The video output settings will automatically be reset to the standard resolution.

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HDMI Cable Installation


Interactive Video Tutorial

Click below for an interactive video walkthrough on connecting your PS3 to your television or display device (including HDMI).

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Minimum Requirements

  • PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system
  • SIXAXISTM wireless controller (and USB cable)
  • AC power cord
  • HDMI cable1 (sold separately)
  • TV or display monitor with HDMI port and capable of displaying picture in HD resolution
  • Updated system software installed on your PS3
    Visit PS3 System Software Update to download and install the most recent version.
  • TV "Input" or "Video" channel for the HDMI port
    You need to know the TV "Input" or "Video" channel for the HDMI port on your TV. For instance, if your TV has multiple "Input" or "Video" channels, (i.e., "Input 1", "Input 2", "Input 3", etc.), you will need to toggle through each "Input" channel on your TV until you find the correct channel that displays the HDMI picture. This is important to remember, especially if you do not see the HDMI picture after you connect the cable and configure the PS3 settings. Please refer to the TV instruction manual for more information.

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Instructions

  1. Before you begin installation:
    • Turn OFF the PS3TM system using the [MAIN POWER] switch (in the back)
    • Unplug the AC power cord from the electrical outlet
    • Turn OFF and unplug the TV
  2. Connect one end of the HDMI cable into the [HDMI OUT] port on the back of the PS3 system. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable into the [HDMI Input] port of the TV or display monitor.

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  3. Plug in the AC power cord by connecting one end of the AC power cord into the [AC IN] port on the back of the PS3 system and the other end into an electrical outlet.

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  4. Press the [MAIN POWER] switch on the rear of the system. A red light should appear on the front of the system indicating power is available.
  5. Turn on the PS3 by pressing the touch-sensitive [On/Off button] on the system front. The red light will turn green, indicating the PS3 is now turned on.
    Note: The blue light will also appear on the front of the system if you have a disc inserted.
  6. Plug in the TV and turn the power on. The PS3 should detect the HDMI display device automatically. When prompted, "Do you want to output video and audio using HDMI?", select YES and press the alt="X button icon">button. (You may need to press the PS button on the center of the SIXAXISTMcontroller to enable the controller first).
  7. The next screen will ask, "Do you want to automatically switch to the optimal setting?" Select YES and press the alt="X button icon">button.
  8. On the next screen, the PS3 will display the maximum resolution capable on the display (i.e., 1080p). The screen will display, "Do you accept the setting?" You will have 30 seconds to confirm your answer.2 Select YES and press the alt="X button icon">button to save your settings. You have now completed the HDMI installation.

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Feb 15, 2015 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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I was updating my system, it froze, I hit power, nothing happened,so I unplugged it. Now whenever I turn it on, it shows that it is on but nothing is on the screen. What do I do?


Have you tried the system restore menu yet. If you turn ps3 off then hold down power button until you hear 3 quick beeps it should then show a new menu on screen with about 5 or 6 options to select from. Try restore ps3 system and see what it does. Maybe it will help.

Jan 29, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 worked ok today then tonight powerd up but nothing came on screen all leads are ok


First thing you should try is resetting the video.

While the PS3 is off (solid red light) hold down the power button until you hear the SECOND beep, quickly release.

Let me know what happens.

Apr 03, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 40G completely unresponsive.


I just had this problem happen to me. I'm looking into it as well. Exactly what happened to mine, except I was playing Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 online.

Feb 17, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Plugged ps3 into tv but nothing is happening. av1 and 2 are not getting anything up on the screen?


1 I take it that you are using the right connecting cables which are compatible with PS3 system. 2 Check the cables are securely inserted. Try disconnecting the cable from PS3 system and TV and reconnecting them. 3 If the video output settings on the system do not match with those of the cable or TV there is no picture. In this case turn off the system. With only the system and TV connected touch the system's power button for more than 5 secs to turn the system on. The video output settings will automatically be reset to the standard resolutions. 4 If the resolution of the video is not supported by the TV the screen will be blank. Then go to system's output settings on the screen, select "Custom" and then select all the resolutions supported by the TV

Jan 17, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 starts and the green light is on but no image omes up on my


Try connecting the PS3 to your TV with a scart cable first and go to the appropriate channel. The problem you are facing is probably because the default output is not HD. So you must change it to HD you can do this by going on your PS3 display settings, whilst your operating on standard definition, AV1 or something like that. When the you are on display settings plug the HD cable in the PS3 while still being on AV1 and then plug the cable in, this may prompt a message saying that a HDMI device has been detected and you can change to HD, if this message appears switch to the HDMI output and then select yes and automatic on the PS3 for optimal settings in HD. If the message does not appear then select the HD output yourself after plugging the HDMI cable in and then change to the channel and do the same.

Jul 20, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 can turn on, but T.V screen is black


turn power switch on in the back. red light on in the front, hold the power button until system turns back off. this resets all hardware settings. if this doesn't work and the system is ok (green light) then you have a connection problem to the tv

Jul 14, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 + UPDATE = bad for me


Sounds like your stuck in a firmware update loop.

See what happens when you boot the PS3 with the hard drive out.

Do you still get the same menu on screen?

Jun 19, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 with black screen!


Yeah there is nothing to it. Just go up to your PS3 and hold down the power button untill it beeps. This should reset everything back to default on you system

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

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My ps3 turns on but wont go to menu screen just a screen


Ok I had the smae problem, did trouble shoot with sony who had me reset defualt setting. Then wanted to charge me 149.00 to fix, So I went to you tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Pjjnz0AlMk , and the had me turn system off and then on , hold button on PSP3 system down for 3 beaps the light stays red , then take your finger off and hold for 3 beeps the first beep dosen't count. their will be a menu pop up and select menu item 3, and it will tell you your harddrive is corrupt, select restore, I had to do this twice and now my palystation is working and I don't have to pay Sony a dime. Check You tube for issues, I found a lot of great help there. Hope this fixes this for you as well.

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