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Playstastion 3 when i plug the hdmi lead in i just get a blank screen?

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With ur tv remote go to options and enable hdmi.

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When I'm told the system was not turned off correctly press ok then the screen stays blank


You corrupted your settings. Turn on the Ps3 let it power cycle, once you get to the blank screen hold down the power button until it beeps 3 times (about 25 secs) Your ps3 will shut off( note: if you have HDMI only, plug in your RCA connections as this will reset your ps3 display to analog) once you are back at xmb, plug in your HDMI and go to display settings and select HDMI. Always let your PS3 do its thing before shutting it down, its equivalent to unplugging your computer instead of logging off correctly.

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Playstation 3, solve blank screen with av cable


Hi everybody, i have seen alot of questions on here that refer to people getting blank screens (no signal) when turning on their ps3 (usually after using it with a HDMI cable but not always) if you are using a standard AV cable (scart or the red/white/yellow leads) and you dont get a picture most of the time all you need to do is

1, Turn on your console at the back so the res standby light comes on

2, Hold down the on/off button on the front for several seconds untill you hear the single beep followed by another single beep then release to reset video settings to default

3, If this did not work, when on standby, hold down the on/off button but when it double beeps do not let go, just keep holding until it switches off then do the same again this time it will double beep when you hear this let go, you will need to plug you pad in with the usb cable to continue.

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on Aug 12, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I was using my ps 3 on my plasma tv connected by a HD lead. I then hooked it up to another tv using a scart lead and now it won't work. I hooked it back up to the plasma tv and it works fine. I need it to...


Got to settings in the PS3 Crossbar and go to display settings. The first one should say video output settings, click on it. It should say your connection type is HDMI. Select component/D Terminal and hit change. The screen should go blank. During this time plug it in to your other t.v by the scart. It should say "Can you read this screen?" hit yes and there you go. To go back to HDMI do the same.

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Comes on but blank screen


Perform the following steps to reset the Video Output Settings.
  1. Make sure the HDMI cable is connected to the HDMI OUT port on the back of the PLAYSTATION 3 system. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI Input port of the TV or display monitor.
  2. While the PLAYSTATION 3 system is in standby mode (red light on the front of the system), hold down the touch-sensitive power button on the front of the system until the system goes into standby mode again . (So the light cycle would go from: red light --> green light --> then back to red light). This will ensure that you have held down the power button long enough to reset the Video Output Settings.
  3. Turn on the PLAYSTATION 3 system and once the system finishes powering up, the Video Output Settings will automatically reset to the standard resolution (or detect the current display output settings of your TV/monitor).

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Problems with HDMI. Screen goes 'blank' whilst playing game. TV claims to be not receiving any signal. play with HDMI cable at back of ps3 and picture returns... Is this my ps3 my HDMI cable or my...


I have the same problem but i changed my hdmi lead for a more expensive one from comet and its fine now! so proberly just a rubbish HDMI lead i bought mine on ebay for £2.99 :-( Not such a bargain.

Dec 10, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hold the power button (5-10 SECS) when turning it on and your PS3 will automatically set the correct video output.

Nov 05, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Problem connecting HDMI cable


Hey there I don't see why your playstation 3 should be doing that other than the console being defective. Sony doesn't have this problem that often and actually this is the first time i have heard of such problem. Try making sure the the HDMI cable is connected at both ends all the way in and also make sure your Samsung is a 1080P which i am pretty sure it is and finally if you have a friend or another 1080P HDTV in your house i would try and see if your ps3 will support the 1080P feature. If you still have the problem even when you use a different TV then its the ps3 that is malfunctioning otherwise it would be your Samsung. Let me know how that turns out alright.

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Scart to HDMI


press and hold your power button for a few secs until it beeps, do it again.This resets all of your settings.You just need to set everythin right again

Aug 20, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hdmi leads


Well did you try the 3 coloured plugs thats connected to the PS3 the problem with the PS3 is that the 3 coloured plug is abit heavy so it goes down you mite want to adjust the plug so that it doesn't make the screen turn black or w/e.

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