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My ps3 starts up but on the start up screen all i see is the wavy line and sometimes just a black screen can anyone help me

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  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    powers on but blank screen....help

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    turns on but no display on screen...... i tried resetting it but it still didnt display.....

  • ah271 Jan 11, 2009

    ravie13,

    i have the problem BUT i switched hdmi 'ports' on my hdtv.

    so when i turned it on and it said "hdmi cable detected. would you like to use it", i clicked yes.

    and then it resets and shows up with the sony computer entertainment logo. and thats it!!! no user account. no menu's. and no options.

    please help....

  • aaronewing Jan 11, 2009

    Same problem...tryed reseting hdmi...still randonly happens


  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    When I turn my ps3 on it just has a black screen and no sound.

  • Anonymous May 12, 2009

    ok well my brother got off the ps3 he did turned it of the red light thing so i turned it on but all i saw was the white wavy lines so i did a hard shut-down and now all i get a black screen but when i put a disc in a ge the loading dics in the top right coner but that is it and now i get this wierd noise coming from the tv when it is on it just wont work i dont even get the main screen when it starts up it is just black please help me!!

  • T-Rod2 May 12, 2009

    I get a black screen and a wavy line also when loading a disc; I see the loading disc symbol at the top right corner, but that's it. No menu, no sound, no nothing.

  • ah271 May 11, 2010

    i tried to turn it on again and in that process of setting the display to the hdmi cable, i never once found the screen asking me to restore it to factory defaults. even after the logo came on and i held the ps3 button down - i found no such option. really really could do with some help...

    :(

  • laph9979 May 11, 2010

    did you try the system restart? You do the restart by pushing and holding down the power button down (with it at red light) till it beeps a second time (about 6 seconds or so).
    Laterz,
    Scott


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This might happen if you've switched cables (i.e. from the supplied cable to an HDMI cable).  If you did this follow the advice above from laph9979 and you should get a screen asking if you want to restart the system (or restore it to factory defaults).

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