Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
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.
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
My tv screen is black no connection
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
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Note: How to reset video output settings
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.
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