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PS3 will not display on TV

PS3 was previously setup for HDMI cable and HDMI TV, on Vacation and trying to hook up PS3 using componet cables I get no visual on TV

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  • cpeanut Jan 01, 2009

    how do i reset ps3 to default

  • jamezag Jan 01, 2009

    how do you reset the ps3

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    i played on my ps3 the night before. got up the next morning went to go on it. all the lights lit on the console but nothing came up on my none hd tv. my t.v is working

  • jonathanlye Jan 02, 2009

    ps3 will work when i use the hdmi cable on it on my hd tv but i want to put the ps3 on another tv that is not hdmi using the scart lead but cant seem to get anything up on the screen

  • moyer96 Mar 08, 2009

    i was hooking up my ps3 to a tv and the other person plugged in the controller charger into his xbox 360 wen it was on and now my ps3 wont show picture wen i turn it on

  • dskinner417 Mar 19, 2009

    i have my ps3 configured to hdmi and need to set it back so it will will work with av1

  • darrenj25 Mar 19, 2009

    thankyou very much for the info i mustve kept my finger on the off button last time i switched it off and i didnt realise u could reset it like that,i was getting angry as i was going to take it back but couldnt find the reciept,wouldnt i looked stupid when a spotty trainee showed me how to do it lol .

  • spades May 02, 2009

    my ps3 works when i use the hdmi cables but when i use the component cable i get the audio but no visual what do i do



  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    How do you hook up a ps3 to a rca flatscreen tv ive tried hooking it up with the hdmi but still doesnt wor just keeps on saying no signal

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WHEN YOU START YOUR PS 3, KEEP YOUR FINGER ON THE START BUTTON UNTIL YOU EAR A SECOND BEEP ( BETWEEN 5 & 10 SECONDS); THIS WILL RESET AND SELECT THE RIGHT CONNECTION . I HAD TO FIND THIS PROBLEM WHEN WE WERE SWITCHING FROM THE LIVING ROOM TO MY KID'S ROOM.

LET ME KNOW, HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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This works for sure; You need to make sure that the console is already in standby (light on the front is red) Hold down the power button for 5 - 10 seconds, the light will turn green and it will beep twice. Shut off your system at the back and wait a minute. Turn it back on and you should be good.

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Reset ps3 settings to default and restart browser

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  • Try connecting with the supplied AV Cable instead of the HDMI to see if you can get a successful installation. This will help determine where the problem may be with your particular HDMI setup and/or equipment.


  • Some older HDTVs may have issues with the copy protection protocols (HDCP) causing the handshake not being communicated between the TV and the PS3. Try resetting the TV by turning the TV and PS3 off, then unplug the TV power cord from the outlet and plug it back in. Then turn your TV and PS3 back on and see if the picture appears.

  • Try using a different the HDMI Cable on the PS3.Make sure the HDMI Cable is free of any cuts, frays or other visible damage.
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When trying to connect the ps3 using the supplied analog cables nothing appears on the screen it is as if there is no output from the unit. Prior to this the unit was hooked up using the hdmi cable. Any...


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If that doesn't work try replacing the A/V or HDMI cables. If it still doesn't work you may need to send it to Sony and have it replaced. The video output section of the console may be bad or not functioning correctly.

If you have a friend with a PS3 try to see if they will bring their's over and let you test it out. If their PS3 won't display then it's something wrong with the wires or the TV.

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What holding the power button does is it resets the video settings to the lowest common denominator and then you can reconfigure it for the optimal picture quality of the component cables.

If that doesn't work double check the component connections on the back of the TV and just make sure they are where they should be and that no accidents were made while hooking it up.

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