When I turn on my PS3, no picture appears on the TV, plus I get no sound. I am using standard definition A/V cords (yellow and white) and I want to know if I should upgrade to an HD TV with the HDMI cord (Which I would have to go and test first) or something else. I would please like to know this before Christmas.
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I understand your frustration - my PS3 went through about a two week phase where it only read disks about a quarter of the time. It sounds like you have gone through a lot of the standard troubleshooting stuff, so I'm just going to ramble some facts and ideas and hopefully something will be able to help you! - If your television works, there is no reason it wouldn't be able to host the PS3 system. There is a chance that it will not support full 1080p high definition, but the PS3 is still incredible in standard definition. - Have you used any AUX input devices on your television before to confirm that the red/white/yellow input jacks work? And have you checked any documentation on your television to see if there is some way to switch to AUX input? - If you've pressed the button for 5 seconds, the PS3 should be using its default graphics mode, and will be in standard definition using the cables, so that shouldn't be the problem - If the regular cable TV is playing, there is a good chance the TV needs you to ask it to switch to a new mode of input manually - is there a button on the controller labeled "input", "source", or "AUX"? If none of these are any help, I would recommend going on eBay or heading to the nearest GameStop and buying a new set of connection cables - there is a chance that is the problem, and is a lot cheaper than tossing the PS3 entirely! Good luck, and I hope I was able to help!
you need to select High definition output on the PS3. Connect it via hdmi and via standard lead switch the tv to standard so you can see the picture then select high definition output. Switch over to hdmi and you should see a picture
Quite often, the
cause of the no picture problem is a simple one - loose cords. Make
sure that the cords are plugged in tightly, both on the TV side and the
PS3 side. This is especially true with the HDMI cable connection on the
PS3. Often, it looks tight, but you still might need to wiggle it a bit
more to seat it correctly. Along the same lines, make sure that the
cords you are using are new and match the connections properly on both
the TV and your console.
2. Wrong Connection Settings
you are using the HDMI/DVI cables and you don't get any picture, make
sure to check your video ouput settings. If your PS3 thinks you are
using standard A/V cords to connect to the set, you'll have issues. The
opposite is true too - if you are using the A/V cords and your PS3
thinks otherwise, you'll have the same no picture problem. Make sure
you settings match the types of cable connectors you are using. 3. Wrong Resolution Setting
is also an easy mistake to make that can result in no picture showing
on your television screen. For example, if you've been using your PS3
with an HDTV and then try to hook it up to a standard definition
television set, you'll encounter this issue. The cure is simple; just
go into your settings and switch back to standard resolution and then
restart your system. The 720p resolution is the default setting and
this should work for most standard definition televisions.
You have said you have tried the standard AV cable but have you reset the PS3 back to standard definition? Do this by holding the power button down for 5 seconds. It will revert to standard definition after that.
If the video output settings on the system 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 system and the TV connected, press 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 definition (SD) resolution.
sometimes ps has this problem as i m also havin a ps2 n ps3 n i play them on my standard definition tv ....i also hav to restart again n again till 10 to 12 times then finally it starts this may be a plate problem go show it to ur nearest service center.......hope it works