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My ps3 display

My ps3 will boot up and the green light is on but i cannot see what is being displayed. i once changed the settings from the three prong to HDMI cable and since then i have not been able to view anything (hear aswell). My tv isn't HD so i don't know whats happening please help... i have had my friends try and guide me through the process of changing to the three prong from the HDMI but so far it hasn't worked (via the phone)

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  • andrew baboyans Mar 10, 2007

    how do i reset it...
    and if i do will i loose all my saved data e.g game saves

  • andrew baboyans Mar 11, 2007

    thank you but i have seemed to have lost it..... i will try and find find it though... can u please try and find out if my saved data will be deleted or not thank you very much

  • achisom Nov 07, 2007

    i connected
    my PS3 to a friend’s HD TV. I even used a HDMI cable, so I configured the
    console to 1080i. Now that I connected it in my TV with AV cables I have no display
    at all. I tried to go back to the HD and reconfigure the console to the AV
    cables option but didn’t work.

  • bater Feb 14, 2008

    I have an HD tv going to non hd and cant figure out why i cant set my ps3 to view off of non hd tv.

  • Marian A Feb 23, 2008

    my brand new ps3 was working fine on my older tv using av cables.When I tried to update the system it would say that the connection timed out. When I connected the console to my HD tv using HDMI cables it worked fine and I was able to update the console. When I attempted to connect the console back using av cables, it would even come up or display the fact that it is connected. Help... I really was looking forward to playing Call of Duty online

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2008

    i switch my display settings to play hd now i want to play it on my old tv and nothing shows

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2008





    can not see the screen





  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2008

    i really dont care if i lose anything i just want it to work.

  • humayun din butt
    humayun din butt Mar 09, 2008

    my ps3 not display any thing

  • vtmami May 14, 2008

    I have a LG 20" LCD tv I've been trying to connect it to my PS3 using a HDMI cable, I'm able to hear the PS3 turn on but on the tv screen it says "invalid format", when I try and use the AV cables, it says "no signal", any ideas...I really need the help, I'm trying to play GTA IV...Thanks

  • playboypupp Jun 20, 2008

    my ps3 jus stopped workin its comes on green light visible but a blank screen no sound or picture. Its only 6 months old. I held the button for 30 seconds it jus turns off and on and still no screen please help. Controllers wont pair with the sytem even connected with the cord given. WTF Display settings cant be seen because no pictrue is given

  • jdizzlewrigh Jun 23, 2008

    I have a Zenith TV and I just bought the red, green, and blue compatible cables for my TV, but when I hook everything up the TV screen remains blank.

  • Anonymous Jul 30, 2008

    ps3 doesent play ne thing

  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    i have changed ffrom hdmi to a normal scart so i need to change the steeings on ps3 but i cant see the screen how do i fix it?

  • Anonymous Aug 28, 2008

    my display wont work



  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2008

    thanks that did it. When you hold the power button down to reset make sure its OFF. Then hold the power button down until it beeps twice.

  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2008

    black screen when on. on a old tv

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    thanks heaps, you guys are legends

  • Scorpionf4i Dec 16, 2008

    ive got a 1st generation PS3 and just recently started using an HDMI output cable with it in comparison to the 5 prong HD output cables.  It worked fine one night, and the next morning I went to turn it on and all i get is a Unusable Signal on my screen (default for my tv when it doesnt find an input on that channel)
    i tried putting the 5 prong hd cables back in but i still get the same results.

  • kabulyalah Jan 01, 2009

    i put the wrong display settings and now all i hear is the sound from hdmi cable and no vido from my av or hdmi.

  • kabulyalah Jan 01, 2009

    i set up my ps3 accidentally on a difftent display setting and now all i can have is voice from hdmi and no vidoe from eaither av or hdmi.

  • darrinw Jan 03, 2009

    the kids tried taking the ps3 to their grans it was hdmi not getting sound or picture with anything can it be reset

  • KAPR1217 Feb 21, 2009

    i was playing my ps3 turned it off then the next day i turned it on and i couldnt see anything

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    Hey all,

    I tried pushing the power button and holding it down. Didn't help. Why else would my TV Be not compatible?

  • bigsoulja Mar 25, 2009

    i have turnt my tv on and playstation on but the green light is on but i cannot see anything on the screen wont show up anything, its still the origional tv and playstation just dont understand why as done it, ive tryed doing the 10 second thing to restart it but this does not solve the problem, just wondering if anyone can help me resolve this problem. thanks

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    no display on ps3

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    Quality advice, it works. Thanks very much.

  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    I forgot my to change my PS3's display settings from HDMI to AV. Now I can't see the menu to change it back to AV on my regular, non-HD T.V.

    Is there a way to reset the settings? Or maybe someone can guide me through changing it with no visuals?

  • Anonymous May 20, 2009

    the light on my ps3 will show up but i can't see the display on the tv. I changed my settings from three prong to HDMI when we got an hd tv and i removed the cable so that the cable could be used for other purposes. My tv is now hd and i can't see anything on the screen.

  • austin83 May 11, 2010

    PS3 is one of the most amazing gaming device but like other competitor
    gaming devices (Xbox and Wii) It also has some problems like No Display
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To all those who cannot see any display..hold down the on/off button until it beeps once, then wait a few seconds until it beeps again, the ps3 will have reset itself and will adjust the visual settings to fit your tv

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  • asullivan3 Aug 03, 2011

    This doesn't work for me. Every time I try it, my ps3 just keeps turning off. It won't reset at all. I've tried everything anyone has suggested on the net to do but it still won't work. Anybody have any other suggestions. I see the screen flash when I turn it on but nothing appears on the screen. I've tried turning off the tv and unplugging it and the ps3 and turning them back on, and everything else. please help.

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This works where the others didn't. turn OFF your ps3. then hold down power button about 5 seconds until the ps3 beeps. then follow your onscreen prompts.

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It does NOT lose the memory by holding the on/off button down for a few seconds. It works to get the display back after running on HDMI.

Thanks xxallstarxx

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Yes hold the button i had same problem now works fine

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I've this before. I connected my PS3 to HDTV via HDMI cable and for sound I've AVR connected via opitcal cable. The sound are playing well, but I got no luck on display. I checked HDMI, Component, AV cables, but still I got nothing even with resting PS3 setting (holding power button 5 seconds in the start-up). Then I turned of my TV for couple minutes then I turn it on, with my previous cables setup, and resting PS3 setting again, I turned on the PS3 and I got the display.

It appears that's the TV was stuck or something.

Posted on May 03, 2009

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Unplug hdmi
Use original cable for video and audio
change channell to video in, no HD
Keep pushed green button.

Now works but only in low definition

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The system does not load discs. At the start up screen there is a little green dot in the upper right hand corner saying that the system wants to load disc, however for some odd reason it does not load.

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Have you reset your ps3 to facroty settings? Disconnect all external devices like TV out cables etc and then reset your PS3..

Posted on Mar 09, 2007

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    Adi Rishi Mar 11, 2007

    Yes, that is a possibility, try to locate the manual that came with the console which will have info on how to reset the PS3.

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    Adi Rishi Apr 01, 2007

    Did you try to use the VGA to HDMI convertor to plug the system on your TV?

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All you do is turn the ps3 on.. and then after the green lights on hold the button again for like 10 seconds and it resets the video settings..

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How do u change it back to av from the ps3 menu? it wont work for me with the buttons so how do u change it from the menu. please in detail since i cant see where im pressing

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Sorry same here

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I have tried to reset my ps3 but there is still no display what should i do

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