PS3 powers up reads disks, or seems to, but when I look for it on my HDMI for the TV it won't show up anymore. I tried the component cables as well and they don't give a picture either. Am I missing something? Can it be reset? I mostly use this for my Bluray movies and not for games.
To reset the playstation, hold down the power button until it beeps twice and turn it off from the back. at that point, wait three to five seconds and then turn it back on from the back and then the front.
then you can can automatically or manually change the audio/ video settings.
i recommend that you do manual with the problems you seem to have. if you are using hdmi, start from the lowest setting on the visual and test each one to see what your resolution your tv has.
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1. if u are using hdmi port and it is connected to hdmi in your tv
setting might have been changed
1. take out ur nomal av output wire which is given by sony , plug it on to a normal tv (rgb) now u can see the display (if not try mannual swithch off the ps3 and on for 3 to 4 times) u will get the display 2. now go to settings (video settings) there is a option called video output u can change it to AUTOMATIC
you might have it stuck on a different video output e.g HDMI or AV. i had the same problem when i took my ps3 to a friends house mine was stuck on HDMI from my tv and i put it on my friend's tv on AV and it didnt show up i thought my ps3 was broke but when i got it home i realised you have to change it from HDMI to AV through settings on the XMB on display settings. hope this helps
Well you can just use the hdmi cable if you're going both audio and video in to your tv. With your hdmi cable you get the best quality for both.
But in anycase, it seems that your PS3 is set up to output video via HDMI cable. To reset our video output settings, simply power down your PS3 (turned off) and hold down the power button until you hear the second beep. (around 5-10 secs) Power back up and hopefully you'll have video via your av cable. Hope this helps.
Had same problem with Panasonic PT60LC14 tv when connecting by HDMI cord to my PS3 and a blue ray disc was playing. First, read your tv manual to see what video inputs it supports . Then read the PS3 online manual (section on "video output settings").
For me I found out that my tv only supported 1080i (along with 480i/p, 780p) and the ps3 manual says blue ray outputs 1080p, so my blue ray discs will not play on my tv according to the PS3 manual. PS3 manual says to restart the ps3 (power off, then power on and HOLD for 5 seconds) - then the standard video output settings should be reset. Hopefully the ps3 menu will pop up at least. I haven't tried this yet but if it doesn't work, i'll may try to reset PS3 video out settings manually first using another tv that works with it ..
Follow the guy aboves solution to reset your Ps3 to 480i. Turn the power to the system off from the switch on the back and then when you flip it back have the power button held down on the front of the system. This only resets the picture doesn't change anything else or erase any games, I had to do it and it works!!