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My playstation will turn on and the lights will come on an everything,...but the screen remains blank/black. The normal home screen will not come up...PLEASE HELP!!

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  • nycguy_67 Dec 26, 2008

    I have the exact same problem, and it is not my television! I know this because i have a secon PS3 that works fine. I called SONY and we tried rebooting with no success. They advised that I send it in for repair which I am reluctant to do since I have the original 60gb, and have concerns that my reverse compatibilty with ps2 games may be lost somehow when they "fix" it.

  • RyanKerr Dec 26, 2008

    i turn on my PS3, there is sound but no picture for my games or blu-ray discs, i have tryed all of the channels on my tv but still nothing, i have other consoles and they work fine on AV, but my playstation doesnt!!

  • Osiris2067 Dec 26, 2008

    Mine is also doing this. I am wondering if the update has something to do with this? Updated it about a week ago.... now all I have is a blank screen.


  • mjc2104 Dec 26, 2008

    PS3 wil turn on and take disk and lights show, however nothing shows on the tv and no sound.  It is plugged in HDMI as i have done many times before but nothing.... tried using a red white and yellow av cable from my ps2 and still wont work, ps2 will but not ps3......

  • keithsbryan Dec 26, 2008

    My PS3 will not come on as well. Just had a PS2 connected to the same TV and on Video 2, it came up on the screen. Now just a blue screen. Nothing fancy, no HDMI or S-Video, just the dtandard AV cable that was supplied. This is the same type of cable that I have been using the PS2. Tried looking for other sources...nothing.

  • gcollins1291 Dec 27, 2008

    my ps3 will not come on at all no power no power light is there a fuse blown PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • yatipope Dec 27, 2008

    I have the same problem. It will only turn off by holding down the touchpad button for ten seconds. Have you tried pressing down the touchpad button for about 5 seconds upon startup and release it after you hear the second beep. This is supposed to RESET the settings for your monitor/TV. Doesn't work for me though. Please keep us updated,..I just dropped mine off to get repaired. Bummer

  • trofficus Dec 27, 2008

    i have this problem too, but my controller wont connect either. i dont think its my tele as its on the hdmi channel, and my xbox works just fine

  • rbeall497 Dec 27, 2008

    my screen stays blank the power and lights work i have no idea what is going on


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Its your tv... you have to make sure that it is the correct channel... it might be a pain, but go through the different channels such as : Video, Satellite, Composite, Tuner, VGA, etc...

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