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AV Cable Problems for PS3

My tv won't display the picture for my ps3. I have an AV cable and it worked before fine but it just suddenly stopped working. I tested the inputs on my tv and the dvd player worked fine. I also tested the AV cable with a volt meter and it was working fine.

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  • matthewmas Dec 31, 2008

    I switched my ps3 to a diffrent high def tv and i messed with video i think i put it on component on acident and the holding the power button didnt work help plz?

  • epicwin Jan 03, 2009

    Same problem here. I was running it on HDMI for the past few months but when i switched back to the A/V cables supplied with the console today, it appeared not to be working. A friend experienced the same issue as well.

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    I have tried resetting the system but the AV cable still doesn't work.
    When I use the HDMI cable, the system works fine.
    ANy other hints?

    Thanks

  • latnoflavr Jan 04, 2010

    I've got the same problem, but i was wondering if a "factory reset" will delete all saved data? I'm sure it would but i want to know if is has happened to anyone who has resetted their console.

    Thank you :)

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I am not completely sure that this will help you, however try doing a "factory reset".
You accomplish this by first (1) having the PS3 being off (2) hold down the power button on the front of the PS3. It will beep once when you turn it on and then a second time. When you hear it the second time, let go. See what happens.

Sometimes if you connect your consoles video a different way such as S-Video, Component or HDMI, your console remembers those settings and saves them causing many individuals to turn their console on and there is no video.

I hope this gives you somewhere to start.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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    I freaking love u man lol

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Well this isnt a solution but thank you so much 1Mazin you seriously saved me. :P i was just about to get pissed and return this brand new ps3 but this fixed it. thank you. :)

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Hold the power button until you hear 2 beeps, and then your problems should be fixed, the only thing that was reset was the back round wall paper, but they were still saved in the themes menu and none of the saved data will be reset

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Oh my gosh my brother has an addiction for ps3 and when it wasnt working he flipped out so honestly this was a great help thank you sooo much!

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Had same problem and this solved it!!! Thanks a million!!

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It worked hooray

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Thanx 1mazin your a genious

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Wow, just tried this solution and it worked, thank you very much!

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Thanx 1mazin

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try turning your tv on the input that you have the ps3 plugged in. Then with your ps3 on standby (the red light is on), hold the power button until the second beep. This resets the video settings

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