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Help when I turn on my ps3 nothing comes up on the screen and it aint no sound

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  • veronicavero Dec 11, 2008

    I held down the the power button until i heard the beep and that didn't work, it;s stiil show blank and no sound can someone please help?

  • thedrake Dec 11, 2008

    This has happened to me also. It was working perfectly yesterday, but today, I switched it on, I got the little icon telling me that my tv was switching to 1080i mode, and that was it. There's just a blank screen with no sound. Please help!!!

  • rhino8320 Dec 11, 2008

    I have done this and it is still not working. Do you hear 1 beep, 2 beeps, or what?

  • MolsonH Dec 15, 2008

    I'm looking at buying a PS3 with the same problem, Veronicavero did you find a solution?

  • MolsonH Dec 15, 2008

    Oh and I did try both the component and HDMI and different cables, none worked

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    Same problem here. Was working just fine one day, then I moved the PS3 to a different TV and it doesn't work at all, despite trying several different hookups (even went and bought a different hookup just to double check). The TV flickers a little bit when the system is turned on, but nothing happens. No home menu, no sound, no nothing... it doesn't even sound like there is any noise coming from the system.

  • rhino8320 May 11, 2010

    How do you get into the recovery menu? And when you format it, will that delete everything on the harddrive?

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When the ps3 is on standby, press and hold the power button, for around 10 seconds, until you hear a special beep, it will the run the optimal screen settings page and auto select the best option for the cables you have fitted. hope this helps

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Get into recovery menu and format harddrive will work after i promis
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