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My tv-screen is black. Seems there is no connection from the console. Brand new PS3. I might have used the main power switch when system was not at stand by. Is there a way to reset the system to origional? I have tried to keep my finger at the switch at start up until the second beep - but nu result.

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  • cmvb Jan 04, 2009

    Got it for Christmas 2008, worked great for movies and games for a few days, then one day nothing but a black screen when I turned it on. Switched cables and ports into tv, didn't help.  No red lights. 

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I had this same problem but was finally able to fix it (immediately after I posted about it) by keeping my finger on the button until after the second beep.  I had tried this a couple of times before but it turns out I was keeping my finger on there too long.  Try lifting your finger right after the second beep.  You'll need to have a controller connected via a cable, as well. 
We had to choose RESTORE PS3 SYSTEM from the options menu. If you choose this you will lose all saved  settings and data.  My husband is going through the new setup process now.  We tried a couple of the other less drastic options from the menu at first, but they didn't work.  After we chose the Restore PS3 System, it took a minute or two for anything to show up on the screen, but it was our last try before taking it in to a pro, so we tried to be patient let it do it's thing and it eventually came up on the screen. 
We only got the system a couple of weeks ago and are very casual game players so it didn't bother us to lose saved data, but it is a pain in the **** redoing the setup.  I just hope this isn't a re-occurring problem.
Hope this helps, good luck.

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If you are attempting to change to an HDMI cable from a different video cable or if the video output settings do not match those required for the display in use, the screen may stay black. If the screen stays black for more than 30 seconds, you may need to reset the video output settings of the PS3.

To reset video output settings:

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Hi, I bought a brand new ps3 console yesterday and everything worked fine when I set it up. I did not have to change any settings in relation to the display at all and it was perfect when I tried out my...


Hi.

No you shouldn't need a new TV, all you need to do is reset the video settings, follow the guide below >>>>>

  1. Make sure that you have only 1 type of video cable connected between your PS3 and your TV or monitor, an HDMI cable is optimal. If you have multiple video connections the reset sometimes does not work.
  2. Make sure that your TV or monitor is turned on and set to the proper input for your PS3.
  3. With your PS3 in standby mode, turn your console on using the front power button and hold the button down.With the button held down, You will here one beep when the console first turns on, and, after about 4-5 seconds, you will here a second beep. When you here the second beep let go of the button.
  4. If you watch the screen you should see it flicker once or twice and then your system should boot up and go to a screen to confirm your video settings. Simply confirm the settings and you should be able to resume playing your PS3 as normal.
  5. If your system does not boot up and give you the confirmation screen for your video settings, then you should shut the system off and restart the system as normal. This will usually finalize the reset of the video settings.
  6. If your system still is not displaying video then please repeat steps 1-5 again. It is unlikely but, you may have to reset the video 3-4 times before it works with your console. The reason for this is unknown.
  7. The procedure to reset video ,on your PS3, should be complete at this point and you should be back up and running as normal.
NOTES: PS3 "slim" models are always in standby mode when plugged in. PS3 "fat" models must have the rear power switch turned on. If you are only using the composite video cables, then there will be no confirmation screens for your video settings.



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