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PS3 having problems

Powers on but when viewing the main screen or any game looks like flickering christmas lights all over the screen

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  • pudge200202 Nov 25, 2008

    tried it and still have same problems

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    I had the same 'flickering Christmas lights' problem with random flickering of the entire screen along with a 'static pop' noise from the TV speakers (similar effect on an older TV when switching on a vacuum on the same electrical circuit). The problem started for no reason. I tried the component cables instead of the HDMI, and everything was fine. I tried another set of HDMI cables on a different input, with the same result. The problem disappeared after a few hours, just after I read this post. This problem is not due to wires or the TV. It could be electromagnetic interference.

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Try resetting the display (although I don't know if this will help you but worth a shot), press and hold down the power button on the front of the machine until you hear 2 beeps.

Also make sure that all your leads are pushed in fully and you have nothing within range that can distort your picture. (for example if my son uses his remote control car my screen goes flickered, if my neighbour turns on their mower same garbled screen again)

I hope this helps

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

  • Debs
    Debs Nov 25, 2008

    have you tried the ps3 on a different tv to eliminate a possible tv fault?

  • Debs
    Debs Nov 25, 2008

    if you are using a hdmi cable, then sometimes these can go wrong especially cheaper version, you may need to try another one. Faulty or cheap hdmi leads can cause flickering

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