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Ps3 Problem my friends ps3 gave 2 me cause he went to states the ps3 has no video and sound i do lots of reseting methods but no one is work. the motherboard does not have a problem or don't have failure issues... what should i do ps3 is no longer have a "warranty" PLEASE any one can FIX this problem......... TNX

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PS3, The amazing device by sony also has some common problems like Xbox and Wii have. But good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of many DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog

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My ps3 console signal isn't working but the sound works but there is no signal! not even a hdmi cable works help!


Try these tips to fix the so-called "black screen of death".

Tip 1: The main reason of HDMI black screen problem due to HDMI cable may be damaged and not properly connected to the PS3 console. Please follow below step to troubleshoot PS3 HDMI cables problem:

1) Restart your PlayStation 3.
2) Look for loose cables.
3) Try to unplug all cables except the power cord, and plug them back in. If you found out that your HDMI cable is damaged, borrow a friends cable and try it. If your friends cable works fine, and the black screen error disappears. Then you can buy a brand new HDMI cable for a replacement.

Tip 2: Only try as last resort. There is a possibility you'll lose all data on your PS3's hard drive. If tip 1 didn't work, you will need to go a step deeper and reset your console. Most PS3 gamers are not aware that Sony actually included a black screen of death troubleshooting method and other HDMI problems in the PS3 manual, you can find it under the troubleshooting section - topic "console reset".

If you do it correctly, the console reset fix will allow you to reset back your PS3 to its default HDMI settings without impacting your gamer profile, and other storage data on the hard drive.

You will need to perform the following steps:

1. Place your PS3 in stand-by mode.
2. Hold down the touch power button until a series of beeps are heard.
3. Listen for one long beep, followed by two shorter beeps.
4. Release the power button.
5. Follow the instructions on screen.

If it works you should be good to go.

May 20, 2012 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps 3 was working fine and all of a sudden it went off. I tried to turn it back on and can on for a sec and then went off again. The light started flashing red.


Dear Friend,

The red flashing light might indicate and error with your PS3 console just follow this step to reset your console. This might help,

Press down the power button, you will hear one beep, keep pressing then, the second beep will sound twice. From there it will prompt you to the reset screen.

Good Luck!!

Nov 08, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 power turns on but there is no signal output to the tv no audio no video and my a/v wire is working cause i tried it on a fren game


The problem may not be the wire but the video output settings. A lot of other PS3 users have had this problem and the solution is this: Hold your finger on the power button for 5-10 seconds and you should then hear 2 beeps. The video output should be reset to the default composite cable. You can let go of the power button after the second beep. After you've done this, you should be able to power on with the sound and video working.

May 31, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have a black screen when I connect the HDMI cable. When I connected it originally it worked for about 5 minutes but now I get nothing but the black screen. I tried connecting a different HDMI cable to it...


The main reason of HDMI black screen problem due to HDMI cable may damage and not proper connected to the PS3 console. Please follow below step to troubleshoot PS3 HDMI cables problem:1) Restart your PlayStation 3.
2) Look for loose cables.
3) Try to unplug all cables except the power cord, and plug them back in. If you found out that your HDMI cable is damage, do borrow your friend cable and have a try. If your friend cable work fine, and the black screen error disappear. Then you can buy a brand new HDMI cable for replacement.
Tips 2: If tips 1 not working, you need to go another step deeper by reset your console. Most of the PS3 gamers not aware that Sony actually done include in the black screen troubleshooting method and other HDMI problems in the PS3 manual, you can find it under troubleshooting section - topic "console reset".
If you do it correctly, the console reset fix will allow you to reset back your PS3 to its default HDMI settings without impacting your gamer profile, and other storage data in hard drive.
You will need to perform the following steps:

1. Place your PS3 in stand-by mode.
2. Hold down the touch power button until a series of beeps are heard.
3. Listen for one long beep, followed to two shorter beeps.
4. Release the power button.
5. Follow the instructions on screen.

Jan 11, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I hooked up my tv,a sony bravia bx3 to my laptop using an hdmi cable which i disconnected from myps3 while it was still on,it worked perfect.suddenly the ps3 switched off.I re-connected my ps3 to the tv...


ok you have to reset the ps3 by turning of backswitch wait 10 seconds turn on the backswitch then press and hold down the front power button for 10 seconds you should hear 2-3 beeps that does it just wait and the video settings have automatically detected your tv settings and are going to ask you to save hit x to save display settings on ps3 remote problem solved. If you still get problem message me cause its technically bad.

Dec 15, 2010 | Video Game Consoles

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PS3 Works on HD TV without Sound, no sound or display on a reg TV


when u connect ps3 to your tv turn on main switch now red led will come on press and hold touch button ps3 will come on keep your finger on the button and ps3 will turn off again factory settings are now reloaded this will work because i often change from standard v to hd tv

Jan 18, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 Problem


PS3, The amazing device by sony also has some common problems like Xbox and Wii have. But good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of many DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog



Dec 08, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 Video PROBLEM


PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like sound problem, video problem etc.... Good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog

Dec 08, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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No Picture, Only sound


You need to tell the PS3 that you are now using the new video method. It is still trying to output video on the yellow cable, not the component. If you go to settings>video and tell it to use component, and then switch the cables real quick, it should work.

An easier solution is to do a backup from the system menu, then a "restore" (quick restore is fine), and then power it off, hook up the new cable, and it will detect the video method when it turns on for the "first" time (since the restore).

You do have component input on your TV, and that is the input you are on when you are trying this, yes?

Jul 22, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Nothing will show


When powering on the ps3, hit the power button and hold it for 10 seconds the PS3 will beep. This resets the PS3 to display at standard resolution.

Mar 03, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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